A group of about 30 young Irish people living in London departed on the train from Euston station at 9am this morning to make the journey back to Dublin to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. 2:11

Irish emigrants may have no right to vote from abroad, but many are not letting that stop them from casting a ballot in today’s referendums. The hasht(...)

The take-up of industrial space in the first quarter of 2015 was the highest Q1 figure recorded since 2008

Take-up of industrial space in the first quarter of 2015 was more than 107,000sq m (1.152 million sq ft), a 72,000sq m (775,000sq ft) increase on the (...)

The Splendida Cruise Ship is the largest ship ever to visit Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:04

As the sun rose on Monday morning, the world’s 11th longest cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, reversed its way up the mouth of the Liffey and into Dubli(...)

Ships docked in Dublin Port. The port is to play host to some of the world’s largest cruise ships next week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Dublin Port will welcome some of the largest cruise ships in the world next week. Next Wednesday, the 290m long Caribbean Princess, carrying more than(...)

 Leo George Devitt, a  historian from Raheny, Dublin, on board the Celtic Mist, which was once owned by late former taoiseach Charles Haughey. The yacht has opened to the public as part of Dublin Port’s anniversary celebrations. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times 1:25

Celtic Mist, the yacht that was previously owned by the late former taoiseach Charles Haughey, has opened to the public in Dublin. The 56 ft ketch was(...)

Port and shipping increases in recent years, together with anticipation of continued future growth, has moved some ports to prepare for additional capacity. Photograph: Getty Images.

Port and shipping volumes grew by 2 per cent last year, although the Irish Maritime Development Office said despite these gains levels are not yet ba(...)

It is also hoped the arrival of large cruise ships will attract significant additional footfall in the town from residents; this is estimated at one Irish visitor per passenger. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A planning application for a “next generation” cruise ship berth at Dún Laoghaire harbour will be filed this month in a move expected to bring about 4(...)

Inspector Michael O’Connor said thieves are using fishing rods and hooks to prise car keys from hallways and hall tables late at night.

Householders have been warned not to put their car keys in a place which they can be accessed through their letter boxes. Opportunistic thieves are us(...)

On the tourism side, Dublin Port said it attracted 277,269 ferry passengers in the first three months of the year, a 5 per cent rise on the first quarter of last year

Cargo volumes rose by 5.3 per cent at Dublin Port during the first three months of the year with total throughput reaching 7.8 million gross tonnes, c(...)

Royal Cork’s Anthony O’Leary and the crew of Antix, winners of IRC One of last weekend’s Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Easter Challenge regatta on the Solent. Photo: Paul Wyeth

Although Dun Laoghaire yacht clubs have yet to issue any combined response on Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) plans to build a 435-metre berth i(...)