Irish Ferries faces €7m bill for cancelling French services

Delays by German shipbuilder forced ferry operator to cancel sailings

The Irish Ferries vessel the ’Oscar Wilde’. File photograph

The Irish Ferries vessel the ’Oscar Wilde’. File photograph

Irish Ferries faces a bill of up to €7 million for cancelling scheduled French services following delays by a German shipbuilder in finishing a new craft for the company.

The ferry operator was forced to cancel sailings of its new ship, the WB Yeats, from Dublin to France, beginning on July 30th, because its builder, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), had told the Irish firm that the craft would not be ready on time.

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