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Calais-Dover is the closest maritime link between the continent and Britain, crossed by two million lorries, 46 million tonnes of freight and 9.1 million passengers last year. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Jean-Marc Puissesseau loves England. The president of the Channel ports at Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer says he travels to the UK at every opportunity.(...)

Ireland is in danger of becoming over reliant on Dublin Port while reducing the potential of the port closest to the EU, Labour party leader Brendan Howlin has said.  File photograph: PA Wire

The Government needs to “immediately move” to bolster and diversify transport links to the European Union, the Labour Party has said. Labour party l(...)

The additional crossings will see ports in Poole, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Immingham and Felixstowe used. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

A Government department has spent more than £100 million on ferries to ease potential problems in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Documents outlining(...)

rail

More than two years after it was promised, the Government is reviewing a possible extension of the western rail corridor from Athenry, Co Galway, to C(...)

Joe O’Farrell (left) of the Shackleton Museum Athy and Sven Habermann of Conservation Letterfrack peer into the cabin in which the explorer died in the Antartic on January 5th, 1922. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sven Habermann has taken delivery of many fine and fragile objects at his north Connemara workshop, and they come in all shapes, sizes, ages and condi(...)

Shackleton’s cabin pictured at Dun Laoghaire en route to Galway for restoration work with John O’Reilly, Fergus O Gorman  and Joe Farrell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The cabin in which Irish adventurer Ernest Shackleton died of a heart attack in the Antarctic Ocean in early 1922 has landed in Letterfrack in Connema(...)

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s South Pole expedition team: Left to right – Frank Wild, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eric Marshall and Jameson Boyd-Adams. Photograph: Shackleton Foundation/PA

The cabin in which Irish adventurer Ernest Shackleton died of a heart attack in the Antarctic Ocean in early 1922 has been shipped to Ireland as a lo(...)

A Eurostar passenger train travelling from England exits the Channel Tunnel. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain’s competition regulator has told Groupe Eurotunnel, the operator of the undersea rail link between Britain and France, it will have to stop op(...)