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David Puttnam: “I think it speaks to people’s inner sense of what they want themselves to be.”’ Photograph: Justin Walpole.

If you ever get to tell David Puttnam he has to sit down tonight and watch one of his own films, his first choice would be Local Hero, the Scottish dr(...)

The additional frequency and capacity on the route coincides with the start of the phased introduction of new border controls by the UK government on imports from the EU. Photograph: iStock

Danish shipping company DFDS has added a fourth ferry to the Rosslare to Dunkirk route in northern France as demand for Britain-bypassing routes conti(...)

Kilkeel harbour in Co Down. Photograph: James Forde

Fisherfolk in Kilkeel, Co Down, have had to fight inclement weather on the seas for weeks, along with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Unlike t(...)

An unaccompanied freight truck is loaded on to the Brittany Ferries ferry Cap Finistere, before departing for Cherbourg from Rosslare Europort, which has ramped up direct routes to mainland Europe since Brexit.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Rosslare Europort recorded a record increase in European freight volumes in January as more businesses chose direct ferries with mainland Europe to av(...)

DG Boyce:  his modest manner belied both his influence and a remarkable breadth and depth of historical, as well as literary, knowledge and insight. Photograph: Niall Boyce

David George Boyce, who has died at the age of 77, was a leading historian of Anglo-Irish relations. His career was based almost entirely in Wales but(...)

Hauliers are booked onto the new Rosslare to Dunkirk service operated by shipping line DFDS.

Capacity issues are building on direct ferries between Ireland and mainland Europe as lorries avoiding Brexit checks through Britain are “bumped” to m(...)

A truck takes the direction of the ferries to cross the Channel to Britain. Photograph: Denis Charlet/ AFP via Getty Images

All UK residents travelling to France on direct ferries from Ireland will require negative Covid-19 tests after the French authorities extended effort(...)

Rosslare Europort reported an almost 500 per cent increase in freight units on ferries to and from France and Spain in the first six sailing days of January. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rosslare Europort, the State’s second busiest lorry freight port, recorded a sixfold increase in freight on direct routes with Europe this week, while(...)

 Truck drivers Pedro Ferreira and John Carroll at Rosslare Europort for the first departure of the DFDS service from  Rosslare Europort to Dunkirk. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A new ferry service direct from Rosslare to Dunkirk set sail for the first time on Saturday afternoon. For Pedro Ferreira it was a relief. Having en(...)

DFDS ship Optima Seaways  doing berthing trials earlier this week at Rosslare Europort, in preparation for the new direct service to Dunkirk.

The first day of sailings on the new direct ferry service by shipping operator DFDS between Rosslare and Dunkirk in France are fully booked, the compa(...)

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