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Containers are loaded on to trucks at Dover port. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Irish Road Haulage Association has urged the Government to help set up a fast, direct daily ferry service with continental Europe for lorries to a(...)

A bank draft was sent to the Empress Eugénie in Paris and, following a discussion with a French organisation established to assist casualties, the committee also decided to form an ambulance corps. Portrait of Empress Eugénie by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1853

Ireland’s first halting attempt to alleviate distress abroad took place 150 years ago during the Franco-Prussian War. In 1870, the Second French Empi(...)

Ironically, Macron’s internal problems are mounting just at the point where some of his signature policies are starting to show clear signs of success. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron might well have assumed his party’s preparations for next month’s local elections could not get any worse. That was u(...)

Stéphane Coispel, manager of French transport firm AllianCeuropE, at Cherbourg port: “It is very expensive for us, you have damage to trailers and we must repair them.”  Photograph: Jack Power

Stéphane Coispel is sitting in his car beside the barbed-wire fence enclosing Cherbourg port, one of several points of crossing that for migrants in E(...)

French minister of public action and accounts Gerald Darmanin (right) welcomes Britain’s  Michael Gove (centre) in Calais. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

France will test run for a month measures it has prepared for Britain’s exit from the European Union so that companies are fully prepared ahead of the(...)

 Chile fans  before the Women’s World Cup match against Sweden in Rennes. Photograph:   Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

World soccer’s governing body Fifa has defended its ticketing policy at the 2019 Women’s World Cup despite seeing average attendances at the first nin(...)

Glenn Carr, general manager of the Rosslare Europort

Nobody would have expected a set of virtual traffic lights at Tuskar Rock, the outcrop 11km off the southeast coast of Wexford, but in a no-deal Brexi(...)

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(...)

Driver John Carroll gets ready to  leave  Dublin for  Germany.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It’s a Saturday afternoon in Mulhuddart, west Dublin and lorry driver John Carroll is packing up for his two-day, six-country journey to Germany. Eve(...)

View of Lough Erne Resort on the banks of  Fermanagh’s Lough Erne

Five-star Lough Erne Resort from €124 per night Head to Fermanagh and try to beat Rory McIlroy’s record, he played a 68 on the Lough Erne Resort golf (...)

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