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Freight trucks at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford: Industry groups  warn delays at English ports could hit the transport of fresh food and time-sensitive produce. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Pressure is building on the Government to advance plans for alternative shipping routes bypassing Britain to avoid severe delays at English Channel po(...)

Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Photograph: iStock

Leaving Cert results day can be either one of the happiest days of people’s lives or one of disappointment when things don’t go to plan. People can be(...)

A woman wearing Islamic dress in Rotterdam: along with  Amsterdam and Utrecht, the city plans to ignore application of the burka ban. Photograph: Robin Utrecht

The Netherlands on Thursday became the sixth EU country to introduce a prohibition on face-covering in public buildings – in other words, a burka ban (...)

A burka ban – first proposed in 2010 – is scheduled to come into effect in The Netherlands on Thursday, August 1st. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP

Two days before it even comes into effect, the Netherlands’ new “burka ban” has been rendered largely unworkable by operational decisions by police an(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy  cross the line to win the Ireland trial. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Rowing might be unique in Irish sport in having two teams that are reigning world champions. And on Friday Ireland go into the final World Cup in Rott(...)

Port of Rotterdam. A new freight shipping route between Waterford and Rotterdam has been welcomed by the Irish Exporters Association. Photograph: iStock

A new freight shipping route between Waterford and Rotterdam has been welcomed by the Irish Exporters Association. Chief Executive Simon McKeever has(...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning the gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria last year. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The O’Donovan brothers are an iconic duo. In the mind of the public, inseparable. Gary and Paul are a team, two siblings who get on so well they finis(...)

Pieter Nota, BMW board member in charge of sales: “For us the road is not to force certain technologies through –  it’s more about the end results environmentally, it’s about clean air.

Here’s a 10-pointer pub quiz question: what’s the biggest tourist attraction in Bavaria? No, it’s not Munich’s infamous putsch beer hall, or the Neusc(...)

According to Harald Krüger, chairman of the board of management at BMW Group: “We expect to see a steep growth curve towards 2025: Sales of our electrified vehicles should increase by an average of 30 per cent every year.”

BMW is to launch over a dozen new all-electric models by 2023, two years earlier than planned. The German premium car maker has committed to offer 25 (...)

The port of Rotterdam. “The call in Waterford will boost the shipping options for local businesses, enabling them to reach Rotterdam within days and connect to the rest of the world.”  Photograph: iStock

A Dutch shipping line will open up Waterford port to new international trade routes when it commences a weekly service on the Waterford to Rotterdam r(...)

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