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Port congestion at Felixstowe: Danish shipping giant Maersk has had to make ‘short-term structural changes’ to its network. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Up the yard Global shipping logistics is one of those complex, gargantuan fields of human endeavour that at several points in hist(...)

Irish shipping traffic had not been affected, with between 20 and 22 ships continuing to arrive into Dublin every day, Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port Company, said

In a further sign of Brexit affecting trade, lorry freight volumes on ferries between Holyhead and Dublin – the busiest Irish Sea route – fell by a t(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday said the UK and EU would ‘sort out’ a row over the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Getty

Boris Johnson has claimed the UK has an “indestructible relationship” with the US, after his bilateral meeting on Thursday with president Joe Biden. (...)

The Suez Canal is blocked by large container ship Ever Given, causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels. Photograph: EPA

The shortest shipping route from Europe to Asia remained blocked on Wednesday as 10 tug boats struggled to free one of the world’s largest container s(...)

Eurovision Finland’s Sandhja (centre) performs with the song Sing It Away during 2016 semi-final. Photograph: Reuters

North Dakota could soon find itself awarded douze points by television viewers, after the Eurovision song contest signed a deal to create a US version(...)

Marathon runners using the controversial marathon shoe competing in Tokyo. “Essentially equipment should not come into the equation, whether that’s the 100m or the long jump or the marathon,” said John Treacy. Photograph:  Kyodo News/Getty Images

Like many people famed in the art of marathon running, John Treacy looked at the results from Tokyo last Sunday with some disbelief. Not just because (...)

An Aer Lingus regional plane parked at Donegal airport. Photograph: Bryan O’ Brien/The Irish Times

A prominently located ad in Donegal Airport’s departures area poses a serious question: “Do you really need to leave?” Medical device maker Randox, i(...)

Kellie Harrington holds her award for  The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year  2018. ‘Medals mean nothing to me. I’m just happy about the place I’m in right now, of how happy my family are, the person I’ve become.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kellie Harrington remembers how it broke in Astana in 2016. Canadian Sara Kali was between her and a world light-welterweight final. After the first-r(...)

Close to the Border between Dundalk, Co. Louth and Newry, Co. Down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Can a hard Border on the island of Ireland be avoided in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Probably not, is the answer. Just as the European Commission s(...)

Black Friday  was brought to this part of the world by the Walmart-owned Asda in 2013 and by everyone else a year later. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Some Black Friday sales started in Ireland last week and everyone from Argos to Zara is now promising discounts of anywhere between 20 and 70 per cent(...)

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