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(...)

The use of ports in Wales and east England is more expensive than direct ferries to the Continent, but its superior times are essential for major industries. Above, Dover Ferry Terminal. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Brexit will “significantly disrupt” the 150,000 trucks that travel through Britain annually taking goods between Ireland and the EU, a Government-orde(...)

The 333m cruise ship the MSC Splendida visiting Dublin Port. Ireland’s cruise industry witnessed an 11 per cent increase  with 274 vessels docking at Irish ports. Photograph: Eric Luke

The total number of passengers travelling between the island of Ireland, Great Britain and continental Europe declined by 2.6 per cent to 4.3 million (...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photograph: Irish Times

Improving domestic condition helped the country’s maritime industry bounce back last year with shipping traffic rising 7 per cent to 29.8 million tonn(...)

The radical new type of cantilevered saddle made from high-performance thermoplastic composites

Recent technological advances have led to lighter, more comfortable equipment and, subsequently, performance gains for sportspeople. Take cycling. (...)

A container ship sits berthed at Dublin port. Traffic figures released today suggest feed imports linked to the fodder crisis helped to mask further decline in port traffic. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg.

A sharp increase in the volume of animal feed imports helped to mask the continued downturn in container traffic through Irish ports in the fir(...)