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City of Derry airport is to get subsidy for direct flights to London.

Donegal County Council has welcomed confirmation that the UK Government is going to subsidise direct flights between the City of Derry airport and Lon(...)

A file image of Port of Ramsgate in the  south east England. Seaborne  was awarded a €15. 7m contract  to run ferries from Ramsgate  to Ostend in Belgium. The  company has no ships. Photograph: AFP

An Irish shipping business that the UK government claimed pulled support from a company contracted to provide ferries in the event of a no-deal Brexit(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Barclay is due to meet Michel Barnier on Monday. File photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will meet Britain’s Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay on Monday evening to resume talks. Mr Barnier (...)

Transport secretary Chris Grayling’s decision to award Seaborne Freight a contract worth £13.8 million had attracted widespread criticism. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships has been cancelled by the UK’s department for transport. Transport secr(...)

Calais-Dover is the closest maritime link between the continent and Britain, crossed by two million lorries, 46 million tonnes of freight and 9.1 million passengers last year. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Jean-Marc Puissesseau loves England. The president of the Channel ports at Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer says he travels to the UK at every opportunity.(...)

Gatwick Airport was repeatedly forced to close between December 19th and 21st due to reported drone sightings, affecting about 1,000 flights. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Police are to be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas. Gatwick was repeatedly(...)

A view of the building housing the Seaborne Freight (UK) Limited office, in Aldgate, London. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

First, it emerged that the “startup” company hired to operate extra ferries as part of no-deal Brexit planning had no ships. Now, questions are being(...)

DUP politician Sammy Wilson, who is Member of Parliament (MP) for East Antrim, speaks at the ‘Leave Means Rally’. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The DUP has continued its hard rhetoric against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, with spokesman Sammy Wilson saying that their efforts were “directed to def(...)

Leo Varadkar: “If you start trying to amend it or unpick it you might find that the whole thing starts to unravel.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there is “not much room for renegotiation” of the Brexit deal. Mr Varadkar also said it will be “very difficult” to a(...)

The Dover-Calais route could be running at only 12-25 per cent of its normal capacity for up to six months under a no-deal Brexit

Britain is drawing up plans to charter ships to bring in emergency food and medicines in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit next March, in a move greeted(...)

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