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Total revenues across the group’s ferries division amounted to €98 million, up 165 per cent on the prior year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish Continental Group, the owner of Irish Ferries, said it has been forced to pass on increased costs to consumers in the form of higher prices. In(...)

Protesters demonstrate against  prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak outside Downing Street on Wednesday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow over the “partygate” scandal on Wednesday when his justice minister quit over “repeated rule-breaking and breaches(...)

People take part in a demonstration against the dismissal of P&O workers at the Port of Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said he would support any new measures taken by the UK government to raise wages on Irish Sea ferries in respons(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons on  Wednesday. Photograph:    UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has called for sanctions to be intensified until all Russian troops have withdrawn from Ukraine, including those who have occupied Crime(...)

P&O’s Pride of Canterbury  and  Pride of Kent: P&O can employ agency staff on the Dover to Calais route at £5.50 an hour. Why should people to-ing and fro-ing between two rich countries subsist on less than either one’s minimum wage?   Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA

A few years ago, P&O ferries with names like Spirit of Britain and Pride of Kent were under the UK flag with mostly UK-based crew on an average sa(...)

The Irish Ferries ship WB Yeats. The cheaper labour model operated by Irish Ferries has allowed it to gain a competitive advantage over P&O on the English Channel route. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

British government plans to prevent ferry companies operating out of UK ports paying below the country’s minimum wage could have implications for Iri(...)

The P&O Ferries passenger check-in area at the Port of Larne, Co Antrim, where the European Causeway has been detained by authorities for being “unfit to sail”. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Protests took place at Dublin Port and a number of UK ports on Saturday morning over the sacking of hundreds of seafarers, as calls grew for a P&O(...)

 P&O workers  protesting  outside parliament in London  following the sacking of hundreds of   staff. They  are to be replaced by agency workers.  Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The British government has, possibly belatedly, found its moral compass over ferry company P&O’s mass sackings. Ministers have professed themselv(...)

A demonstration in Larne over P&O’s sacking of 800 workers. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Goods are flowing freely into Northern Ireland despite suspended P&O sailings, according to a haulage industry chief who warned against “hysteria (...)

Angela Rayner will deputise for Keir Starmer at prime minister’s questions on Wednesday. Photograph: Jacob King/PA

UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has tested positive for coronavirus and Angela Rayner will deputise for him at prime minister’s questions, a party s(...)

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