Jonathan Swift

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Belfast city , from the top of Cave Hill. ‘Belfast will sound louder than you left it, there’s just a chance your view of it will have changed for the better.’ Photograph: iStock Photo

Cave Hill is an inescapable fact of Belfast life. Practically the only time you can’t see it is when you are standing right on it. It isn’t the highes(...)

ICG had to cancel summer sailings of the WB Yeats, a new ship that it ordered from German shipbuilder FSG, because it was not ready on time

Ferry company Irish Continental Group (ICG) found itself in choppy financial waters this summer, thanks in part to a number of things that were beyond(...)

An artists impression of the WB Yeats

Cancelled sailings that left ferry operator Irish Continental Group (ICG) with a €13 million bill made trading during the peak summer period “difficul(...)

After a hearty laugh, it has been estimated our muscles stay relaxed for up to 45 minutes. Photograph: iStock

“The best doctors in the world are Dr Diet, Dr Quiet and Dr Merryman.” – Jonathan Swift I have a soft spot for medical aphorisms. Some are true: the (...)

Eamonn Rothwell, chief executive with Irish Continental Group. Photograph:  Mac Innes Photography

Irish Continental Group (ICG) will face a bill of up to €2.8 million for cancelling scheduled Dublin-Cherbourg sailings on a new ferry whose delivery (...)

Scientists at MIT studying Twitter news stories found that false news was usually more novel than true news

A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on, said Terry Pratchett, paraphrasing Jonathan Swift and others before him – but not(...)

ICG owned Ulysses. Photograph: Eric Luke

Increased fuel costs and weaker sterling led earnings at Irish Ferries owner Irish Continental Group (ICG) to fall 3 per cent, results for the year en(...)

Princess Grace  and Prince Rainier of Monaco with  their  children Caroline and Albert in the  1960s. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

I don’t go to Monaco for the sports cars or casinos but to enjoy a delicate, pea-green first full edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Sylvi(...)

Norwegian Air’s new Dreamliner with Jonathan Swift on the tailfin

New lounge for Air Canada Air Canada has increased its offering from Dublin to Toronto to a full-service year-round service. Business travellers wil(...)

Irish Continental Group is finalising its fleet operational requirements for 2018. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ferries operator Irish Continental Group has announced a new suite of financing arrangements for the company. Following the maturity of its existing(...)

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