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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(...)

  La belle dame sans merci, by Arthur Hughes (detail)

It’s news to me, but according to a US almanac called School of the Seasons, November 30th in Ireland is a day when, traditionally, the dead go dancin(...)

Jonathan Swift: Of the 35 sermons he wrote down, just 12 survive. Among topics they addressed was falling asleep in church, which Swift blamed on a decline in the quality of preaching. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth in Dublin on November 30th, 1667, will be celebrated largely for his legendary reputation as a writer (...)

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