COMMENT: Irish Ferries party set to continue

ICG's new ferry is a bet on the Irish economy, writes Fearghal O'Connor

31st May, 2016

The new ferry will accommodate 1,885 passengers and crew, with 435 cabins and with capacity for 165 freight vehicles, plus a car deck with capacity for 300 passenger cars. It will replace the Epsilon, a chartered ferry, which was introduced on to the Dublin to Holyhead route in December 2013 in order to take a bigger slice of the growing market.

Back then, Ireland’s economic statistics were just starting to look positive and the added capacity by Irish Continental Group,...

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