More good news from Britain

  • Irish Ferries is to increase its capacity and frequency on the Dublin to Holyhead route through the introduction of a third ship in December 2013.
  • Currently, the ferry company operates eight sailings per day on the key Irish Sea route using its flagship Ulysses and the High Speed Craft Jonathan Swift.
  • Irish Ferries has chartered the Epsilon ( 2011 built ) to supplement its existing Ireland to Britain services. The ship will provide two additional departures per day in each direction which will result in an increase in the company’s schedule to a maximum of twelve sailings between Holyhead and Dublin each day. The recently built vessel will provide significant vehicle capacity along with modern facilities on board including cabins, bar/cafeteria and self-service restaurant.

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  • This is a major vote of confidence by Irish Ferries and bodes well for a more rapid recovery in Ireland’s largest source market, which over recent months has show a very welcome return to growth.
  • And on the same day as the Irish Ferries announcement, the reduction by the ECB of its benchmark interest rate to a record low of .25% should also see the Euro falling sharply against Sterling.  And a weaker Euro will mean even greater value for British visitors to Ireland.
  • So, lower VAT, removal of airport departure tax in Ireland, increased capacity by both surface and air carriers, a stronger Pound, and an improving British economy – surely we are on the Path to Growth in Britain.
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