Offshore wind projects for Rosslare

By Dan Walsh ESB and Iarnród Éireann (Port Authority for Rosslare Europort) have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on the organisations’ respective development plans to support offshore wind projects in the Celtic and Irish Seas. “Rosslare Europort is excited to work with ESB whose vision for the potential of offshore renewableContinue reading “Offshore wind projects for Rosslare”

Fire on Rosslare-Fishguard ferry

By Dan Walsh Passengers had to wear life jackets and emergency services were scrambled when a fire broke out in the engine room on the Stena Europe ferry crossing from Rosslare Europort to Fishguard last night (Saturday). The emergency services were alerted just before 21:25 GMT when the ferry was approximately two nautical miles offContinue reading “Fire on Rosslare-Fishguard ferry”

Two ships in port ‘incident’ at Rosslare

By Dan Walsh Two large passenger ferries had to take evasive action to avoid a collision near the entrance to the port of Rosslare Harbour on the morning of March 16th, 2022. Details have been published in a report by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) of what was described as a “close quarter incident”Continue reading “Two ships in port ‘incident’ at Rosslare”

Government approval for upgrade works at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh Important news from Rosslare Europort this week with Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton confirming Government approval has been given for the OPW to proceed to tender for the development of the necessary permanent state infrastructure in Rosslare Europort. The permanent facilities are needed to manage the requirementsContinue reading “Government approval for upgrade works at Rosslare Europort”

New service on Rosslare-Dunkirk route

By Dan Walsh A new passenger service between Ireland and France will be launched on Friday on the DFDS Rosslare-Dunkirk route when passenger travel will be introduced on a trial basis, as an addition to the existing freight service between the two ports. For the first time, DFDS will offer tourists a direct link betweenContinue reading “New service on Rosslare-Dunkirk route”

New shipping route Rosslare to Zeebrugge

By Dan Walsh A new freight route between Rosslare Europort and Zeebrugge, Belgium, will commence on July 23rd launched by Finnlines, and will provide a new direct link between Ireland and Continental Europe, which also offers a new connection from Finland to Ireland. The route will be operated by the ro-ro vessel, Finnpulp, which hasContinue reading “New shipping route Rosslare to Zeebrugge”

Smuggled alcohol seized at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers seized approximately 15,000 litres of beer and five litres of wine at Rosslare Europort, following the search of an Irish registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France, last Friday. The smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of more than €61,000, representing a potential loss to theContinue reading “Smuggled alcohol seized at Rosslare Europort”

A masterplan for Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh A €350 million masterplan covering various facets of development at Rosslare Europort and plans to establish an offshore renewable energy hub were announced yesterday. Plans are now being put place to bring the Offshore Renewable Energy hub to the planning permission stage while financial consultants have been appointed to develop a detailedContinue reading “A masterplan for Rosslare Europort”

New ship “a vote of confidence in Irish tourism”

By Dan Walsh Brittany Ferries is to introduce a more tourism-oriented ship Galicia on to its Rosslare/Bilbao route from November of this year. News of the new ship for Rosslare, was announced earlier today (Thursday) by Brittany Ferries’ President Jean-Marc Roué, who earlier this year became Honorary Consul for Ireland in Brittany who, along with the company’sContinue reading “New ship “a vote of confidence in Irish tourism””

Stena Line cancels crossings to Rosslare

By Dan Walsh Stena Line has cancelled all crossings between Fishguard, Pembrokeshire and Rosslare, until April 12th. Sailings on a Welsh ferry route have been suspended as the operator tries to plug gaps left in Northern Ireland. It has moved a ship to Northern Ireland following concerns food supplies could be by the P&O crisisContinue reading “Stena Line cancels crossings to Rosslare”