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  1. Yes, something's wrong. I had replied to Adicat's post yesterday. Then Adicat's post disappeared. And so did the part of the post that I had quoted. Also, Manxscorpio's post from yesterday has disappeared.
  2. Ah, Manxscorpio, the very person. Buzzbee, being a bit of a nerd, is curious as follows: 1) Do cars registered on the Isle of Man use stickers similar to "GB" / "UK" whilst in continental Europe? 2) Wikipedia suggests that such cars might have "GBM" stickers, is this true? 3) If true, does the Isle of Man government have any plans to change the letters following the GB -> UK change?
  3. Indeed. The "UK" by itself looks a bit Huh? Maybe if the Union Flag could be incorporated onto stickers it would look better, and be instantly recognisable.
  4. The problem was that "GB" refers to "Great Britain", which is the collective term for England, Scotland and Wales. It doesn't include Northern Ireland. "UK" is an internationally recognised abbreviation for the "United Kingdom", which includes Northern Ireland, as well as England, Scotland and Wales. With a view to inclusivity for Northern Ireland within the Union, earlier this year, the Government told the United Nations that "GB" was to be replaced with "UK".
  5. "Brittany Ferries Ireland-Spain Route Sees Freight Rise 32% in A Year" Source: https://afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news/brittany-ferries/item/52085-freight-volumes-on-brittany-ferries-ireland-spain-route-rise-32-in-a-year The article claims that they are carrying over 1,000 freight units a month on the Rosslare - Bilbao route. Does such a volume help make the route viable from a long term, and year round, perspective? Or are BF still in a "test the waters" mode?
  6. Is the 90 litre "guideline" per adult person, or per household?
  7. Indeed, link to RTE article is here, as lg12 reported, 20+ Amazon trucks per day on DFDS Dunkirk-Rosslare: https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2021/0211/1196595-amazon-europort/ Article also quotes Glenn Carr, general manager of Rosslare Europort, about extending operations to 24 hours a day, adding slots etc.
  8. Mega Express Four is alongside in Dublin after leaving Holyhead at 0330 this morning..
  9. Plus 1 to that , here's a 600g block (pound and a quarter) for €4 https://shop.supervalu.ie/shopping/dairy-milk-eggs-cheddar-blocks-supervalu-medium-red-cheese-block-600-g-/p-1039007000
  10. Pics of Drotten arriving in Rosslare yesterday..
  11. For what it's worth, the MCIB report said, "the vessel heeled from port to approximately 33° to starboard through amplitude of approximately 45° in 12 seconds." source: mcib.ie
  12. John, you'll be happy to hear that Ireland's Taoiseach has announced that internal travel restrictions are being removed from 29 June. Hotels and restaurants can re-open from that date. Helps increase the chances of the 6 July Bilbao-Rosslare sailing taking passengers.
  13. Yes, it would be relatively easy to start taking passengers from the 16th utilising the "freight routes" that have been in operation.
  14. An evolving situation. It now appears that from Monday Irish residents will be able to travel anywhere in their own county, and up to 20km from their home into a neighbouring county. In terms of ferry travel it would suggest that Dublin residents, about 1.4 million of them, will be able to visit Dublin Port and Wexford residents, about 149,000 of them, will be able to use Rosslare Europort.
  15. It looks like the Irish government is relaxing restrictions faster than originally expected. It would appear that, from Monday, Irish residents will be able to travel throughout their own county and up to 20km into a neighbouring county. This will enable a significant amount of the population to travel to Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort.
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