Irish Continental Group

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Irish Continental Group plc
Public limited company
Traded asISEQIR5B
FoundedDublin, Ireland (1972)
HeadquartersDublin, Ireland
Key people
John B. McGuckian (Chairman)
Eamonn Rothwell (Chief Executive Officer)
David Ledwidge (Chief Financial Officer)
ProductsCommercial and passenger transport. Ferry terminals, freight transport, ferry leasing and cargo vessels
Revenue 290.1 million (2014)[1]
61.4 million (2014)[1]
56.0 million (2014)[1]

Irish Continental Group plc is an Irish shipping and transport group. Operating roll on/roll off passenger, freight and container freight services on routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Irish Continental Group also operate container terminals in the ports of Dublin and Belfast.


Irish Continental Group was formed (as Irish Continental Line) as an Irish/Scandinavian joint venture in 1972 in order to provide a direct ferry link from Ireland to Continental Europe.[2]

In 1988 Irish Continental Group was floated on the Irish Stock Exchange, followed in 1993 by a listing on the London Stock Exchange.[2]

In 1992, ICG acquired the B&I Line, then owned by the Irish Government. This broadened the Group's activities to include the short sea links with the United Kingdom, Ireland's largest trading partner, and also extended the Group's operations into container transport and port operations.[2]


  • Irish Ferries
  • Chartering
  • Dublin Ferryport Terminals
  • Eucon
  • Belfast Container Terminal