The world's largest car ferry, the Ulysses, arrives in Dublin Port to begin service on the route to Holyhead.
The Ulysses a 12-deck ferry cost £80 million and was built in Finland. Tony Kelly of Irish Ferries, says,
To introduce and deliver the world's largest car ferry is a proud moment for us.
The Ulysses weighs 50,000 tonnes - 4,000 tonnes more than the Titanic.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 March 2001. The reporter is Tom MacSweeney.