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Wexford motorists urged to 'stay off' roads until tomorrow after rain brings widespread flooding
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Wexford motorists urged to 'stay off' roads until tomorrow after rain brings widespread flooding

Dec 25th 2021, 8:11 PM 44,524 Views 22 Comments

A Status Yellow rain warning was issued for the county this evening.

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
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€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,695 Views 57 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says
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Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says

Dec 8th 2021, 3:09 PM 25,959 Views 75 Comments
  • Chronic traffic congestion in Galway has been an issue for years.
  • For more than two decades, a bypass around the city centre has been a large part of the discussion around solutions.
  • An Bórd Pleanála last night approved plans for a Galway City Ring Road route around the north of the city.
Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
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Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country

Updated Dec 7th 2021, 6:35 PM 47,905 Views 10 Comments

Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.

Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes
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Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes

Nov 15th 2021, 5:26 PM 31,009 Views 71 Comments

From 28 November, the price of some Leap Card and cash payments will change.

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds
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74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds

Nov 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,351 Views 38 Comments

However, 32% of car owners overall do not plan on making any change to the number of journeys they take.

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
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'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 2:47 PM 29,550 Views 62 Comments
  • Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country's climate targets.
  • Transport experts say focusing investment on public transport instead of roads would be a positive if done right in Ireland, Lauren Boland reports.
  • But in rural areas, there are concerns that a stop to road-building could cut isolated communities off even further.
Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?
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Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?

Nov 11th 2021, 8:04 AM 31,519 Views 95 Comments

Wales has temporarily stopped building new roads, pending a review of projects as part of climate measures.

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030
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# Climate Action Plan

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030

Nov 4th 2021, 5:51 PM 8,557 Views 13 Comments

The agriculture sector has been targeted with the lowest change – a 22% to 30% reduction in emissions.

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan
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Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan

Oct 29th 2021, 5:15 PM 38,342 Views 35 Comments

The plan was published today for public consultation.

Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers
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Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers

Oct 14th 2021, 1:57 PM 7,756 Views 4 Comments

Kieran Mulvey will lead the talks to solve the industrial relations row between management and air traffic controllers.

Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed
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Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed

Oct 4th 2021, 11:01 AM 19,927 Views 69 Comments

This plan is expected to commit €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
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Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin

Updated Sep 26th 2021, 1:11 PM 191,937 Views 45 Comments

Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
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Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034

Sep 21st 2021, 2:48 PM 22,597 Views 49 Comments

The project was due to be completed by 2027.

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
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Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 2:31 PM 72,299 Views 129 Comments

The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
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Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 41,479 Views 25 Comments

A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
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Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?

Sep 1st 2021, 9:53 AM 40,161 Views 46 Comments

The change comes into effect today.

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
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'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,252 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin
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Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin

Aug 8th 2021, 7:00 PM 24,443 Views 71 Comments

77% of Dubliners feel their area is well serviced by public transport – but in the midlands, 78% feel the exact opposite.

TD calls for 'cultural shift' on Irish roads after suffering 'traumatic' injury while cycling
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# Ciaran Cannon

TD calls for 'cultural shift' on Irish roads after suffering 'traumatic' injury while cycling

Jul 26th 2021, 6:31 PM 48,900 Views 161 Comments

Fine Gael’s Ciaran Cannon told RTÉ’s Drivetime that he required surgery following a collision with a vehicle.

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
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Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland

Jul 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 15,996 Views 23 Comments

We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
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# Over To You

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,681 Views 87 Comments

We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
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# The Good Information Project

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport

Jul 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 21,121 Views 23 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.

Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'
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# Busy Weekend

Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'

Jun 25th 2021, 11:06 AM 18,054 Views 12 Comments

Many services this weekend have already sold out, with more expected to in advance of departure.

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
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NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities

Jun 16th 2021, 2:58 PM 12,369 Views 79 Comments

Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.

No Luas service running between Smithfield and the Point
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# Luas

No Luas service running between Smithfield and the Point

Jun 11th 2021, 7:33 AM 17,903 Views 2 Comments

The Red Line is closed between the Smithfield and the Point stops due to a technical fault.

€200m project approved to replace 'one of the worst sections of primary road in the country'
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€200m project approved to replace 'one of the worst sections of primary road in the country'

Jun 9th 2021, 3:19 PM 27,214 Views 12 Comments

Cabinet approved construction on a new single carriageway across Roscommon today.

NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather
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NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather

Apr 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 12,544 Views 11 Comments

There has already been an increase in demand for some public transport services since restrictions were eased.

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
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Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future

Apr 11th 2021, 1:03 PM 36,855 Views 77 Comments

All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.

Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister
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Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister

Apr 1st 2021, 1:26 PM 14,893 Views 13 Comments

The committee says that stopping essential workers from continuing driving lessons is a “significant oversight”.

Maritime traffic jam grows with more than 200 ships outside Suez Canal
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Maritime traffic jam grows with more than 200 ships outside Suez Canal

Mar 26th 2021, 5:43 PM 46,222 Views 33 Comments

The Suez Canal Authority said it welcomed international offers to help free a stranded cargo ship.

'My beef is the road not going ahead': A Limerick road is causing division lines between Fianna Fáil and the Greens
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'My beef is the road not going ahead': A Limerick road is causing division lines between Fianna Fáil and the Greens

Feb 5th 2021, 1:01 PM 33,701 Views 39 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan has been accused of acting “in clear breach” of the Programme for Government.

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
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90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 29,452 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period
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# Cleaner Transport

NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period

Dec 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 13,147 Views 20 Comments

The first of these buses won’t arrive until the second half of 2022.

Warning that Ireland could face 'unprecedented disruption' to movement of goods in next four weeks
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Warning that Ireland could face 'unprecedented disruption' to movement of goods in next four weeks

Dec 16th 2020, 11:25 AM 17,443 Views 24 Comments

The Oireachtas Transport Committee will hear from hauliers this morning.

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
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People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3

Nov 30th 2020, 4:25 PM 14,483 Views 24 Comments

Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.

€63.5 million funding allocated to walking and cycling greenways
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# Green Outdoors

€63.5 million funding allocated to walking and cycling greenways

Nov 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,694 Views 44 Comments

The Midleton-Youghal Greenway in Cork is to receive funding of €10 million.

Holohan raises concern about Christmas travel, says NPHET engaging with government on traffic light system
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Holohan raises concern about Christmas travel, says NPHET engaging with government on traffic light system

Updated Nov 3rd 2020, 2:00 PM 62,425 Views 106 Comments

The situation at the moment is international travel of a non-essential nature is not safe, said Holohan.

Rapid pre-departure testing will get loved ones home for Christmas, says Dublin Airport Authority
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Rapid pre-departure testing will get loved ones home for Christmas, says Dublin Airport Authority

Oct 28th 2020, 7:15 AM 64,077 Views 29 Comments

Representatives from Ryanair, Aer Lingus as well as the Shannon Group and Rome Airport will also appear before the committee.

Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes
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Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes

Sep 29th 2020, 10:45 AM 19,684 Views 20 Comments

Eamon Ryan confirmed that €460 million is needed to keep public transport running until the end of the year.

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