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From TheJournal.ie Nine people taken to hospital after collision between Luas and bus Red Line

Nine people taken to hospital after collision between Luas and bus

A number of diversions are in place and emergency services are at the scene.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross apologises for saying Sinn Féin TD was ‘like a donkey’ Green Card

Shane Ross apologises for saying Sinn Féin TD was ‘like a donkey’

Imelda Munster accused the minister of resorting to name-calling, while Ross says the statement was an analogy.

From TheJournal.ie Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers Hero

Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers

The nurse managed to stop the bus when it went out of control and then started CPR on the driver.

From TheJournal.ie 'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Drink Driving

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

From TheJournal.ie It would cost an extra €600 million a year to make public transport free in Ireland Non-runner

It would cost an extra €600 million a year to make public transport free in Ireland

While outlining the figures involved, Shane Ross effectively ruled out such a possibility.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades Tailbacks

'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly says progress has been slow with no serious capital investment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs On Yer Bike

'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs

The proposals come amid plans to raise parking charges across the city for the first time in over a decade.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair hopes to kill off weaker rivals with low fares and excess capacity - but they keep hanging on Transport

Ryanair hopes to kill off weaker rivals with low fares and excess capacity - but they keep hanging on

The low-cost airline recently announced its second profit warning in three months.

From TheJournal.ie National Transport Authority 'actively considering' 24-hour Dublin Bus service from Dublin Airport Night Link

National Transport Authority 'actively considering' 24-hour Dublin Bus service from Dublin Airport

Calls have been made for the introduction of the service after a 24-hour service commenced in Cork last week.

From TheJournal.ie Nine Dublin Bus routes to be operated by Go Ahead from Sunday onwards Tag Off

Nine Dublin Bus routes to be operated by Go Ahead from Sunday onwards

The change aims to bring about improvements in frequency and service levels.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann vehicle pulled from service after passengers discover 'disgusting' fungus on seats Cork

Bus Éireann vehicle pulled from service after passengers discover 'disgusting' fungus on seats

The discovery was made on the 233 service from Cork to Macroom on Monday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit No Deal

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit

The Irish government published contingency plans on medicines, transport and the Common Travel Area.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse and Tara Street stations close this weekend for roof repairs Heads Up

Pearse and Tara Street stations close this weekend for roof repairs

There will be bus transfers available between Connolly and Bray for Connolly/Rosslare Europort services.

From TheJournal.ie Need to get around this Christmas? Here's what you need to know about festive public transport Public Transport

Need to get around this Christmas? Here's what you need to know about festive public transport

No services on Christmas Day of course, but here’s what else you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender Transport

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender

The NTA first announced its intentions to put routes up for competitive tender in October.

From TheJournal.ie Woman stabbed at 'isolated, unlit' Dublin bus stop Blanchardstown

Woman stabbed at 'isolated, unlit' Dublin bus stop

The woman’s handbag was stolen during the incident.

From TheJournal.ie A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies Winter Ready

A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies

That’s an extra 58,000 tonnes of salt.

From TheJournal.ie Another delay for Metrolink as public consultation results pushed back Delays

Another delay for Metrolink as public consultation results pushed back

“We now expect to update stakeholders and hold the second non-statutory consultation early in the New Year.”

From TheJournal.ie Several roads closed as 20,000 people take part in Dublin Marathon Diversions

Several roads closed as 20,000 people take part in Dublin Marathon

Some public transport services will also be affected.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann charges almost double what NI company does for the exact same Dublin-Belfast service Price Difference

Bus Éireann charges almost double what NI company does for the exact same Dublin-Belfast service

Translink and Bus Éireann both share operations of the Dublin to Belfast X1 and X2A bus service.

From TheJournal.ie Rail services getting back to normal after Storm Callum - but flights and ferries disrupted Aftermath

Rail services getting back to normal after Storm Callum - but flights and ferries disrupted

Here’s the latest on the transport situation in the wake of stormy weather overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's biggest hotel group says its Dublin staff don't feel safe cycling to work Tourism And Transport

Ireland's biggest hotel group says its Dublin staff don't feel safe cycling to work

Dalata wrote to ask Transport Minister Shane Ross to press on with a plan for more bike paths.

From TheJournal.ie The Luas Green Line won't return to full service until tomorrow Storm Damage

The Luas Green Line won't return to full service until tomorrow

“Extensive” damage was done to Luas overhead lines during Storm Ali.

From TheJournal.ie The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think) Commuter Charter

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)

‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for dramatic cut to bus services in Dublin village has locals on the streets Save Our Bus

Plans for dramatic cut to bus services in Dublin village has locals on the streets

Bus frequency in Chapelizod could go from every five minutes to every thirty.

From TheJournal.ie Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know Phoenix Park

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

From TheJournal.ie €1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships Winners

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.

From TheJournal.ie The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law Penalty Points

The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law

Transport Minister Shane Ross said he hopes to have a general scheme for the legislation ready by Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Disability advocate says 'it's time to put up or shut up' as she joins board of Irish Rail Suzy Byrne This post contains videos

Disability advocate says 'it's time to put up or shut up' as she joins board of Irish Rail

Suzy Byrne is one of five people with experience of disability issues to join transport boards.

From TheJournal.ie 'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort WRC

'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort

The issue arose after the driver complained about the behaviour of the school caretaker during his bus run.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced On Yer Bike

Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced

The long-term strategy is backed by a fund of €53 million for the years 2019 to 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Assaults, muggings, sexual harassment: Is it time for Ireland's own transport police service? Crackdown

Assaults, muggings, sexual harassment: Is it time for Ireland's own transport police service?

The Transport Minister is seeking opinions from the heads of the transport providers on the current measures in place to deal with crime on the network.

From TheJournal.ie 'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland Road Traffic Bill

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan: Open letter to Shane Ross on the need for a review of the Metrolink design Read Me

Eamon Ryan: Open letter to Shane Ross on the need for a review of the Metrolink design

“Closing all the roads and pedestrian crossings along the Luas line, will divide every local community between Beechwood and Sandyford.”

From TheJournal.ie Council urged to stop 'Mickey Mouse' road patch-ups and invest in full improvement plan Cork City

Council urged to stop 'Mickey Mouse' road patch-ups and invest in full improvement plan

One councillor said people have damaged their cars trying to avoid potholes on some of the roads.

From TheJournal.ie Commuter bikes take over from cars in Copenhagen but how far behind is Dublin? The Danish Way

Commuter bikes take over from cars in Copenhagen but how far behind is Dublin?

Dublin “behind the Danes” – more people cycling to work in Copenhagen than driving

From TheJournal.ie Transport company Go-Ahead to recruit 425 bus drivers and other staff Dublin Routes

Transport company Go-Ahead to recruit 425 bus drivers and other staff

In April, Go-Ahead signed a contract to operate 24 Dublin Bus routes.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi drivers say Dublin city restrictions are hindering transport for people with disabilities Transport

Taxi drivers say Dublin city restrictions are hindering transport for people with disabilities

Tourists have also been complaining about the shortage of taxis in the city centre and the fact that they can’t always be dropped right to their destination.

From TheJournal.ie People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas Property Ladder

People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas

The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Lansdowne Road and Sydney Parade.

From TheJournal.ie Fire damage results in major DART disruption between Dalkey and Greystones all week Fire Damage

Fire damage results in major DART disruption between Dalkey and Greystones all week

Today there will be no DART service between Bray and Greystones.

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