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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Green Lights

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The Luas effect: People pay more to live close (but not too close) to a tram stop
New stats underscore why Dublin estate agents are so keen on pointing out how near the local Luas or train station is.
Noah's Ark and whole genitalia: The week in quotes
“You can’t even call it a fig leaf – a fig leaf covers the whole genatalia, this only covers the tip.”
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government’s You Retire, We Rehire policy; Israel to take on Ireland; the second referendum that won’t happen will be held on 22 June.
Column: A response from an Irish taxi driver
Following on from the debate about attitudes towards non-Irish national taxi drivers, one Irish driver says he has noted antipathy towards non-nationals – but that it is also important not to pigeonhole Irish cabbies.
Poll: Should taxis be allowed to display signs of 'Irishness'?
Following the widespread reaction to’s exclusive investigation into green lights carried on top of some Dublin taxis, the Transport Minister has said that any sign to indicate that a driver is Irish is ‘inherently racist’.
'Inherently racist' - Varadkar critical of signs of 'Irishness' on Dublin taxis
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar also said that stickers indicating that a driver was Irish were “inherently racist”.
Are some Dublin taxi drivers using covert signal of ‘Irishness’?
Have you seen those green lights on the roofs of taxis? investigation indicates some are being used to signal to the public – and to other drivers – that the vehicles are being driven by Irish nationals.