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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Roads

This year
# Joe Biden
What roads will be closed as Biden attends his first events in the Republic?
Phoenix Park will be closed to all access, traffic and pedestrians, from 5pm today until 5pm tomorrow.
Last year
Opinion: In a cold snap our footpaths and cycle lanes should also be gritted by councils
Dr Emma Howard says councils should prioritise the gritting of walkways and cycle lanes as we face a climate crisis.
# heavy toll
Deferring toll price hikes by six months will first need agreement by all 8 operators, says TII
TII says agreement on deferral unlikely to happen until their boards meet in mid-December.
Tolls were set to rise from 1 January 1 to their maximum rate due to an increase in inflation
The announcement provoked anger as citizens grapple with the surging cost of living this winter
# toll charges
Taoiseach says transport minister examining 'how best to deal' with rise in toll charges
Eamon Ryan said earlier this week that he is reluctant to reduce toll charges.
# toll charges
Eamon Ryan ‘reluctant’ to tackle toll increases if it takes funding from road maintenance
Toll prices on nine roads are to rise in line with inflation.
# Gorey
Gardai seek witnesses of Wexford hit and run on early Saturday morning
The victim was brought to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin where he remains in a serious condition.
# Gardaí
Woman in her 80s dies in Cork road collision
Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested to examine the scene.
# Roads
Woman in her 90s dies after Mayo crash as four others are injured
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision near Kilkelly.
# Speeding
More than 1,000 drivers caught speeding on Irish roads over the weekend
Speeds of up to 170 km/h were detected in recent days.
# Wexford
Driver killed as car crashes into ditch and goes on fire near Enniscorthy
The crash happened at about 7.30pm yesterday on the R744.
# rising costs
Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
The minister says there is a real risk of projects not being completed if the State didn’t step in.
# curracloe
Man in his 60s dies in single-vehicle crash in Wexford
The crash happened at about 10.35 am in Curracloe.
# Roads
Two killed in single-car crash overnight in Roscommon
The crash happened at 3.30am this morning.
All time
# speed limits
Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.
# Red Light
'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country’s climate targets.
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.
Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow
The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?
Wales has temporarily stopped building new roads, pending a review of projects as part of climate measures.
# Road Safety
Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.
# Garda
Male pedestrian dies in crash on M7 motorway in Kildare
The man, who was in his 30s, received serious injuries and died in hospital.
# Louth
Motorcyclist dies following collision in Co Louth
The crash occurred on Saturday evening on the N2, Edmonstown.
# Road to Nowhere
Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”
# warning
RSA warns motorists to be vigilant on the roads this February to avoid a repeat of last year's fatalities
Nineteen people died on the roads in February 2020.
# Traffic
Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.
# Driving Test
RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
The RSA launched a new online portal in December.
# Ahakista
80-year-old man dies after car crashes into ditch in west Cork
The crash happened on the L4704 at Ahakista near Bantry at about 5.55pm.
# Roads
August bank holiday: Gardaí detect 160 drink and drug drivers and a motorist clocked at 203 km/h
Four people died on the country’s roads over the weekend with 10 people suffering serious injuries.
# Roads
Motorcyclist dies in crash at Wexford roundabout
The crash happened at about 7.15 am at the Frankfort Roundabout, near Camolin.
# Adrigole
Man critical and two others seriously injured as car crashes into ditch on the Beara Peninsula
The incident happened at about 6.10 pm this evening.
# Roads
Witness appeal after two young people killed in collision between car and truck in Co Meath
The collision happened at around 1.10pm at Dunmoe, Navan.
# Roads
Motorcyclist killed in crash on M1 in north Dublin
The crash happened yesterday evening.
# Roads
Teenage passenger killed as car crashes into wall in Galway
The single-vehicle incident happened near Oughterard at about 1.15am this morning.
# Roads
Three people killed in serious road crash in Co. Louth
The crash happened near the border at Carrickcarnon.
# Roads
N24 Tipperary to Limerick road closed after crash involving a van and three motorbikes
Gardaí are at the scene and diversions are in place.
# The Kilkenny project
A bridge too far? A medieval city left with a "token" wall
In the third part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we delve into the issues surrounding the controversial demolition of two historic houses and the gable wall that remains “encased in a tomb of steel girders”.
# The Kilkenny project
A bridge too far? "It looked like the river bed was being devastated"
In the second part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal that residual limestone aggregate remains in the protected River Nore following construction of a bridge that left the community of Kilkenny City divided.
# The Kilkenny project
A bridge too far? The inside story of the road scheme that divided a city
In the first part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal the cost of the bridge more than doubled while Kilkenny County Council paid €7 million for two buildings in the centre of Kilkenny that are now valued at just €400,000.
# cash and carriage
Shane Ross announces 41 new train carriages as well as €447 million roads upgrade
Ross said that the train carriages will enter servive by 2021.
# westport
€241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo
The project is the largest investment of public money in Co Mayo in the history of the State.
# Roads
Cyclist seriously injured and driver arrested after crash on the Ring of Kerry
The driver of the car was arrested by investigating garda for suspected dangerous driving.
# Speed Cameras
Motorists urged to 'respect speed limits' as strike by speed camera van operators to go ahead
The 24-hour strike takes place from 6am tomorrow.
# Dublin
Busier roads mean more crashes on the M50, but what junctions see the most serious collisions?
New figures spell out where incidents take place in the busy ring road.