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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Transport Committee

Last month
March 2023
# car insurance
Ireland could have the highest level of uninsured vehicles in the EU
The number of insured vehicles increased by 13,626 in a year to 188,000, which is 1 in every 12 private vehicles on Irish roads.
This year
Almost 50k Learner drivers to wait 19 weeks for a test, says RSA
The national average waiting time for a driving test is currently 19 weeks, almost double the RSA’s target.
Last year
# Transport Committee
Dublin Bus to apologise for service disruption in recent months
The Joint Oireachtas Transport Committee will hear from the new Chief Executive of Dublin Bus.
# Flight Cancellations
700 Aer Lingus customers still waiting on compensation for flight cancellations last month
Aer Lingus representatives are appearing before politicians to answer questions about the outage.
# Taxi Industry
Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA
Taxi company FreeNow is also set to appear before the Transport Committee later this afternoon.
All time
# essential workers
Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons
There is a huge backlog for both theory tests and driving tests.
Ross 'urgently' seeking clarity on what'll happen to the League of Ireland if the FAI fails
In a statement this evening, Ross’s department said the League of Ireland “would cease to exist in its current format” if the FAI fails.
# Transport Committee
'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads
Bike activists appeared before an Oireachtas committee today.
# Transport Committee
Some Brexit contingency plans 'eliminate immediate risk' but will only be temporary, Ross to warn
Minister Ross is to deliver an update on how Brexit will affect the haulage and aviation industries later today.
John Delaney and other football bosses invited to appear before Oireachtas committee
TD Catherine Murphy says there are concerns about salaries and transparency within the FAI.
# Dublin Bus
Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users
The Oireachtas Committee was told recently that everyday people are refusing to fold up their prams to allow wheelchair users on board.
# Dublin Bus
'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'
The transport committee was told that new regulations are needed to force people to fold up their prams.
# sorry guys
"We are sorry and we will fix this, at our expense" - the head of Volkswagen Ireland has been getting a grilling
Lars Himmer says his company accepts full responsibility for the emissions scandal that is haunting the motoring giant.
# grounded
Virgin: 'Selling Aer Lingus will be bad news for customers'
Ticket prices will go up and quality of service will go down, the airline believes.
# power rangers
The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of 'fleecing' their customers today
Most gas and electricity price decreases will be seen later this year apparently
# Mattie McGrath
‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views
Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.
# Transport
Varadkar: Ireland needs to be "wiser" about investment in transport
Ireland is not in a position to invest financially in transport like it was in the past – so it needs to be wiser about how it does invest, says the Minster for Transport.
# Clamping
Oireachtas committee to wrap up clamping hearings with local authority reps
Representatives of local authority groups are set to present their views on clamping to the committee today.
# Fuel Laundering
Oireachtas committee to meet over fuel laundering
Representatives from the Revenue, the Dept of Environment and farm and retail groups will be at today’s meeting.