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# transport - Monday 15 June, 2020

Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects
# Transport
# Transport

Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects

Jun 15th 2020, 8:10 PM 18,313 Views 69 Comments

The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.

# transport - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow

Jun 7th 2020, 8:30 PM 47,997 Views 29 Comments

Phase Two begins tomorrow, but people are still advised to only use public transport when necessary.

# transport - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Shane Ross may consider extending validity for expired learner permits beyond 30 June

Shane Ross may consider extending validity for expired learner permits beyond 30 June

Updated May 17th 2020, 6:21 PM 48,017 Views 99 Comments

Driving tests have been suspended indefinitely since April.

# transport - Monday 11 May, 2020

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'
# Transport
# Transport

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'

May 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,069 Views 64 Comments

The National Bus and Rail Union wants a number of measures introduced to guarantee worker welfare.

# transport - Friday 27 March, 2020

Public transport services to be reduced from next week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 1:45 PM 72,359 Views 47 Comments

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

# transport - Friday 20 March, 2020

Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence
# Social Distancing
# Social Distancing

Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence

Mar 20th 2020, 7:50 PM 60,814 Views 24 Comments

Minister Shane Ross said it comes amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing.

# transport - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan

Mar 4th 2020, 10:05 PM 22,870 Views 14 Comments

The struggling airline has been hit by a slump in bookings since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Revised BusConnects plan: Fewer front gardens impacted, less tree-cutting
# Bus Corridors
# Bus Corridors

Revised BusConnects plan: Fewer front gardens impacted, less tree-cutting

Mar 4th 2020, 4:00 PM 24,337 Views 37 Comments

A comprehensive replanting programme will ensure more trees are replaced than are removed, the NTA says.

# transport - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans
# Transport Stoppages
# Transport Stoppages

French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans

Dec 17th 2019, 11:06 PM 10,650 Views 14 Comments

Commuters in Paris and other big cities have borne the brunt of transport stoppages so far but Christmas travel plans are now at risk.

# transport - Saturday 14 December, 2019

France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos
# Pension Reform
# Pension Reform

France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos

Dec 14th 2019, 3:16 PM 11,671 Views 6 Comments

Protesters want the government to back down on pension reforms.

# transport - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Truckers block roads as French strikes over pension plans cause travel chaos
# Nationwide Action
# Nationwide Action

Truckers block roads as French strikes over pension plans cause travel chaos

Dec 7th 2019, 12:24 PM 9,495 Views 23 Comments

Another nationwide strike is planned for Tuesday.

# transport - Friday 6 December, 2019

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,802 Views 9 Comments

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

# transport - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge
# Not Again
# Not Again

Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge

Dec 4th 2019, 12:49 PM 40,451 Views 43 Comments

The collision took place at a bridge on Erne Street at around 12.30pm.

# transport - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,694 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

# transport - Monday 2 December, 2019

Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin
# Go Slow
# Go Slow

Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin

Dec 2nd 2019, 9:32 AM 16,545 Views 75 Comments

Dublin City Council will vote on the proposals this week.

Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network
# Funding
# Funding

Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:23 AM 30,443 Views 43 Comments

The investment in civil engineering programmes will take place from 2020 to 2024.

# transport - Monday 25 November, 2019

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?

Nov 25th 2019, 8:39 AM 26,908 Views 121 Comments

Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Nov 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,674 Views 30 Comments

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

# transport - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

Nov 24th 2019, 1:30 PM 21,529 Views 30 Comments

The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.

# transport - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads
# Transport Committee
# Transport Committee

'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads

Nov 20th 2019, 5:30 PM 25,828 Views 197 Comments

Bike activists appeared before an Oireachtas committee today.

'Fallen off a cliff': Committee hears of large drop in number of young girls cycling in Ireland
# Cycling
# Cycling

'Fallen off a cliff': Committee hears of large drop in number of young girls cycling in Ireland

Nov 20th 2019, 11:52 AM 11,923 Views 66 Comments

Cycling groups pointed to census data showing a drop in girls cycling to school.

# transport - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Oct 31st 2019, 3:06 PM 24,099 Views 69 Comments

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

# transport - Monday 28 October, 2019

'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport

Oct 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,058 Views 35 Comments

Irish Rail has said it is concerned about the “worsening trend” and has undertaken measures to address it.

# transport - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Average price of three-bed home near rail station is €439,000 - 10% higher than rest of Dublin
# Dart And Luas
# Dart And Luas

Average price of three-bed home near rail station is €439,000 - 10% higher than rest of Dublin

Oct 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 19,212 Views 16 Comments

Houses near a Dart line have the highest average price, according to a new report.

# transport - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

E-scooter scheme similar to Dublin Bikes 'could help solve Dublin's commuter misery'
# Alternative Transport
# Alternative Transport

E-scooter scheme similar to Dublin Bikes 'could help solve Dublin's commuter misery'

Oct 15th 2019, 2:05 PM 18,313 Views 82 Comments

That’s according to Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry, who says e-scooter users are left in limbo with no regulations.

# transport - Monday 14 October, 2019

26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line
# Rush Hour
# Rush Hour

26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line

Oct 14th 2019, 6:15 PM 22,807 Views 41 Comments

The first of the trams, which will increase passenger capacity from 319 to 408, was officially unveiled today.

# transport - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits
# Inconsistencies
# Inconsistencies

Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 28,634 Views 58 Comments

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has called on all local authorities to carry out the review.

# transport - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city?

Aug 29th 2019, 9:30 AM 37,193 Views 228 Comments

People often point to how the Danish city treats cycle lanes – but could we replicate it here?

'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions?
# Ireland's Climate Crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis

'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions?

Aug 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,997 Views 92 Comments

Transport is a huge contributor to Ireland’s global emissions and tackling them is a major challenge.

# transport - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

Aug 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 24,670 Views 43 Comments

What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
# Out Of Service
# Out Of Service

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line

Aug 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,227 Views 49 Comments

‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’

# transport - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays
# Luas Green Line
# Luas Green Line

Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays

Updated Jul 13th 2019, 4:28 PM 18,798 Views 5 Comments

An issue was discovered with the pantographs, which is the device on the tram that connects it to the overhead lines.

# transport - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets
# Pollution
# Pollution

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets

Jul 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,387 Views 51 Comments

A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.

# transport - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services
# HSE
# HSE

'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services

Apr 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 49,006 Views 42 Comments

One family told their local MEP they were facing a €2,000 annual bill.

# transport - Thursday 18 April, 2019

From Swords Central to Charlemont: here's what ten of Dublin's new Metrolink stations will look like
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

From Swords Central to Charlemont: here's what ten of Dublin's new Metrolink stations will look like

Apr 18th 2019, 9:34 AM 47,754 Views 62 Comments

The NTA has published artist’s impressions of 10 proposed stations on the line.

# transport - Monday 15 April, 2019

Fancy being a bus driver? Bus Éireann are hiring in a number of locations
# Bus Eireann
# Bus Eireann

Fancy being a bus driver? Bus Éireann are hiring in a number of locations

Apr 15th 2019, 7:22 PM 35,805 Views 42 Comments

The national bus service has been in operation for over 30 years.

# transport - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists
# Transport
# Transport

More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists

Apr 10th 2019, 5:35 PM 12,333 Views 53 Comments

The annual Canal Cordon Report for 2018 tracks the mode of transport share of people coming into Dublin.

# transport - Monday 1 April, 2019

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

Apr 1st 2019, 2:17 PM 17,449 Views 66 Comments

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

# transport - Friday 29 March, 2019

FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?

Mar 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 18,278 Views 34 Comments

The Minister for Transport was among those to make the claim.

# transport - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

NTA confirms new Metrolink route will terminate at Charlemont stop
# Curtailed
# Curtailed

NTA confirms new Metrolink route will terminate at Charlemont stop

Updated Mar 26th 2019, 5:34 PM 62,855 Views 86 Comments

The proposed route to Sandyford would have meant prolonged disruption to the Luas line.