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#Transport

# transport - Friday 2 September, 2022

Fares on Nitelink bus services in Dublin to be reduced from tonight
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Fares on Nitelink bus services in Dublin to be reduced from tonight

Sep 2nd 2022, 5:05 PM 18,829 Views 19 Comments

Leap fares are being reduced by 33% while cash fares are being reduced by 43%.

# transport - Thursday 1 September, 2022

Poll: How often do you use taxis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you use taxis?

Sep 1st 2022, 9:30 AM 29,674 Views 51 Comments

Taxi fares are 12% more expensive from today onwards.

'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card
# New Rules
# New Rules

'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card

Sep 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 34,889 Views 35 Comments

The standard initial charge has increased to €4.20.

# transport - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Eurotunnel passengers forced to leave train beneath English Channel
# Transport
# Transport

Eurotunnel passengers forced to leave train beneath English Channel

Aug 24th 2022, 8:17 AM 47,617 Views 26 Comments

Videos on social media showed holidaymakers walking through the alternate tunnel alongside the 50 kilometre rail route between Britain and France.

# transport - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Govt liaising with insurance companies on cover for high-powered e-bikes
# Insurance
# Insurance

Govt liaising with insurance companies on cover for high-powered e-bikes

Aug 16th 2022, 6:00 AM 25,090 Views 80 Comments

Insurance Ireland says it is unaware, at present, of any motor insurance products in Ireland designed for e-bikes.

# transport - Sunday 14 August, 2022

The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?
# Transport
# Transport

The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?

Aug 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 39,566 Views 21 Comments

The system has been suggested as a kind of gateway to light rail infrastructure.

# transport - Saturday 13 August, 2022

DART services between Connolly Station and Grand Canal Dock closed for weekend
# Dublin
# Dublin

DART services between Connolly Station and Grand Canal Dock closed for weekend

Aug 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 26,962 Views 5 Comments

Iarnród Éireann has apologised for any inconvenience caused and has advised customers to check times before travel.

# transport - Friday 5 August, 2022

Pledge that new nightclub closing times will mean expanded late-night public transport
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Pledge that new nightclub closing times will mean expanded late-night public transport

Aug 5th 2022, 6:15 AM 29,099 Views 36 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee says a taskforce is examining the expansion of late-night public transport for when nightclubs get the green light to stay open later.

# transport - Saturday 30 July, 2022

The Gluas: Could a ‘very light' rail system end Galway's gridlock and become the city's Luas?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

The Gluas: Could a ‘very light' rail system end Galway's gridlock and become the city's Luas?

Jul 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 32,859 Views 53 Comments

A feasibility study is set to be carried out but campaigners fear it will take a “Dublin-style” approach.

# transport - Friday 29 July, 2022

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme
# Transport
# Transport

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme

Jul 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,729 Views 57 Comments

The scheme was first announced in 2019.

# transport - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Increase in taxi fares during peak weekend hours expected to entice drivers back into night work
# Transport
# Transport

Increase in taxi fares during peak weekend hours expected to entice drivers back into night work

Jul 27th 2022, 6:30 AM 21,769 Views 26 Comments

Taxi fares are set to rise by 12% on average from 1 September.

# transport - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Aer Lingus says it 'can't guarantee' no flights will be cancelled over bank holiday weekend
# Flying
# Flying

Aer Lingus says it 'can't guarantee' no flights will be cancelled over bank holiday weekend

Updated Jul 26th 2022, 12:00 PM 36,130 Views 25 Comments
  • The airline said most cancellations were due to flight caps in other airports
  • Aer Lingus, DAA and two third-party baggage handlers appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today
  • One baggage handler currently has nearly 3,000 lost bags to process

# transport - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Poll: Would you take public transport more if it was free?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take public transport more if it was free?

Jul 20th 2022, 11:53 AM 40,541 Views 75 Comments

Transport fares were cut earlier this year.

# transport - Thursday 30 June, 2022

National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system

Jun 30th 2022, 12:54 PM 10,282 Views 20 Comments

BusConnects Cork is hoping to increase fourfold the number of people who use public transport.

# transport - Friday 6 May, 2022

Public transport fares around Dublin to drop 20% from Monday
# On Board
# On Board

Public transport fares around Dublin to drop 20% from Monday

May 6th 2022, 11:49 AM 27,258 Views 30 Comments

The 90-minute fare will be reduced to €2 for adults and 65 cent for children.

# transport - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Contactless and smartphone payments on Dublin Bus may be possible 'late next year'
# Tap Tap Tap
# Tap Tap Tap

Contactless and smartphone payments on Dublin Bus may be possible 'late next year'

May 4th 2022, 6:23 PM 19,624 Views 38 Comments

Dublin Bus CEO Ray Coyne also said that any decision to go fully cashless would be taken by government.

# transport - Friday 1 April, 2022

Government to hold crisis meetings daily to address Dublin Airport security delays
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Government to hold crisis meetings daily to address Dublin Airport security delays

Updated Apr 1st 2022, 7:13 PM 49,802 Views 75 Comments

Some passengers experienced lengthy security delays recently at the airport.

# transport - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

N20 Cork-Limerick road seen as important step in linking two of Ireland’s biggest city regions
# Road And Greenway
# Road And Greenway

N20 Cork-Limerick road seen as important step in linking two of Ireland’s biggest city regions

Mar 30th 2022, 7:28 PM 20,089 Views 20 Comments

The 80 kilometre new dual carriageway will stretch between Cork City and Limerick.

'No appointment til August': Wait time for NCT is now stretching into the summer
# Road Rage
# Road Rage

'No appointment til August': Wait time for NCT is now stretching into the summer

Mar 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 53,002 Views 53 Comments
  • In January and February alone this year there were 36,000 test appointment cancellations.
  • Speaking to The Journal, Labour TD Duncan Smith described the delays as "unacceptable".

# transport - Thursday 10 March, 2022

NTA may recommend an increase in taxi fares in response to rising fuel costs
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

NTA may recommend an increase in taxi fares in response to rising fuel costs

Mar 10th 2022, 8:30 PM 17,815 Views 70 Comments

Industry representatives have said demand has not returned to pre-pandemic levels and rising fuel costs are adding pressure on drivers.

# transport - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Application lodged for judicial review into contentious Galway Ring Road plan
# Transport
# Transport

Application lodged for judicial review into contentious Galway Ring Road plan

Feb 8th 2022, 1:55 PM 8,117 Views 13 Comments

The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion but critics say it would hurt Ireland’s climate objectives and fail to solve the problem.

# transport - Monday 24 January, 2022

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022
# Active Travel
# Active Travel

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022

Jan 24th 2022, 1:30 PM 11,415 Views 41 Comments

The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.

# transport - Saturday 25 December, 2021

Wexford motorists urged to 'stay off' roads until tomorrow after rain brings widespread flooding
# Warning
# Warning

Wexford motorists urged to 'stay off' roads until tomorrow after rain brings widespread flooding

Dec 25th 2021, 8:11 PM 44,690 Views 22 Comments

A Status Yellow rain warning was issued for the county this evening.

# transport - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
# Budget
# Budget

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,815 Views 56 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

# transport - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says
# Ring Road
# Ring Road

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says

Dec 8th 2021, 3:09 PM 26,956 Views 75 Comments
  • Chronic traffic congestion in Galway has been an issue for years.
  • For more than two decades, a bypass around the city centre has been a large part of the discussion around solutions.
  • An Bórd Pleanála last night approved plans for a Galway City Ring Road route around the north of the city.

# transport - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
# Travel
# Travel

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country

Updated Dec 7th 2021, 6:35 PM 48,099 Views 10 Comments

Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.

# transport - Monday 15 November, 2021

Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes
# Leap Card
# Leap Card

Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes

Nov 15th 2021, 5:26 PM 32,905 Views 71 Comments

From 28 November, the price of some Leap Card and cash payments will change.

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds

Nov 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,415 Views 38 Comments

However, 32% of car owners overall do not plan on making any change to the number of journeys they take.

# transport - Thursday 11 November, 2021

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
# Red Light
# Red Light

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 2:47 PM 29,727 Views 62 Comments
  • 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.
Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?

Nov 11th 2021, 8:04 AM 31,614 Views 95 Comments

Wales has temporarily stopped building new roads, pending a review of projects as part of climate measures.

# transport - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030

Nov 4th 2021, 5:51 PM 8,678 Views 13 Comments

The agriculture sector has been targeted with the lowest change – a 22% to 30% reduction in emissions.

# transport - Friday 29 October, 2021

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan
# Connecting Ireland
# Connecting Ireland

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan

Oct 29th 2021, 5:15 PM 38,600 Views 34 Comments

The plan was published today for public consultation.

# transport - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers
# Air Traffic Controllers
# Air Traffic Controllers

Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers

Oct 14th 2021, 1:57 PM 7,838 Views 4 Comments

Kieran Mulvey will lead the talks to solve the industrial relations row between management and air traffic controllers.

# transport - Monday 4 October, 2021

Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed
# National Development Plan
# National Development Plan

Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed

Oct 4th 2021, 11:01 AM 19,960 Views 70 Comments

This plan is expected to commit €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.

# transport - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
# Pelletstown
# Pelletstown

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin

Updated Sep 26th 2021, 1:11 PM 192,624 Views 45 Comments

Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.

# transport - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
# Transport
# Transport

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034

Sep 21st 2021, 2:48 PM 22,793 Views 49 Comments

The project was due to be completed by 2027.

# transport - Friday 17 September, 2021

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
# Driving
# Driving

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 2:31 PM 74,596 Views 129 Comments

The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.

# transport - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
# Twitter
# Twitter

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 41,764 Views 25 Comments

A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?

Sep 1st 2021, 9:53 AM 40,237 Views 46 Comments

The change comes into effect today.

# transport - Sunday 15 August, 2021

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
# TGIP Transport
# TGIP Transport

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,436 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

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