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Department of Transport

# department-of-transport - Yesterday’s News

Automated cameras to catch drivers running red lights at Luas lines

The system has been trialled over the past couple of years.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Reduced fares, like: Leap Card comes to bus services in Cork

Commuters will be able to available of discounted fares of up to 16 per cent.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Taxi drivers to face geography tests and tax monitoring under new clampdown

Operation Taximeter will also see stamp 2 Visa holders come under scrutiny.

# department-of-transport - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Transport Dept examines issues with emergency marine beacons

Minister Varadkar has been called on to clarify how long his department has known about the issues for.

# department-of-transport - Friday 15 November, 2013

EU body withdraws €18m funding for Narrow Water Bridge

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called on the government to work on securing funding so the construction can go ahead.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism

In the year of The Gathering, Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring are looking for people to answer “challenging questions” about Irish tourism.

Plans launched for major cycle network in Greater Dublin Area

The National Tarnsport Authority has encouraged public to review the plans and get involved in the consultation process.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

From Business ETC Pilots’ group insists Ryanair safety claims were not fabricated Ryanair Documentary

Pilots’ group insists Ryanair safety claims were not fabricated

Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of a documentary that aired the results of a survey by the group last night.

Man airlifted to hospital after medical emergency aboard cargo vessel

The man was diagnosed with suspected sepsis over the radio by doctors in Cork using the ‘Medico’ maritime assistance system.

# department-of-transport - Monday 12 August, 2013

‘No proposal’ to cut more than 17 per cent of Coast Guard staff

Reports today suggested that nine of 52 staff would lose their jobs under new plans but the department said today this is not the case.

# department-of-transport - Saturday 10 August, 2013

What happens when a ship … becomes a wreck?

If something valuable from it happens to wash up on the beach, I can just keep it – right? … Well, no.

# department-of-transport - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass

The wearable technology is currently being trialed on a limited basis but one government has already decided it is likely to ban the smart-glasses when they are launched next year.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Just 18 companies will now run the rural transport scheme

A major overhaul of the Rural Transport Programme was announced today with opposition TD saying it could mean a reduction in services.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Varadkar: ‘I’ve no plans to introduce new tolls while I’m Transport Minister’

Leo Varadkar was responding to reports of possible new toll points on the M50 motorway in Dublin.

# department-of-transport - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash

An air accident investigation highlighted a lack of understanding among pilots of aircraft controls in severe weather conditions.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

€282m road deal to create 1,000 jobs and a Newlands Cross flyover

Works are expected to start in May.

# department-of-transport - Thursday 18 April, 2013

From Business ETC Welfare, health and transport cuts confirmed in revised Budget figures Budget 2013

Welfare, health and transport cuts confirmed in revised Budget figures

The government’s revised estimates for public spending in 2012 affirm where the State plans to send its money this year.

# department-of-transport - Monday 25 March, 2013

Overhaul of road designs ‘will focus on pedestrians, not traffic’

Leo Varadkar has launched a new ‘design manual’ to take the focus off streets being used as traffic corridors in future.

# department-of-transport - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Kids travel free on the Luas for next three months

Two children can travel free with each adult who has a valid Luas adult ticket during February, March and April.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Government dismisses Healy-Rae’s bid to relax drink-driving limit in rural areas

Responding to the Department of Transport’s dismissal of his idea, Kerry county councillor Danny Healy-Rae told “We’ll see about that.”

# department-of-transport - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths?

Ireland is considering introducing them as a sentencing option in drink-driving convictions, a measure recommended this week in the US.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Taxi drivers to protest review of fare structure

A group representing drivers said business over the last year has decreased already as people have less disposable income.

# department-of-transport - Monday 12 November, 2012

Investigations into plane crash which killed instructor and trainee pilot

Gardaí and the Air Accident Investigation Unit are probing the crash near Birr which killed two men yesterday evening.

# department-of-transport - Friday 2 November, 2012

From Business ETC Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM Exchequer Returns

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM

Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

From Business ETC Exchequer returns show tax take up but deficit at over €11bn Exchequer Returns

Exchequer returns show tax take up but deficit at over €11bn

Spending at the Departments of Health and Social Protection were more than expected, according to the latest figures from the Department of Finance.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Minister to airport workers: Don’t go on strike. Union: We’re going on strike

Leo Varadkar has urged all stakeholders to resolve their dispute over pensions in order to avoid planned industrial action by Aer Lingus and DAA employees on Monday.

Warning for people to avoid coastal areas as Ireland battered by winds

The Coast Guard has warned the public to stay away from coastal areas as northerly winds that will reach gale force are forecast.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

From Business ETC Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair’s safety standards Air Travel

Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair’s safety standards

An Irish delegate gave its assurances to Spain about the oversight of Ryanair’s operations.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Poll: Should the free travel scheme be means-tested? Public Transport This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the free travel scheme be means-tested?

The government is reportedly looking into means-testing as a way of cutting losses at transport companies. What do you think?

# department-of-transport - Friday 3 August, 2012

Luas line link project approved

New line will connect the red and green lines in Dublin city and run to the new DIT campus at Grangegorman.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

EU decision means government may seek extra taxes from airlines

The European Commission says the previous version of the travel tax was unfair to Irish airlines – who must now cough up extra.

Varadkar says CIE transport fares could increase

However the Minister for Transport said a rise in fares could have a damaging impact on the demand for CIE services.

# department-of-transport - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Air accident investigators to probe Wicklow plane crash

Two people on board the plane escaped unharmed after it crashed near a private airfield yesterday evening.

# department-of-transport - Monday 11 June, 2012

Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones

The planned changes could also cut the penalties for driving without a valid NCT – from five points down to three.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Some passengers face extra security checks flying from Dublin Airport

The chair of the Civil Aviation Security committee confirmed new measures would be put in place after an audit found faults.

# department-of-transport - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum

The Government is being urged to “harness” the enthusiasm among teenagers for cars and include road safety training on the programme.

# department-of-transport - Monday 23 April, 2012

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office

Figures disclosed in parliamentary questions last week reveal the expenditure on consultancy services by the government since last year.

Want more bikers? Build more bike lanes like these ones On Yer Bike This post contains images

Want more bikers? Build more bike lanes like these ones

Cycle lane encourage more cycling – look at Irish bike lanes in comparison to our international counterparts.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

From The Score National Sports Campus at Abbottstown gets €19m go-ahead Project

National Sports Campus at Abbottstown gets €19m go-ahead

The major bodies have joined up for the development of a headquarters for Irish sport, it was announced today.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has announced a major nationwide review to ensure that all speed restrictions are “both safe and sensible”.

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