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Monday 2 August, 2021

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
# Left Behind Up Above
# Left Behind Up Above

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail

Mon 7:00 PM 19,394 Views 29 Comments
  • Donegal residents largely rely on cars to move around the county, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Locals and campaigners say public transport links need to be improved for better quality of life and sustainability.
  • Many want to see a return of rail to Donegal, where a once-extensive railway network was closed sixty years ago.

Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

Jul 28th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,035 Views 47 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

Jul 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,826 Views 23 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Saturday 24 July, 2021

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

Jul 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,051 Views 8 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
# Fixer Upper
# Fixer Upper

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland

Jul 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 14,662 Views 22 Comments

We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years
# That's The Ticket
# That's The Ticket

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years

Jul 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 52,679 Views 55 Comments
  • New ways to buy tickets and pay fares on public transport could be rolled out by 2023 or 2024.
  • A revised fare system includes the scrapping of Dublin Bus' 'stages'.
  • Cash will continue to be accepted while alternative options are developed.

Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland make all public transport free for everyone?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland make all public transport free for everyone?

Jul 20th 2021, 9:00 AM 39,048 Views 63 Comments

There are arguments for and against free public transport.

Monday 19 July, 2021

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,179 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.

Sunday 18 July, 2021

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport

Jul 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 20,044 Views 23 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.

Thursday 8 July, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 8th 2021, 9:26 PM 7,832 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Top commercial stations play Irish female artists in charts at lower rate than most national radio
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

Top commercial stations play Irish female artists in charts at lower rate than most national radio

Jul 8th 2021, 7:18 PM 17,290 Views 48 Comments

There were no women and no people of colour in FM104′s top 20 most-played songs.

Amendment tabled to facilitate social media messaging in Irish with public bodies
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Amendment tabled to facilitate social media messaging in Irish with public bodies

Jul 8th 2021, 5:40 PM 8,232 Views 10 Comments

Another amendment would require 20% of new public staff to be competent in Irish by 2030.

Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election

Jul 7th 2021, 9:53 PM 73,606 Views 35 Comments

A message claiming to be from a former Fine Gael TD tells recipients to vote for five female candidates.

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms
# Welfare
# Welfare

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms

Jul 7th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,224 Views 3 Comments

Several families who expected to be given the payment this week have not received it.

Capel St and Parliament St to stay traffic-free on weekend evenings for another six weeks
# Pedestrianised
# Pedestrianised

Capel St and Parliament St to stay traffic-free on weekend evenings for another six weeks

Jul 7th 2021, 4:08 PM 14,337 Views 20 Comments

A traffic-free trial on the two Dublin streets has been extended until late August.

Person taken to hospital after car collides with house in Dublin 7
# Collision
# Collision

Person taken to hospital after car collides with house in Dublin 7

Jul 7th 2021, 3:26 PM 57,126 Views 28 Comments

Two fire engines responded to the collision in north Dublin this morning.

Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Motorcyclist in serious condition after collision with car
# Kerry
# Kerry

Motorcyclist in serious condition after collision with car

Jul 6th 2021, 10:55 PM 25,463 Views 3 Comments

The man, who is in his 30s, was brought to University Hospital Kerry.

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister

Jul 6th 2021, 9:19 PM 39,260 Views 0 Comments

TDs called for action on sexual, domestic and gender-based violence in the Dáil this afternoon.

Over 220,000 people receive PUP as payment closes to new applicants tomorrow
# Work
# Work

Over 220,000 people receive PUP as payment closes to new applicants tomorrow

Jul 6th 2021, 6:28 PM 16,590 Views 6 Comments

Under 25s are the age group with the largest number of PUP recipients.

Coronavirus: 397 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 397 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 6th 2021, 5:46 PM 53,820 Views 104 Comments

Health officials are seeing a “small but concerning increase in hospitalisations in recent days”.

Two elderly women taken to hospital after hit and run by van
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Two elderly women taken to hospital after hit and run by van

Jul 6th 2021, 5:33 PM 30,599 Views 8 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for information from witnesses.

Monday 5 July, 2021

Dublin City Council passes motion calling for pilot of four-day week for staff
# Work
# Work

Dublin City Council passes motion calling for pilot of four-day week for staff

Jul 5th 2021, 10:34 PM 45,474 Views 76 Comments

Councillors across parties supported the motion to try shortening the working week.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jul 5th 2021, 9:00 PM 10,347 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison

Jul 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 49,986 Views 0 Comments

The video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

Teenager missing from Co Waterford for over a week
# Tramore
# Tramore

Teenager missing from Co Waterford for over a week

Jul 5th 2021, 4:42 PM 19,555 Views 0 Comments

The 16-year-old has been missing since 27 June.

Sunday 4 July, 2021

Limited access to HIV services during pandemic an ongoing concern for LGBT+ community
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Limited access to HIV services during pandemic an ongoing concern for LGBT+ community

Jul 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,871 Views 13 Comments

Closures and scaledowns of sexual health services have raised issues for HIV prevention and testing.

Saturday 3 July, 2021

'I can’t risk my son’s life': Families with vulnerable teenagers left waiting for answers on vaccine access
# In The Dark
# In The Dark

'I can’t risk my son’s life': Families with vulnerable teenagers left waiting for answers on vaccine access

Jul 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 21,346 Views 17 Comments
  • For families with vulnerable teenagers, life has been put on hold while they wait for a vaccine, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15s over a month ago, but it hasn't been actioned in Ireland.
  • The Taoiseach has asked Niac to give advice on vaccinating children with underlying conditions.

Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Reopening: What could a vaccine pass for dining indoors at pubs and restaurants look like?
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Reopening: What could a vaccine pass for dining indoors at pubs and restaurants look like?

Jun 30th 2021, 1:45 PM 24,485 Views 106 Comments

The government is to consider adapting the EU’s international travel cert for use in indoor dining.

Tuesday 29 June, 2021

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms delay to reopening of indoor hospitality
Live Jun 29th 2021, 4:28 PM

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms delay to reopening of indoor hospitality

Monday 28 June, 2021

'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks
# Food Chain
# Food Chain

'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks

Jun 28th 2021, 5:50 PM 35,700 Views 73 Comments

From wasted food to cancelled bookings, an extension of restrictions could mean large losses for pubs and restaurants.

Saturday 26 June, 2021

Debunked: No, you won't develop skin cancer from wearing sunglasses
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunked: No, you won't develop skin cancer from wearing sunglasses

Jun 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,856 Views 0 Comments

A social media claim is wrongly saying that sunglasses are harmful.

Friday 25 June, 2021

Fianna Fáil councillor becomes first African-Irish woman to be appointed mayor in Ireland
# Longford
# Longford

Fianna Fáil councillor becomes first African-Irish woman to be appointed mayor in Ireland

Jun 25th 2021, 8:35 AM 42,295 Views 37 Comments

Uruemu Adejinmi has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District.

Learner permit expiry dates extended by another 10 months
# Live And Learn
# Live And Learn

Learner permit expiry dates extended by another 10 months

Jun 25th 2021, 7:37 AM 12,488 Views 16 Comments

Depending on their expiry date, some permits had already been extended by four or eight months.

'No reason it wouldn't become the dominant strain': Here's all the latest on the Delta variant
# New Infections
# New Infections

'No reason it wouldn't become the dominant strain': Here's all the latest on the Delta variant

Jun 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,557 Views 37 Comments

There are 210 confirmed cases of Delta in Ireland – and ‘as sure as night follows day, this is going to go in one particular direction’.

Thursday 24 June, 2021

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care

Jun 24th 2021, 5:18 PM 11,938 Views 8 Comments

The HSE is altering the visiting policy for partners during maternity care.

Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Fresh inquests into Stardust tragedy may commence in the autumn after long wait for families
# Stardust
# Stardust

Fresh inquests into Stardust tragedy may commence in the autumn after long wait for families

Jun 23rd 2021, 3:36 PM 3,942 Views 0 Comments

A problem with securing legal for the families of some of the Stardust victims has been resolved, a pre-inquest hearing was told today.

Tuesday 22 June, 2021

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
# Equality
# Equality

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:12 PM 38,860 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

Coronavirus: 294 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 294 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:15 PM 42,758 Views 57 Comments

39 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital.

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