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# department-of-transport - Friday 17 December, 2021

Asylum seekers can now apply for a driving licence in Ireland
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers can now apply for a driving licence in Ireland

Dec 17th 2021, 9:15 PM 16,194 Views 21 Comments

It follows a High Court ruling that asylum seekers in Ireland meet the residency requirements to apply for a licence.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Irish Aviation Authority accuses air traffic controllers of 'an act of sabotage'
# Irish Aviation Authority
# Irish Aviation Authority

Irish Aviation Authority accuses air traffic controllers of 'an act of sabotage'

Oct 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 48,648 Views 19 Comments

Senior managers claimed that air controllers were seeking to undermine the international reputation of the IAA.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up

Aug 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,401 Views 12 Comments

The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.

# department-of-transport - Monday 2 August, 2021

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
# Voices Unheard
# Voices Unheard

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

Aug 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 26,796 Views 9 Comments
  • Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
  • Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.

# department-of-transport - Sunday 27 June, 2021

'My life savings have been wiped out': Pilots concerned that Covid restrictions could see licences elapse
# Grounded
# Grounded

'My life savings have been wiped out': Pilots concerned that Covid restrictions could see licences elapse

Jun 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 37,132 Views 32 Comments

Many pilots have been laid off due to a lack of international travel during the pandemic.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí

May 12th 2021, 5:29 PM 14,786 Views 23 Comments

Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.

# department-of-transport - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Cameroonian-flagged cargo ship detained in Sligo Port since mid-October following routine inspection
# MV Sheksna
# MV Sheksna

Cameroonian-flagged cargo ship detained in Sligo Port since mid-October following routine inspection

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 49,410 Views 7 Comments

The 11 crew members have been stuck in Ireland since October 16.

# department-of-transport - Monday 5 October, 2020

Transport Department accused DCC of making 'allegations against State bodies' over traffic 'Wish List'
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Transport Department accused DCC of making 'allegations against State bodies' over traffic 'Wish List'

Oct 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,857 Views 16 Comments

The Council had requested in its ‘Wish List’ to Minister Eamon Ryan that taxis be banned from a number of bus lanes in Dublin.

# department-of-transport - Friday 20 March, 2020

Boy (7) killed in light plane crash in Offaly 'should not have been allowed to fly in aircraft' - report
# Kasper Kacprzak
# Kasper Kacprzak

Boy (7) killed in light plane crash in Offaly 'should not have been allowed to fly in aircraft' - report

Mar 20th 2020, 2:31 PM 58,725 Views 8 Comments

Kasper Kacprzak was killed, alongside the pilot of the plane, when it crashed in Offaly in 2018.

# department-of-transport - Monday 9 March, 2020

Passenger jet damaged in hard landing at Shannon Airport is grounded
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Passenger jet damaged in hard landing at Shannon Airport is grounded

Mar 9th 2020, 1:38 PM 51,044 Views 24 Comments

The Omni Air International flight from Bangor in the US state of Maine arrived last night.

# department-of-transport - Monday 2 December, 2019

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 30,488 Views 43 Comments

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

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Should Ireland legalise electric scooters? The public are being asked to have their say
# PPTs
# PPTs

Should Ireland legalise electric scooters? The public are being asked to have their say

Aug 28th 2019, 2:27 PM 19,168 Views 92 Comments

The Department of Transport received a report on regulating PPTs today.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Cyclists protest outside Dáil to highlight 'need for better infrastructure'
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

Cyclists protest outside Dáil to highlight 'need for better infrastructure'

May 15th 2019, 6:59 PM 14,234 Views 102 Comments

Around 100 bikers took part in the demonstration.

# department-of-transport - Friday 29 March, 2019

Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018
# Motoring
# Motoring

Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018

Mar 29th 2019, 5:50 PM 26,855 Views 55 Comments

It has been suggested that drivers are buying from the UK on the back of a strong Euro.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens
# Emergency
# Emergency

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens

Feb 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 84,489 Views 61 Comments

Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.

# department-of-transport - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Six months a-waiting - the PSC will finally be removed as a requirement for a theory test on 31 August
# Works In Theory
# Works In Theory

Six months a-waiting - the PSC will finally be removed as a requirement for a theory test on 31 August

Aug 5th 2018, 7:30 AM 21,996 Views 32 Comments

How much it’s costing to do so is another matter however.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC
# Deep Impact
# Deep Impact

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

Jun 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 48,939 Views 56 Comments

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'Regulation or prohibition': Ross puts rickshaw drivers on notice due to 'very deep' safety concerns
# Three Wheels Bad
# Three Wheels Bad

'Regulation or prohibition': Ross puts rickshaw drivers on notice due to 'very deep' safety concerns

May 30th 2018, 1:19 PM 18,187 Views 49 Comments

Shane Ross says he will decide whether rickshaws will be regulated or banned before the end of the Dáil term.

# department-of-transport - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on
# Driving In Circles
# Driving In Circles

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on

May 19th 2018, 8:30 AM 26,600 Views 51 Comments

The RSA spent €2 million on making the PSC mandatory for driving licence applications – before Transport Minister Shane Ross pulled the plug over concerns doing so was illegal.

# department-of-transport - Monday 14 May, 2018

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project -  before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project - before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal

May 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 64,277 Views 81 Comments

The Road Safety Authority had scrambled to get its house in order for the PSC introduction, only for the initiative to be dropped suddenly and at the last minute in March of this year.

# department-of-transport - Friday 13 April, 2018

Learner drivers could soon be waiting more than a year to do their driving test
# Traffic Jam
# Traffic Jam

Learner drivers could soon be waiting more than a year to do their driving test

Apr 13th 2018, 7:19 PM 20,310 Views 71 Comments

Law changes increasing the penalties for learner drivers will lead to a surge in demand for driving tests, Fórsa predict.

# department-of-transport - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

Mar 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,281 Views 119 Comments

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# department-of-transport - Monday 26 February, 2018

One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year
# Exemptions
# Exemptions

One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year

Feb 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 30,824 Views 93 Comments

Dublin TD Clare Daly said that the figures were “absolutely disgraceful”, but “not a bit surprising”.

# department-of-transport - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years
# Down Down Down
# Down Down Down

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

Jul 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 23,837 Views 30 Comments

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.

# department-of-transport - Monday 29 May, 2017

These are the planned routes for the new 'Bus Rapid Transit' network in Dublin
# Fast Lane
# Fast Lane

These are the planned routes for the new 'Bus Rapid Transit' network in Dublin

May 29th 2017, 1:47 PM 59,365 Views 36 Comments

A new express bus system is being planned for the capital.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding
# Ride On
# Ride On

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 12,408 Views 110 Comments

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

# department-of-transport - Monday 30 January, 2017

One person turned away at Dublin Airport since Trump's travel ban
# Turned Away
# Turned Away

One person turned away at Dublin Airport since Trump's travel ban

Jan 30th 2017, 6:47 PM 29,795 Views 93 Comments

Enda Kenny has called for a review of the preclearance policy.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Jobs still under threat but Bus Éireann says it will keep Expressway services
# No Expressway
# No Expressway

Jobs still under threat but Bus Éireann says it will keep Expressway services

Jan 11th 2017, 5:47 PM 22,539 Views 85 Comments

Bus Éireann is facing insolvency within the next two years after a period of heavy losses.

# department-of-transport - Friday 30 December, 2016

Shane Ross says he won't add extra tolls to ease M50 traffic congestion
# Hell No We Won't Toll
# Hell No We Won't Toll

Shane Ross says he won't add extra tolls to ease M50 traffic congestion

Dec 30th 2016, 4:18 PM 14,372 Views 67 Comments

The measure was recommended in a report last year from the National Transport Authority.

# department-of-transport - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

The AA thinks they're 'ridiculous', but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits
# Safer Streets
# Safer Streets

The AA thinks they're 'ridiculous', but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits

Nov 23rd 2016, 12:49 PM 15,952 Views 79 Comments

Dublin City Council plans to expand the 30km/hr speed limit across further areas of the city.

# department-of-transport - Monday 3 October, 2016

"Keep cyclists alive alive-oh": Hundreds of cyclists protest outside Department of Transport
# On Your Bikes
# On Your Bikes

"Keep cyclists alive alive-oh": Hundreds of cyclists protest outside Department of Transport

Oct 3rd 2016, 7:59 PM 18,814 Views 189 Comments

The protest is being organised by the Dublin Cycling Campaign, and kicks off in Dublin city centre from 5.30pm.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Penalty points loophole to be closed by government
# Missed Penalties
# Missed Penalties

Penalty points loophole to be closed by government

Jun 21st 2016, 9:41 PM 33,295 Views 42 Comments

The loophole has seen roughly 7,500 cases annually thrown out of court.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

James Reilly is still Health Minister... according to the Department's website
# The Reshuffle
# The Reshuffle

James Reilly is still Health Minister... according to the Department's website

Jul 15th 2014, 10:22 AM 5,886 Views 25 Comments

And Health isn’t the only government department that has yet to update its pages.

# department-of-transport - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Clampdown on rogue taxi drivers reportedly resulted in no arrests
# Advance Warning
# Advance Warning

Clampdown on rogue taxi drivers reportedly resulted in no arrests

Jul 10th 2014, 6:35 PM 18,752 Views 85 Comments

The Department of Transport defended publicising the campaign before it took place.

# department-of-transport - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed

Jun 19th 2014, 1:30 PM 5,593 Views 12 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Live in a rural area? You could be getting nicer bus shelters soon
# Transport
# Transport

Live in a rural area? You could be getting nicer bus shelters soon

May 20th 2014, 3:32 PM 8,971 Views 36 Comments

A new round of public transport funding has been announced, and includes improvements to cycle paths.

# department-of-transport - Friday 16 May, 2014

In Cork, Limerick or Galway? Like cycling? The public bike scheme will be ready by autumn
# Coke Zero Bikes
# Coke Zero Bikes

In Cork, Limerick or Galway? Like cycling? The public bike scheme will be ready by autumn

May 16th 2014, 9:29 PM 10,254 Views 27 Comments

Slightly behind schedule, mind you.

# department-of-transport - Friday 2 May, 2014

Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief's pension bump-reports
# Christoph Mueller
# Christoph Mueller

Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief's pension bump-reports

May 2nd 2014, 7:55 PM 17,842 Views 35 Comments

A trade union called any increase would be “very strange”.

# department-of-transport - Thursday 1 May, 2014

An underground DART could finally be coming to Dublin
# Sound Of The Underground
# Sound Of The Underground

An underground DART could finally be coming to Dublin

May 1st 2014, 2:42 PM 27,329 Views 105 Comments

The wait isn’t over just yet…it looks like it won’t be considered until 2016.

# department-of-transport - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Automated cameras to catch drivers running red lights at Luas lines
# Fixed Penalties
# Fixed Penalties

Automated cameras to catch drivers running red lights at Luas lines

Apr 22nd 2014, 10:26 AM 10,901 Views 69 Comments

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

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