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# potholes - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one

Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.

# potholes - Friday 26 January, 2018

'You wouldn't get this in the Third World' - locals up in arms over state of roads in Munster town

Tipperary Town may share the name of its county, but the standard of its roads is “no advert for the place” says one local.

# potholes - Monday 20 February, 2017

Road in sh**e? This new gadget could mean you never hit another pothole

Ford aims to use crowdsourcing technology to give you advance warnings.

# potholes - Monday 28 December, 2015

Are your local roads in a state? You're not alone

A national survey finds that 44% of regional roads in Ireland have extensive surface defects, while 31% of local roads have structural issues.

# potholes - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

You could help fix potholes by driving over them

The company patented a method that would allow cars to detect them and help create a database.

# potholes - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Drawing penises around dangerous potholes is just what Ireland needs Wanksy

# potholes - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Potholes could soon be but an unpleasant memory

New research has developed a system of detecting costly road damage before it occurs.

# potholes - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge A man is filling Chicago's potholes with wonderful mosaics Legend

A man is filling Chicago's potholes with wonderful mosaics

Can we get him over to Ireland please?

# potholes - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Unfortunate pothole-filling crew manage to get stuck in giant pothole Hole-y Moly

# potholes - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Massive potholes making Donegal road 'almost impassible' for local families

A local election candidate is calling for the re-introduction of the Local Improvement Scheme to fix roads like this all over the county.

# potholes - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Almost 72% of Irish motorists believe garda presence on roads has reduced

A new poll by AA revealed that 40 per cent think the government is not treating road safety as a priority.

# potholes - Monday 20 May, 2013

New road maintenance scheme asks local communities to contribute funding

The government is investing €10.6 million in the scheme but communities will have to come up with the rest of the €14 million to repair the roads.

# potholes - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Leinster House goes wild photocopying arses, free GP care for healthy citizens, and FG TDs insult each other for Twitter practice.

# potholes - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Column: It's time to tackle decline in rural Ireland

Rural Ireland is experiencing a demise, with empty shop buildings, damaged roads and a lack of essential services. Action needs to be taken now or we could see whole parts of the country uninhabited, writes John Verling.

# potholes - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Health and safety ‘gone mad’ as council workers suspended over filling pothole

A spokesperson from the HSA said that the issue wasn’t one of “red tape and bureaucracy”, but of safety.

# potholes - Friday 8 March, 2013

Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance Road Safety This post contains images

Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance

The Transport Minister said that they needed to take “their responsibilities a bit more seriously”.

Poll: Do you think enough is being done to fix Ireland's roads? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think enough is being done to fix Ireland's roads?

The Minister for Transport has said that local authorities are to place a greater focus on maintaining Ireland’s roads. Will it be enough?

# potholes - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Potholes, loose chippings, floods: Welcome to Ireland’s rural roads

One council engineer admits that limited funding means “we are stretched beyond breaking point to carry out even basic repairs”.

# potholes - Friday 1 February, 2013

Open thread: Is your local road as bad as this one?

This is the road travelled by one reader every day is referred to locally as ‘The road to Baghdad’. Can you beat it?

# potholes - Friday 18 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Road is in Shite Pic of the Day Co. Cavan

Road is in Shite Pic of the Day

Let’s not beat around the bush.

# potholes - Friday 20 July, 2012

App detects potholes on Boston streets

New app Street Bump allows drivers to automatically report the road hazards like pot holes to the authorities.

# potholes - Sunday 9 October, 2011

State of roads causing increase in puncture breakdowns, says AA

The numbers of punctures rose over the last twelve months – and potholes are to blame, the AA has said.

# potholes - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: the latest from the UK as the violence spreads, Apple is now the most valuable business in the world, graffiti and poop on the streets of the country, and Ireland’s favourite movies…

From The Daily Edge U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to Fix Your STreet This post contains images

U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to

The new website, aimed at identifying ‘non-emergency issues’ like potholes and illegal dumping, has attracted hundreds of complaints since it launched last week.

# potholes - Friday 24 June, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# potholes - Sunday 27 March, 2011

AA Ireland launches nationwide anti-pothole petition

The breakdown assistance company says motorists paying high taxes on petrol shouldn’t have to tolerate poor road conditions.

# potholes - Monday 21 February, 2011

Pothole politics not on the agenda after all...

There’s a deficit of over €4bn in local government coffers which are going to hit basic services if not addressed by next government.