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# potholes

All time
# pain in the pothole
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.
# in shite
'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.
# Gadget Preview
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
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.
# swerve to avoid
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.
# wanksy
Drawing penises around dangerous potholes is just what Ireland needs
I can be your hero, baby.
# holey wars
Potholes could soon be but an unpleasant memory
New research has developed a system of detecting costly road damage before it occurs.
# Legend
A man is filling Chicago's potholes with wonderful mosaics
Can we get him over to Ireland please?
# hole-y moly
Unfortunate pothole-filling crew manage to get stuck in giant pothole
Not ideal.
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.
# Road Safety
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.
# Roads
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.
# Not the News
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.
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.
# Co Cork
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.
# Road Safety
Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance
The Transport Minister said that they needed to take “their responsibilities a bit more seriously”.
# Your Say
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?
# Road Safety
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”.
# road to baghdad
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?
# Co. Cavan
Road is in Shite Pic of the Day
Let’s not beat around the bush.
# potholes
App detects potholes on Boston streets
New app Street Bump allows drivers to automatically report the road hazards like pot holes to the authorities.
# Breakdowns
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.
# Daily Fix
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…
# Fix Your STreet
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.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Motoring
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.
# pothole ireland
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.