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What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
# Green Light
# Green Light

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown

6 hours ago 9,079 Views 10 Comments
  • We spoke to city and county councils around Ireland to find the latest details on transport infrastructure.
  • From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated 17 hours ago 20,386 Views 19 Comments

Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

Wed 8:00 PM 19,412 Views 29 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

Wed 12:05 AM 16,276 Views 49 Comments

London has had congestion charges for almost 20 years to discourage people from driving into the city centre. Could it work here?

# the-good-information-project - 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 20,018 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.
'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

Mon 12:05 AM 25,713 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.

# the-good-information-project - Friday 30 July, 2021

Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?

Jul 30th 2021, 10:52 AM 5,830 Views 14 Comments

Is public transport safe for women? Can you commute from Dublin to Donegal? What happened to Ireland’s railways? We’ll answer these questions and more.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 29 July, 2021

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

Jul 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,603 Views 2 Comments

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

# the-good-information-project - 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 33,061 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 37,939 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.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
# Road To Nowhere
# Road To Nowhere

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 15,988 Views 24 Comments

“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”

# the-good-information-project - 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 12,073 Views 8 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - 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 14,701 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 52,746 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.

# the-good-information-project - 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 39,065 Views 63 Comments

There are arguments for and against free public transport.

# the-good-information-project - 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 14,186 Views 81 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - 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 20,078 Views 23 Comments

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

# the-good-information-project - Friday 16 July, 2021

Will the housing crisis improve? Or are we doomed to a cycle of repeated mistakes?
# Good Information Proejct
# Good Information Proejct

Will the housing crisis improve? Or are we doomed to a cycle of repeated mistakes?

Jul 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 1,344 Views 1 Comment

For the past few weeks, The Good Information Project has been looking at the issue of housing in Ireland.

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,072 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Gentrification: the view from Dublin’s inner city
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Gentrification: the view from Dublin’s inner city

Jul 13th 2021, 5:24 PM 17,474 Views 0 Comments

Hosts of the Talking Bollox Podcast, Calvin O’Brien and Terence Power, say Dublin’s inner-city communities are being left behind.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 11 July, 2021

The cost of building materials is on the rise - what does that mean for Ireland's housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The cost of building materials is on the rise - what does that mean for Ireland's housing crisis?

Jul 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,854 Views 52 Comments

The price of materials used in construction has risen by 5% in the year to June.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 10 July, 2021

From Affordable Housing to Vulture Funds: An A-Z(ish) of Ireland's housing crisis
# Glossary
# Glossary

From Affordable Housing to Vulture Funds: An A-Z(ish) of Ireland's housing crisis

Jul 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 11,936 Views 15 Comments

As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about housing in Ireland.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Explainer: Ireland got its first cost-rental homes today - but how exactly do they work?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Ireland got its first cost-rental homes today - but how exactly do they work?

Jul 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,882 Views 19 Comments

“They’re secure, people can lay down their roots here,” said Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien.

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis

Jul 7th 2021, 3:49 PM 6,460 Views 11 Comments

Representatives from every major party joined us to discuss real solutions and answer your questions.

# the-good-information-project - Monday 5 July, 2021

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months

Jul 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,960 Views 4 Comments

“It is hoped that planning authorities will have the ability to accept planning applications online by end 2022.”

Should Ireland's planning system take some of the blame for the housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Should Ireland's planning system take some of the blame for the housing crisis?

Jul 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 19,148 Views 48 Comments
  • CJ McKinney examines whether the country's planning laws need reform.
  • A European Commission report shows a 96% correlation between the number of planning permission grants and the number of homes completed two years later.
  • But, there's a different outcome for so-called strategic housing developments.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Mica and pyrite scandals - could it still happen today?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Mica and pyrite scandals - could it still happen today?

Jul 4th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,576 Views 23 Comments

Experts have said new legislation is needed to ensure building supplies are checked by independent parties.

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?

Jul 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,132 Views 14 Comments

Property programmes thrive in societies where home ownership is the most valued and celebrated housing ideology, writes Emmett Scanlon.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,078 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties

Updated Jul 1st 2021, 10:20 AM 10,448 Views 29 Comments

The panel will be hosted by senior reporter Michelle Hennessy and kicks off at 12.30pm.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Five big ideas to help solve Ireland's housing crisis (including 'tenure blind' homes and community-led developments)
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Five big ideas to help solve Ireland's housing crisis (including 'tenure blind' homes and community-led developments)

Jun 29th 2021, 8:03 PM 13,528 Views 19 Comments

We asked five experts for their best idea.

Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dáil to discuss making homes at Poolbeg site 'genuinely affordable'

Jun 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 9,359 Views 13 Comments

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said Nama should transfer its stake in the site to the council.

# the-good-information-project - Monday 28 June, 2021

What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings
# Derelict
# Derelict

What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings

Jun 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 29,001 Views 35 Comments

“It cannot make sense for the economy and it cannot make sense for the people who live here.”

People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents
# Bank Of Mum And Dad
# Bank Of Mum And Dad

People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents

Jun 28th 2021, 6:45 AM 65,650 Views 51 Comments

An overwhelming majority do not favour limits on the money people can receive from parents.

What is an 'affordable home'? Most people put the price at between €200,000 and €299,000
# Ireland Thinks Poll
# Ireland Thinks Poll

What is an 'affordable home'? Most people put the price at between €200,000 and €299,000

Jun 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,905 Views 54 Comments
  • In an Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll, the Irish public mostly disagree with the government's assessment of 'affordable'.
  • Overall, 50% of the public suggested that a price between €200,000 and €299,000 was 'affordable'.
  • About 3% of respondents believed a property priced at over €600,000 was affordable.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 27 June, 2021

69% of people believe past governments are to blame for the current housing crises
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

69% of people believe past governments are to blame for the current housing crises

Jun 27th 2021, 9:30 PM 16,284 Views 53 Comments

Meanwhile, the Ireland Thinks/The Good Information Project poll shows majority support for a right to housing to be enshrined in the constitution.

Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week

Jun 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 24,413 Views 13 Comments

People in creative industries have had a difficult time during the pandemic. Actor Jessica Freed was evicted and is worried for her future.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 26 June, 2021

FactCheck: Could the government actually bend EU spending rules to build more homes?

FactCheck: Could the government actually bend EU spending rules to build more homes?

Jun 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,178 Views 25 Comments

The Housing Minister suggested it could be a runner – but is Ireland actually allowed to do this?

# the-good-information-project - Monday 21 June, 2021

'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands

Jun 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 22,445 Views 7 Comments

Councillors have accused the Housing Department of stalling tactics over new proposals.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 19 June, 2021

From China to a united Ireland: what The Good Information Project has been up to so far
# The Stories So Far
# The Stories So Far

From China to a united Ireland: what The Good Information Project has been up to so far

Jun 19th 2021, 2:08 PM 8,137 Views 5 Comments

The series enlists readers to join forces with the project team to take a deep dive into key issues impacting Ireland right now.

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