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This year
Transport Infrastructure Ireland set to spend €300 million on new Luas trams
TII has initiated a preliminary market consultation to further expand the Luas and replace the trams currently in service.
An Bord Pleanála to hold ‘oral hearing’ into €9.5 billion Dublin Metrolink project
The oral hearing will provide a platform for third parties to outline their concerns over aspects of the estimated €9.5 billion project.
Six M50 toll and court dodgers hit with fines totalling €78k
Transport Infrastructure Ireland prosecuted them after sending each driver hundreds of warning letters.
Fines totalling €262,000 handed to 17 motorists who dodged M50 tolls and failed to appear in court
Three commercial vehicle owners were each fined €25,000 today.
Last year
Driver fined €25,000 for more than 1,300 unpaid motorway trips
Thirteen motorists have been handed fines totalling €186,000 after ignoring many warning letters.
Govt may call for toll price hikes to be scrapped, minister says
Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton said that the timing of the price hikes was ‘not good’.
Planning application submitted for 'ambitious' Dublin Metrolink
While the ‘precise’ cost of the project is not yet known, the ‘central’ estimate is €9.5 billion.
Thousands of litres of pesticides used on Irish roads and forests each year
A report by
Anthea Lacchia
Coillte alone spends around €1.5 million on pesticides – including the controversial glyphosate – every year.
Coillte alone spends around €1.5 million on pesticides every year
In an investigation by Noteworthy, Anthea Lacchia also reports that over 45,000 litres and 800 kg was used along national road networks since 2017
Expert: Outside of agriculture, "there are huge gaps in our knowledge of pesticides and how we use them"
Tractor towing stack of three trucks triggers traffic jam in Cork’s Jack Lynch tunnel
Three trucks stacked on top of each other were being pulled by a tractor that tried to enter the Jack Lynch tunnel today.
All time
Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women
Perceptions of safety are a significant factor in women’s travel choices, so we need to create a better environment, writes Rachel Cahill.
Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
A report by
Lauren Boland
Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
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.
From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
'Like a flash flood of snow': Transport agency says 'compounding' of events caused delays yesterday
Thousands of motorists were caught in long tailbacks in the snow yesterday afternoon.
Man who damaged M50 toll gantry with angle grinder before threatening gardaí jailed for six months
It was the second time that the accused had damaged an M50 toll gantry.
After almost two decades, a €600m ring-road for Galway has finally been given the green light
It’s hoped the scheme will reduce traffic congestion and improve public transport near Galway city.
Gaelscoil raises 'grave health concerns' over plan to use grounds for Metrolink supplies
Metrolink proposals were up for discussion in the Transport Oireachtas Committee this afternoon.
Lessons learned from 2010 snow meant we had more than enough salt for the Beast
Salt supplies are stocked up at off-peak time to ensure Ireland is always ready to tackle icy roads.
'In Boston they'd throw you in the clink': Here's why you should never drive in a blizzard
Sean O’Neill of Transport Infrastructure Ireland said “even in a tank” people would be at risk of driving off a bridge or motorway because of reduced visibility.
Longer Luas trams introduced this morning in bid to tackle overcrowding issues
A total of seven new longer trams are being introduced to Luas Cross City over the coming months.
The Luas Cross City starts today - but there are concerns for Dublin's cyclists
As Luas tracks have been laid down, significant changes have been made to lanes and traffic flow in certain key areas.
This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century
Facial reconstruction analysis has been performed on a skull discovered at the entrance of Trinity College in 2014.
The worst time and place for accidents on the M50? The Red Cow junction on a Wednesday evening
There have been just under 2,000 vehicle collisions on the M50 in the past four years.
Dublin's Port Tunnel is getting a new system to catch people speeding
The cameras calculate car speed based on how long it takes motorists to get through the tunnel.
'It's a car park by 4.30pm': Vital upgrades and a third lane needed on N11, report finds
Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly says congestion on the road is only going to get worse if improvements aren’t made now.
There's a new emergency plan on the way for the M50
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has the wheels well in motion towards a new emergency response plan for major incidents on Ireland’s busiest road.