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# transport - Monday 9 November, 2020

€63.5 million funding allocated to walking and cycling greenways

The Midleton-Youghal Greenway in Cork is to receive funding of €10 million.

# transport - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Holohan raises concern about Christmas travel, says NPHET engaging with government on traffic light system

The situation at the moment is international travel of a non-essential nature is not safe, said Holohan.

# transport - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Rapid pre-departure testing will get loved ones home for Christmas, says Dublin Airport Authority

Representatives from Ryanair, Aer Lingus as well as the Shannon Group and Rome Airport will also appear before the committee.

# transport - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes

Eamon Ryan confirmed that €460 million is needed to keep public transport running until the end of the year.

# transport - Monday 28 September, 2020

Bus Éireann to stop several intercity routes for financial reasons

Services between Dublin and Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast will be affected.

# transport - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'Killing an industry that's already dead': Taxi drivers stage protest in Dublin city

Drivers have called on the government to introduce a range of measures to support the industry as they deal with the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# transport - Monday 14 September, 2020

Cycling and HGV traffic are both up on last year as public transport still lags behind

Cycling in Dublin is up by 9.4% on last year.

# transport - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect

The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.

# transport - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures

TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.

# transport - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Dublin Airport plans to introduce paid drop-off and pick-up zones after pandemic

Toll booths would be installed as part of the new system, with a free option available in one of the long-term car parks.

# transport - Friday 28 August, 2020

Complainant alleged taxi driver 'spent the entire trip claiming coronavirus doesn’t exist'

The NTA said it has no powers to act if a driver is not wearing a mask.

# transport - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars

Jane Hackett of the Green-Schools Travel Programme is urging parents to avoid slipping back to the overuse of the car because of concerns over Covid-19.

# transport - Friday 7 August, 2020

National Transport Authority pilots new mobile ticketing app

The trial is part of wider plans by the NTA to modernise and link ticketing systems across the networks.

# transport - Friday 31 July, 2020

Irish and NI governments to examine the possibility of a high-speed Belfast-Dublin-Cork rail line

A major feasibility study is to be undertaken.

# transport - Friday 10 July, 2020

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.

Ryan says if airlines seek State financial support they must in return be fair to customers who choose not to fly

The new Minister for Transport said the regulations to protect airline customers weren’t made to cope with a global pandemic.

# transport - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

# transport - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens

The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.

# transport - Monday 15 June, 2020

Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects

The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.

# transport - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow

Phase Two begins tomorrow, but people are still advised to only use public transport when necessary.

# transport - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Shane Ross may consider extending validity for expired learner permits beyond 30 June

Driving tests have been suspended indefinitely since April.

# transport - Monday 11 May, 2020

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'

The National Bus and Rail Union wants a number of measures introduced to guarantee worker welfare.

# transport - Friday 27 March, 2020

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

# transport - Friday 20 March, 2020

Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence

Minister Shane Ross said it comes amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing.

# transport - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan

The struggling airline has been hit by a slump in bookings since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Revised BusConnects plan: Fewer front gardens impacted, less tree-cutting

A comprehensive replanting programme will ensure more trees are replaced than are removed, the NTA says.

# transport - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans

Commuters in Paris and other big cities have borne the brunt of transport stoppages so far but Christmas travel plans are now at risk.

# transport - Saturday 14 December, 2019

France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos

Protesters want the government to back down on pension reforms.

# transport - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Truckers block roads as French strikes over pension plans cause travel chaos

Another nationwide strike is planned for Tuesday.

# transport - Friday 6 December, 2019

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

# transport - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge

The collision took place at a bridge on Erne Street at around 12.30pm.

# transport - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

That’s according to new research from

# transport - Monday 2 December, 2019

Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin

Dublin City Council will vote on the proposals this week.

Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network

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

# transport - Monday 25 November, 2019

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?

Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

# transport - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.

# transport - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads

Bike activists appeared before an Oireachtas committee today.

'Fallen off a cliff': Committee hears of large drop in number of young girls cycling in Ireland

Cycling groups pointed to census data showing a drop in girls cycling to school.

# transport - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

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