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Switching to a cycling commute may have enormous health benefits, but only if we can avail of a safe cycling environment. That has been the call from cycling advocates for sometime and echoing this sentiment is recently published joint research from Trinity College Dublin and UCD – entitled ‘Health Impact of Cycling in Dublin on […]
Business Transport
With the flow of EU funding set to dry up, and the possibility of a hard border, Irish Waterways navigate uncharted territory. There is considerable uncertainty regarding all matters surrounding Brexit; which in itself presents its own set of challenges. The challenges are especially acute in the Border Region – between Northern Ireland and The […]
Technology Transport
 As cities expand and the pressure to create environmentally friendly transport systems increase there is a mounting urgency for our urban transport to adapt. But is it changing fast enough? Jonathan Wilkins discusses the potential benefits of automated public transport. The imaginative public transport ideas of recent years, have gathered both interest and controversy.
Transport
Kildare County Council has established the Kildare Cycling Forum, the purpose of which is to support the development of cycling infrastructure within the County, promote recreational cycling and encourage commuters to adopt cycling. The Cycling Forum will aim to provide a forum for professional and advocacy groups to input into ongoing policy and the practical […]
Transport
Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland have announced €100k of innovation procurement funding to help scale up cycling in the capital. Four technology companies have been awarded €100k to develop smart technology solutions to help promote the use of bicycles in Dublin. The projects are focused on assisting the increase of bicycle usage, gathering better […]
Transport
While there have been significant developments in relation to cycling in general, there is still significant deficits when it comes to cycling as part of everyday life in rural communities. With over 20 funded local authority cycling initiatives currently underway, it is worth looking at what make up the key components of a sustainable and […]
Business Transport
Limerick-Ballybrophy route described as an ‘expensive campaign’ for local TD Alan Kelly A railway line between Limerick and Ballybrophy is costing €550 per passenger to operate, a report has found. The review into rail services, drawn up by the National Transport Authority and Iarnród Éireann, is to be brought to Cabinet by Minister for Transport […]
Transport
The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Terence Slowey will today launched the Donegal Road Safety Plan 2016-2021 produced by the Donegal Road Safety Working Group, with the objective of improving road safety for all road users. The Donegal Road Safety Working Group is an interagency group consisting of Donegal County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, An […]
Transport
Government have ‘limited powers’ on cost of car insurance. Motorists were advised that the Government had “limited” power to influence the cost of motor insurance premiums as they continue to spiral upwards. Minister of state for financial services, Eoghan Murphy said while the issue of rising motor insurance costs was one “which requires urgent attention” […]
Transport
Headed to France this year, but want something a bit more relaxed than Paris?  There are countless towns and villages – including 42 world heritage sites – to visit while on a trip to France. Here’ we’ve compiled a list of some France’s best places to visit outside of the hustle-and-bustle of the capital. Corsica […]
Transport
The weather may be nice right now, but knowing Ireland, it won’t last for very long! With that in mind, it might be a good idea to book a few weeks away somewhere nice, to make sure that you’re guaranteed that extra couple of weeks of sunshine. Aer Lingus are offering a 25% discount on […]
Transport
Ireland is making progress in road safety. Countless lives have been saved through widespread changes in driver behaviour. Figures show that 165 people lost their lives in 2015, compared to 193 in 2014, the second lowest number of road deaths since records began in 1959. Despite the good progress, it is hard to say that 2015 was a […]
Transport
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are currently considering a technological solution to the problem of persistent, repeat offence drink driving. The “alco-lock” is a breathalyser device attached to the dashboard of a car which prevents the engine from starting unless the driver has given an all clear breath sample. The “alco-Lock” is to be deployed […]