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Extreme weather left drivers stranded and more roads impassable overnight across the UK – with another day of sub-zero temperatures, icy blasts and “blizzard-like” conditions to come. The Met Office has issued a red alert weather warning for parts of south Wales and the soutwest of England from 3pm today until 2am tomorrow morning. Storm […]
News Transport
A new industry-funded scheme to recycle “end-of-life” vehicles has been set up by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten. The end of life vehicle environmental scheme, known as ELVES (ELV Environmental Services), will operate like the Weee scheme for recycling waste electrical equipment or the Repak ELT for end-of-life tyres. The new compliance scheme that has […]
A €1 million fund to get rid of large stockpiles of waste tyres blighting the Irish countryside has been announced by Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten. The level of illegal dumping of used tyres is a particular scourge on the landscape, especially in remoter areas, and “needs to be met head on”, Mr Naughten […]
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.
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 […]