Population sizes of counties mapped as letters

In the 2011 census, the Greater Dublin Area (Meath, Kildare and Wicklow) now accounts for 40% of the population of Ireland, while Co Dublin alone accounts just under 30%. Here’s the population sizes of the counties of Ireland mapped: DATA SOURCE: Census 2011 on cso.ie

How many people were at the household charge protest?

Estimating  the size of the crowd at protests can be a pain the head. However, things get vastly easier if the protest stops somewhere and you have fairly clear photographs of the protesters and the area they are occupying, ideally taken from a vantage point. The household charge protest yesterday meets those requirements when it was outside the Dublin […]

BLOG: What happens when you close off a street?

Pictured below is what happened, apparently very much so unplanned, when Grangegorman Upper in Dublin 7 was closed off for road works and the work did not start straight away. Children and toddlers played on the street outside their houses: It’s a reminder that streets don’t all have to be car parks and rat runs. Why isn’t […]

Ballinteer man is Dublin’s newest MEP

Joe Higgins, searing political wit and staunch defender of the working classes, is a tough act to follow. But 27-year-old Paul Murphy is quietly confident that he can fill the shoes of the great Socialist when he takes over as Dublin MEP next month. A native of Ballinteer who has been assistant to Joe Higgins […]

Wheels set in motion for Dublin Bikes expansion

Dublin Bikes in a suit

This article can now be found on IrishCycle.com at: http://irishcycle.com/2011/03/25/wheels-set-in-motion-for-dublin-bikes-expansion/

“White elephant on tracks”

We don’t need rail in Dublin, buses will do, and rail projects are “white elephants.” Rail is a waste and will cost us dearly, we can’t afford it. Does this sound familiar? From Dart to Luas and now Metro North, the story from the opposition is the same. The record seems to be playing the same tune even after […]

DATA BLOG: How, when and where we travel

The National Transport Authority (NTA) launched its draft strategy for the Greater Dublin Area recently. The NTA stressed at the time that it was not just a list of projects, as shown below it’s also based on fairly substantial data. Here, we reproduce some of the interesting graphed data from the strategy. Click on the images to view larger versions. […]

DATA BLOG: Real-time bus displays locations

Here’s the locations of real-time bus displays which are installed or due to be installed around Dublin. The data is currently incomplete. It also only includes Dublin City Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council areas — it does not include Fingal or South Dublin. As a note from the council says: These lists were prepared by Dublin Bus. […]

BLOG: A different kind of Happy Pills shop opens in Temple Bar

It could nearly be mistaken for a headshop selling legal highs. Some people even view the products at Happy Pills as legal highs — sweets. There are different kinds of sweets on offer but the real selling point is mixed sweets in a jar that you stuff in as many as you can. Strangely, there’s […]

Do you know where your local polling station is?

If you don’t, hittheroad.ie have a map of the polling stations in Co Dublin. It includes the City, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, and South Dublin. You can find it at election.hittheroad.ie. The site’s excellent Dublin transport route map can be found at hittheroad.ie.

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