DATA BLOG: School inspection reports 22/02/2011

The following is a list of the Department of Education school inspection reports published today for the Dublin area. The reports can be read on the department’s website – click on month published and then on the ‘PDF’ link for the school report you wish to view. These are the schools in Dublin which were evaluated, and what subjects were […]

DATA BLOG: Map of Dublin murders and killings

The map only shows murders and killings for 2010, some data maybe incomplete or missing. Locations are as exact as possible but sometimes only mark the general area of the incident. The map does not currently show attempted murders. Shooting = red Shooting (more than one killed) = red pinpoint Stabbings = yellow Other / […]

DATE BLOG: Latest school inspection reports

The following are recent Department of Education school inspection reports. The reports can be read on the department’s website – click on month published and then on the ‘PDF’ link for the school report you wish to view. These are the schools in Dublin which were evaluated, and what subjects were looked at. WSE = whole-school evaluations. Sorted […]

BLOG: How well does real-time Dublin Bus info work?

Dublin City Council have been installing Luas-like electronic, real-time timetables at bus stops since last last year. It should mean an end to waiting for a bus that for some reason is never going to come, but how well does it work? We watched one of the units today for a short time outside Xtra-vision in Fairview […]

DATA BLOG: Fingal continues its open data project

We don’t usually publish press releases on the Data Blog, but here’s a positive data related one which shows Fingal County Council has not lost interest in their Fingal Open Data project launched last year. Their open data portal is at http://data.fingal.ie/ and here’s the release: Fingal First With Open Data Website The Fingal Open Data Website is the first of its kind […]

How does a 5km cycle route cost €10m?

This article can now be found at: http://irishcycle.com/2011/02/02/how-does-a-5km-cycle-route-cost-e10m/

O’Connell to stay for now, but Larkin to go soon

After we wrote about Metro North’s enabling works, it was mentioned on Twitter that the O’Connell Monument will be removed within weeks. However, the RPA tells us that this is not to happen. The O’Connell Monument is only planned to be removed before the main works start. However, it said that monuments to James Larkin […]

The Metals opens as an Irish Heart Foundation route

The Metals walking and cycling route in Dun Laoghaire is to be opened as a Irish Heart Foundation Slí na Sláinte walking route next week, here’s the press release for the council: As part of the Irish Sports Council’s National Walking Event, in conjunction with Operation Transformation, a new Irish Heart Foundation Slí na Sláinte […]

“Who should get the Lord Mayor’s Award this year???”

The email with three question marks shows it’s all very exciting  — the busy lord mayor, Gerry Breen (FG), wants your view on who should receive his award: The Lord Mayor’s Awards are given each year to recognise people or organisations that have made a contribution to Dublin in one of the following areas: Community Environment Arts & Culture […]

SNOW WATCH: Websites and accounts to follow

Here’s some of the websites and Twitter accounts to watch for updates on the snow and related travel alerts: WEATHER Met.ie – Irish weather service NRAtraffic.ie – NRA site with major road conditions, weather etc COUNCILS Dublin City Council alerts – warning site for Dublin City Council Dun Laoghaire alerts – warnings site for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Fingal Emergency Water Page […]

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