Further bus changes in Finglas, Glasnevin, Drumcondra

Dublin Bus is making further bus route changes in Finglas East, Glasnevin, and Drumcondra as part of its Network Direct service cutting project. Dublin Bus says routes 13 and 13a will be merged into the 13. Route 19a will be renamed the 19 and the current 19 will be merged with the 83. It says that the […]

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 […]

Council says modified election posters within ‘protocol’

A city councillor who has put up modified election posters is not breaking the rules, according to Dublin City Council. The election posters for Cllr Aine Clancy (Labour) – who is running in heavily contested Dublin Central constituency in the forthcoming general election – have been modified and now include details of a public meeting […]

Labour won’t promise railway station or hospital at “every crossroad”

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said yesterday that his party will not be going around to every cross roads and promise a railway station or hospital. He was responding to a question from Newstalk presenter Ivan Yates on the proposed Metro North light railway between Dublin and Swords. Gilmore said: “This is a very different election. […]

Under €50m for Metro North as works advance

The Railway Procurement Agency says it expects to spend less than €50 million on enabling works, but said that further costs of enabling works are currently ‘confidential.’ Enabling works for Metro North — which started last April — are soon to move up a gear. The enabling works includes clearing sites, moving statues, and diverting […]

€320,000 of cocaine and cannabis seized

Finglas Gardai say they have seized €320,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis. A man and a woman — both in their late 20s — were arrested in a planned search of a house on Glasnamana Road in East Finglas, Dublin 11. The two are being detained at Finglas Garda Station under Section 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act. “Gardai searched […]

Business group welcomes Metro North approval

One of the main Dublin business groups has welcomed the approval of Metro North. An Bord Pleanala yesterday gave the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) approval for the segregated light railway line from St Stephens Green to Swords via Dublin Airport. Fine Gael transport spokesman Simon Coveney also welcomed the approval for Metro North. But he […]

Consultation on Ballyfermot, Finglas bus changes

Public consultation for Ballyfermot bus route changes ends next Sunday, October 31. Meanwhile consultation on changes to Finglas West and South routes started last Thursday, October 21, and will run until Sunday November 14 2010. The changes are part of the Network Direct plan to reform and cut Dublin Bus routes. Central to the proposals for both Ballyfermot and Finglas is a merger of current […]

Dublin Bus cuts top route by 36%

Dublin Bus has slashed services on what was seen as one of its top routes. Route 4 has 36% fewer buses per week compared to the old 4 and 4a bus routes which were merged two weeks ago. Updated bus stop timetables were also only put in place after the cuts were implemented leaving passengers at stops with incorrect or […]

Council rolls out water tankers to affected areas

6PM UPDATE: Repairs are now complete on the burst Watermain at Marrowbone Lane. The city council said: “No further updates will issue unless the situation changes… Recharging the network with water has commenced and normal supply should be restored to all areas over the course of the evening. ” 3PM UPDATE: Repairs are almost complete on the damaged watermain,  Dublin City Council […]

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