Integrated ticketing to Leap at Irish Rail stations

Dart and Commuter rail users will be able to use Leap cards with Irish Rail ticket machines later this month. The lack of compatibly between Leap cards and train station ticket machines has been one of the main complaints about the electronic ticket which can be used across most public transport in Dublin. At the moment, while you can […]

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

16-year-old missing from Rathfarnham

Gardai have appealed for help finding a 16-year-old who is missing from Rathfarnham in Dublin. Sazzad Alam Bihare is missing since last Monday, May 2, from Glendoher Drive, Rathfarnham. “He is described as 5’8”, medium build, with dark skin, brown eyes and black hair.  Sazzad is originally from Bangladesh. When last seen he was wearing a […]

Two arrested over Rathfarnham bank robbery

Gardai say they have arrested two men this morning in the Dublin 8 area in relation to a bank robbery in Rathfarnham yesterday. “At approximately 12 noon yesterday a lone gunman entered the bank branch and demanded money from the cashier. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and was observed getting […]

Dublin Bus pre-paid pricing to rise again

Dublin Bus is set to hike up its adult pre-paid fares after increasing the same fares only eight months ago. The National Transport Authority (NTA) said on bank holiday Monday that it is approving adult fare increases up to 5.1% which will come into affect this Sunday, May 1. “Passenger numbers on Dublin Bus have […]

Body found in Rathfarnham

A body was found by the Dublin Fire Brigade this morning in Loretto Park, Rathfarnham. “Gardaí from Tallaght are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a female in her 50s in Loretto Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Gardaí attended the scene following a call from Dublin Fire Brigade at approximately 9.50am this morning the […]

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 […]

Dublin gets funding for electric cars

Dublin’s four local authorities are to benefit from EU funding to buy hundreds of electric cars and develop possible “smart energy zones” throughout the city. A total of €1.5 million will be shared between Trinity College, ESB and CODEMA, the agency which advises Dublin’s local authorities on energy policy. Cork City Council will also get a […]

“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 […]

Luas parking levy changes “legally questionable” without consultation

A councillor says the move to reduce development levies for car parks is “legally questionable” without public consultation. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is to reduce development levies on temporary ‘park and ride’ car parks along the Luas line B1 extension to Cherrywood by 75%. Councillors voted for the change at the council’s monthly meeting last […]

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