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 […]

Dublin Bus lists cut route under ‘improvements’

Dublin Bus has listed a route it cut without public consultation or notice as an improvement. The number 4 and 4a bus routes were merged with an overall frequency cut of 30% on weekdays and 66% on Sundays. Capacity on buses was also reduced as the route’s long ‘bendy’ buses were replaced with lower capacity […]

Concern expressed over conflicting flood warnings in Dublin

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council had relayed a coastal flood risk warning from Dublin City Council on Thursday evening, but it changed the threat warning at 5pm this evening. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown council now says the “current highest predicted tide level does not pose a threat in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown coastal region.” Meanwhile, Dublin City Council still has its […]

Contra-flow cycle lane proposed for Blackrock

UPDATE: This cycle track is now near compleation, see our sister site CyclinginDublin.com for more. A contra-flow cycle lane on Newtown Avenue, Blackrock, is being proposed by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The council said: “If a contra flow cycle track is provided along Newtown Avenue it will provide a link that will allow cyclists to travel from the Booterstown […]

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 […]

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown increases parking charges

Prices are to rise at Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s off-street car parks from next month. The council says in order to meet the European Commission’s requirement that 21% Vat be charged on council services it will increase the charges for off-street car parks, while on-street parking will be kept at the current price. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown […]

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown hand out grants

Business support grants of €124,000 were assigned by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on Monday night.

26 Dublin school reports released

School inspection reports were publiched on the website of the Department of Education and Skills on Thursday.

50 jobs at Blackrock-based tech firm

Irish technology company Weedle said today it plans to create 50 jobs in Blackrock, Dublin. Although, it is unclear exactly how secure the the creation of the 50 jobs will be, or if these jobs will be created at all. Weedle, however, says the figure of 50 is a conservative estimate of what the company needs to grow. The company […]

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