Dublin opens books of condolences to Japanese earthquake victims

Three of the four Dublin councils have opened books of condolences for the Japanese earthquake victims. Dublin City Council’s book is open from 10am to 4pm at City Hall, Dame Street; Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s book at County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, from 9am to 5pm; and South Dublin County Council’s book at County Hall, Tallaght, […]

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. […]

Gardai appeal for shooting witnesses

Gardai are seeking the public’s help after a shooting in Dublin this morning left a man in critical condition. The 38-years-old man and his 17-years-old son were shot at 8.25am as they were leaving Grianan Fidh, Aikens Village, between Sandyford and Stepaside, Dublin 18. Both were taken to St St Vincent’s University Hospital. “Gardai have arrested […]

19-year-old woman missing from Cabinteely

UPDATE: Gardai say Violet Hughes has returned safe and well. Gardai are looking for assistance tracing a 19-year-old woman from Cabinteely, Dublin 18. Violet Hughes was last seen on Sunday, February 27. “She is described as being 5’ with short blonde shoulder length hair. When last seen she was wearing a black coat, green trousers […]

Gardai renew Rathfarnham murder appeal

Terenure Gardai have renewed an appeal for help relating to the murder of 42-year-old Liam Murray in March 2009. Gardai say that both they and his family hope that this renewed appeal may jog the memory of people, and encourage them to come forward. Liam was socialising at a bar on the junction between South Circular […]

Rail, Luas, Metro upgrades suggested for Dublin

A draft transport strategy for Dublin supports upgrading heavy rail, Luas and planned Metro lines . The Great Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011–2030 includes the already planned Dart Underground, Metro North, Metro West, Luas projects, and a railway to Navan. It also suggests, subject to assessment and depending on demand: Linking Metro North with the Luas […]

30km/h limit could be expanded under Dublin plans

An expansion of the 30km/h speed limit is part of a wide-ranging transport strategy for Dublin which was released yesterday. In the draft strategy, the National Transport Authority says “The authority will seek reductions in traffic speeds in town centres, and the application of a 30km/h speed limit in the commercial and retail core of […]

Long-term transport plan for Dublin released

Draft long-term transport plans for the Dublin region have been released for public consultation. The Great Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011–2030 was released today by the National Transport Authority (NTA). As well as covering all of Co Dublin it includes Meath, Kildare and Wicklow. Unlike previous plans of its nature the strategy has legal […]

UPDATED: Green Party candidates concede in Dublin

At least three former Green Party TDs and candidates in the general election have conceded defeat. UPDATE AT 7.32pm: Eamon Ryan has now also conceded according to NewsTalk, but party leader John Gormley refused to do the same on RTE One television. On his party’s survival, Gormley told RTE: “What we have to do now as a party is lick […]

Full list of Dublin TDs elected to the 31st Dail

All Dail seats have been filled in Dublin. Labour is the largest party in Dublin with 18 seats, followed by Fine Gael with just one seat less. Dun Laoghaire was the last area to finish counting, where Richard Boyd Barrett (PBP/ULA) got the last seat and the fourth for the United Left Alliance. Sinn Fein […]

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