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

Section of Phoenix Park avenue closes at weekends

A “Mad Hatter’s” street party is to mark the start of weekend closures of a small part of the main avenue in the Phoenix Park, which handles 10 million car journeys per year. The Office of Public Works has given notice that it is to close of around 1.2km of Chesterfield Avenue, the main road […]

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 […]

Two arrested after man shot at pub door

Two men were arrested yesterday linked to a shooting of a pub last Saturday. Gardai said a 50-year-old man was injured when “a number of shots” were fired at the front door of the public house in Mulhuddart at around 11.50pm on Saturday April 2. The man’s injuries are not life threatening, they said. “In an […]

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 […]

Appeal over D15 shooting this morning

Gardai are appealing for information and witnesses to a shooting this morning. Three men in their 20s were shot – one remains in a critical condition, while the other two men are described as being in a serious condition. “The victims were standing in the middle of Corduff Public Park at approximately 1115am when they […]

Three men shot in Dublin 15

Blanchardstown Gardai say one man is in a critical condition after three men were shot this morning in Dublin. The three men, in their 20s, were shot at around 11.20am at Corduff Park, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15. “The men were taken by Ambulance to Connolly and the Mater Hospitals. One of the men is believed to […]

“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 […]

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