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

Gardai appeal for missing Lucan teenager

Gardai have made an appeal to the public for help in finding 16-year-old from Lucan. Michelle Doyle from Moyglass Road, Lucan, is missing since last Wednesday, May 11. “Michelle was last seen at 3pm on the 11th of May 2011 in the Cherry Orchard area of the city. She is described as being 5’ 6”, eight stone in weight, […]

Family concerned for missing Tallaght man

UPDATED: Gardai say Conor O’Gara who was missing has been located safe and well. Gardai are looking for the public’s help finding 27-year-old Conor O’Gara. Conor, from Kiltipper Road in Tallaght, has been missing since last Wednesday, May 4, when he was last seen at his home. Gardai say that Conor’s family are concerned for his […]

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 […]

South Dublin looks for input into Fortunestown plan

South Dublin County Council are asking for the public’s input into the pre-draft stage of the Local Area Plan for Fortunestown. Fortunestown is to be served by Citywest Luas extension of the Luas Red Line. The tram line is at an advance stage of construction and due to be opened this summer, possibly as soon as June. The area covered by the […]

“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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