South Dublin bin privatisation “undemocratic”

A councillor claims that South Dublin County Council’s move to privatise its brown bin collection service is a “grossly unfair and undemocratic act.” “This decision has clearly been in the pipeline for some time, but the manner in which it was announced was bizarre. I first found out about it on a visit to the […]

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, […]

New appeal for missing Clondalkin woman

A renewed appeal has been made for information about a missing person, 38-year-old Esra Uyrun from Clondalkin. “Esra has not been seen since leaving her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin, in a Grey Renault Twingo, registration number 08-D-23067, at approximately 7.15am, on February 23. This motor car has since been located in the Bray area,” said Sergeant Damian Hogan. He said: “She […]

Further bus changes in Finglas, Glasnevin, Drumcondra

Dublin Bus is making further bus route changes in Finglas East, Glasnevin, and Drumcondra as part of its Network Direct service cutting project. Dublin Bus says routes 13 and 13a will be merged into the 13. Route 19a will be renamed the 19 and the current 19 will be merged with the 83. It says that the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Car missing woman last seen in found

UPDATE: Renewed appeal, updated photograph A car which a Clondalkin woman was last seen in has been found in Bray. Gardai say that 38-year-old Esra Uyrun was last seen leaving her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin, in a Grey Renault Twingo, at around 7.15am on Wednesday. The car has the registration number 08-D2-3067. Esra is 5’3” in height, […]

Do you know where your local polling station is?

If you don’t, have a map of the polling stations in Co Dublin. It includes the City, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, and South Dublin. You can find it at The site’s excellent Dublin transport route map can be found at

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