Businesses push for pedestrian street trial in Dublin 2

South William Street

Businesses in the area west of Dublin’s Grafton Street are calling for extra pedestrian streets to give visitors the “Covent Garden experience.” Dublin City councillors are set to be asked to approve a four to six month trial to remove traffic from South William Street (pictured above), Drury Street, Dame Court and Dame Lane (see […]

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 cso.ie

How many people were at the household charge protest?

Estimating  the size of the crowd at protests can be a pain the head. However, things get vastly easier if the protest stops somewhere and you have fairly clear photographs of the protesters and the area they are occupying, ideally taken from a vantage point. The household charge protest yesterday meets those requirements when it was outside the Dublin […]

BLOG: What happens when you close off a street?

Pictured below is what happened, apparently very much so unplanned, when Grangegorman Upper in Dublin 7 was closed off for road works and the work did not start straight away. Children and toddlers played on the street outside their houses: It’s a reminder that streets don’t all have to be car parks and rat runs. Why isn’t […]

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 […]

Expanded D2 pedestrian zone gains support

A traders-led campaign to more than double the pedestrian zone around Grafton Street has gained the support of 41 businesses in the area. The proposals include maintaining access routes to the large multi-story car parks in the area. If the plan was adopted by Dublin City Council most of the streets between Georges Street and […]

COMMENT: Dangerously controversial 30km/h limits

“30kph limit for rush hour cars on Long Mile” cried the Evening Herald’s headline yesterday. Why is the zone only for certain times of the day? Only half way down the Herald’s news report is a council official quoted saying that the limit applied during the school year. No other mention that the limit is there because of school children or that there are school buildings […]

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 […]

Wheels set in motion for Dublin Bikes expansion

Dublin Bikes in a suit

This article can now be found on IrishCycle.com at: http://irishcycle.com/2011/03/25/wheels-set-in-motion-for-dublin-bikes-expansion/

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