Under  current privatisation plans, orbital routes in Dublin rather than city centre services, such as those between Blackrock and Rialto, and Chapelizod and the Square shopping centre in Tallaght, will be put out to tender. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in the State-run transport sector has increased following the collapse of talks over the potential privatisation of(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has indicated he would welcome a move to allow gardaí to have access to PPS numbers to enforce penalty points. (...)

If VAT rates were applied to M50, toll charges would rise by up to 71 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A difference of opinion between State agencies over the charging of VAT on road tolls that is costing the National Roads Authority (NRA) €15 millio(...)

Paschal Donohoe: said he planned to revisit in legislation the use of mobile phones and electronic communications

Not one driver has been prosecuted under a law introduced last May to target motorists who text while behind the wheel. The law was introduced by the(...)

Coalition: Sources indicate there has been a definite change of attitude among some in Fine Gael since IAG chief executive Willie Walsh engaged in a round of publicity last week. Photograph: PA 2:13

A growing number of Fine Gael TDs and Ministers say the Coalition should seriously consider selling the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus. Some backb(...)

The new path will be the first section of the planned Sutton to Sandycove cycleway to be built. Photograph: The Irish Times

Construction of the “missing link” of the Dublin Bay cycle path is to start in six weeks time, more than a decade since planning of the route began.Du(...)

Former Galway mayor and Independent Cllr Catherine Connolly has questioned why light rail was not considered by the planners. Photograph: The Irish Times

Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney has warned that most of the routes proposed for the city’s new bypass run through Ballybrit and could force the(...)

A view of the lakes of  Killarney. File Photograph: Getty Images

A dispute relating to the licensing of commercial passenger boats on the lakes of Killarney has come before the High Court. Aidan O’Callaghan, a boatm(...)

Cross-town traffic: near the busy junction at the Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

If Galway becomes European cultural capital in 2020, by then cruise liners may be berthing in a new port south of the Claddagh and Connemara-bound Dub(...)

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national interest”. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton. Reuters

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national intere(...)