Barbara Connolly, safety officer at Cycling Ireland, in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In September, an agreed national cycling standard will be announced and then rolled out everywhere. The process began five years ago when it was deci(...)

Floods surround a house in the Golden Island area of Athlone on January 6th this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Local authorities have been paid half of the costs submitted for the clean-up of the recent countrywide floods. Councils from across the country requ(...)

Jake Brennan: Said “mammy I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die” as his mother Roseann cradled him in her arms

The jury at an inquest into the death of a six-year-old boy who was struck by a car outside his home has recommended the introduction of a mandatory 3(...)

William Hillick from Co Westmeath. File photograph:  William Hillick\Facebook

Investigations into the death of a pilot after a light aircraft crash in Co Longford during the weekend are continuing. The man, named locally as Wi(...)

Talks will get underway on Monday aimed at resolving a potential industrial dispute on Dublin’s Dart service. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

With Luas workers scheduled to stage another work stoppage on St Patrick’s Day, talks will get underway on Monday aimed at resolving a potential separ(...)

Eamon Ryan: as minister for the environment in 2010 he outlined his vision for Irish motoring

In 2010 Eamon Ryan, then minister for the environment, outlined his vision for Irish motoring. The target for 2012 was to have 6,000 electric passenge(...)

Luas Strike Commuters take to the tracks and walk along the Luas line at Ranelagh.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Luas staff representatives and the trade union Siptu are to hold talks with the Workplace Relations Commission next Wednesday. The talks are a new a(...)

Hit twice: drivers are paying for the poor performance of the insurance industry. Photograph: Thinkstock

We had become used, almost inured, over the decades, to steadily escalating car insurance costs in this country. Indeed, by the late 1980s and early 1(...)

The union is look for a pay increase of between 3 per cent and 5 per cent for bus drivers, on top of the payment of a previously agreed rise of between 6 and 13 per cent. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Staff in Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus who are represented by the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) are to seek substantial pay increases. The union sa(...)

Tuesday evening’s road death brings to three the number of cyclists who have lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times Targets to be achieved by the next government include having at least 10 per cent of all journeys by bike by 2020. Photograph: The Irish Times

All parties fighting the general election should commit to spending a minimum of 10 per cent of transport funding on cycling, according to the Irish C(...)