The initiative could lead to 10 per cent of the routes operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann being put out to private tender as early as next year.

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar will brief the Cabinet this morning on his plans for an overhaul of public bus services, an initiative with potent(...)

Outgoing Dublin city manager John Tierney: “If a decision had been taken then to meter new homes, today we would have 40 per cent of the national housing stock metered at no cost to anybody.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Instead of abolishing water charges in 1997, the then rainbow Coalition government should have required that all new houses be metered for wate(...)