Eircode and Christmas cards: “We haven’t seen people using it,” says a member of a post office’s counter staff, who estimates that “about 2 per cent” of postage carried the code. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The post office in the middle of Ranelagh village in Dublin is busy with customers dealing with last-minute Christmas cards and parcels. Six people ar(...)

Engineering works to improve the merging of traffic onto the M50 are expected to be extended throughout the motorway from next year.

Engineering works to improve the merging of traffic onto the M50 are expected to be extended throughout the motorway from next year. A new merging la(...)

Trains at Connolly Station were delayed after a truck hit two bridges on lines. File photograph: The Irish Times

A Dublin Bus driver gave chase to a truck in the city centre on Wednesday night which hit two railway bridges causing significant delays to commuter t(...)

Hauliers protest outside Dublin Port early this morning over taxes on the sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

This morning’s blockade of the State’s largest port by hauliers took place without notice, causing widespread disruption in the Dublin Port area. The (...)

Hauliers protest outside Dublin Port this morning over what they claim are high taxes on the sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Traffic was severely disrupted around Dublin’s East Wall and the Dublin Port Tunnel this morning due to a tax protest by lorry drivers. The drivers bl(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations around Ireland have been responding to Budget 2015. Here’s what they had to say on...The 9 per cent VAT rate Irish Hotels Federation: T(...)

Archive photograph shows hauliers on to the roundabout at the Red Cow Inn during their a slow protest over fuel prices. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The owners of up to 3,500 Irish-registered lorries are making plans to re-register them outside the State by Christmas, the Irish Road Haulage Associ(...)

A member of the Northern Regional Response Unit stands guard at the site of a diesel laundry plant in Drumacon, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Illegal fuel laundering is a “war that is not being fought” by State agencies, leaving Border communities vulnerable to the crime gangs which feed off(...)

The M50, which has seen a 10 per cent rise in traffic volumes, is excluded, with the East-Link, from one-month toll holiday for heavy goods vehicles

A one-month toll holiday for heavy goods vehicles in November has been proposed by the Minister for Transport in an attempt to entice hauliers away fr(...)