Fred Barry, chief executive of National Roads Authority: “Replacing this section of the N11 between Arklow and Rathnew, known for its notorious bends, with a modern motorway will result in significant safety improvements for all road-users.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A 16.5km stretch of dual carriageway between Arklow and Rathnew will be officially opened today nearly three months ahead of schedule. It replaces a (...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe TD has welcomed Michael Nolan’s appointment as the first chief executive of Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Michael Nolan has been named the first chief executive of Transport Infrastructure Ireland - a new merger between the National Roads Authority (NRA) a(...)

Stock image: An engineering joint venture and Limerick County Council are respectively 70 and 30 per cent liable for the wrongful demolition of a family home during construction works for a new dual carriageway, the High Court has ruled.

An engineering joint venture and Limerick County Council are respectively 70 and 30 per cent liable for the wrongful demolition of a family home durin(...)

Established in 1992, Applegreen has 98 forecourts in the Republic,

Irish fuel group Petrogas is preparing to press the button on an initial public offering of its Applegreen service station business. The Irish (...)

Dandelions: we treat them as weeds, but these golden wild flowers are an important source of food for a vital insect. Illustration: Michael Viney

An annual spring communion with the polytunnel’s visiting bumblebees found me in a bright-blue T-shirt, the tunnel’s rising warmth having stripped me (...)

Applegreen has 98 forecourts in the State, including 12 dealers and eight motorway stations

Irish fuel group Petrogas is targeting an initial public offering of its Applegreen service station business for June, The Irish Times has learned.It(...)

Head of the Clare Garda Traffic Corps Insp John Ryan said the route was “accident-free and a very safe road when there are no downpours of hail or sleet”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Freak hailstone storms have been blamed by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for a spate of traffic accidents and road closures on a €207 million st(...)

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(...)

NUI Galway  is critical of the “narrow” focus on road options

Planners have received some 1,000 public submissions on road routes identified for the controversial Galway city “bypass” project.The N6 Galway City T(...)

Left, from top, Hottentot fig and a large Asian hornet. Middle, a Siberian chipmunk. Right, from top, a zebra mussel and an American mink. Photographs: Thinkstock

In 1847 the Japanese knotweed was a gold-medal-winning plant with its unusually vigorous growth and pretty white flowers. Things are considerably d(...)