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(...)

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(...)

The NRA is keen to develop policies which will curb congestion on Dublin’s orbital route.

Lower rush hour speed limits on Dublin’s M50 have been proposed by the National Roads Authority as a way to reduce traffic congestion on the route.(...)

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(...)

Minister of State Sean Sherlock said  upgrading the N20 road to a motorway was needed to ensure Cork and Limerick continued to grow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The upgrading of the main Cork to Limerick road to a motorway is essential for balanced regional development as a counter to Dublin and the east coas(...)

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(...)

37,000. That’s not, as you might think, the number of cars using the M50 barrier-free tolling system every day. It’s actually the number of people sue(...)

Patricia King and outgoing General Secretary David Begg in Dublin. King was a lead negotiator in the talks with the Government that led to both the Croke Park and the Haddington Road agreements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Patricia King takes the helm of the Irish trade union movement at a time when it is emerging from one of the most difficult periods in its 121 -year h(...)