Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority, at the launch of a new Leap Card application for Android phones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Leap Card users are now able to top up their accounts by using a new app on their phones, but only on Android devices. The app allows users to check (...)

Michael Lowry denies charges of allegedly filing incorrect income tax returns for the year 2002Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Lowry has been subject to “unprecedented” State scrutiny for 20 years and his prosecution on tax charges contrasts with failure(...)

Michael Lowry TD alleges the decision to transfer his trial to Dublin breaches his rights and amounts to his being punished for being popular with voters in Co Tipperary. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Independent TD Michael Lowry claims the DPP is pursuing an “improper policy” of pursuing him over alleged tax offences. A Revenue Appeals Commissio(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe, with David Franks, chief executive of Iarnród Éireann, and Anne Graham, chief executive of the NTA, at  the Phoenix Park Tunnel in Dublin. File  photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of trips taken on State subsidised public transport services increased by eight million last year to 224 million, the National Transport Au(...)

Earlier this year, staff at the two State-owned bus companies, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann,  went on strike on foot of a decision by the National Transport Authority to put 10 per cent of existing services out to tender. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Unions representing workers in Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus are pressing the Government to change legislation which they fear could lead to privatisatio(...)

The transport-related figures for 2014 are due to be published by the EPA shortly. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ireland’s attempts to meet climate change targets are being undermined by a return of traffic congestion in Dublin to 2008 boom time levels, An Taisce(...)

“The absence of appropriate cycle parking facilities [in Dublin] has been shown to deter people from cycling in the first place,” a report by Halcrow Barry consulting engineers stated. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some €10 million needs to be spent to provide high density, secure bicycle parking in Dublin city centre, according to a report commissioned by the Na(...)

A three-hour stoppage, the second in two weeks, is planned on Friday by drivers who are members of Siptu and the NBRU.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Talks aimed at averting a strike by Iarnród Éireann staff are expected to continue on Thursday. Train drivers represented by Siptu and the National Bu(...)

The acquisition  of Arnotts  is a major signal of confidence in the Irish economic recovery story from one of the world’s most professional retailers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The acquisition by Selfridges of Arnotts on Monday might have been well flagged but it nonetheless represented a major shot in the arm for the retail (...)

A three-hour stoppage, the second in two weeks, is planned from 6am-9am on Friday by drivers who are members of Siptu and the NBRU. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hopes of averting an Iarnród Éireann strike planned for this Friday receded on Monday after unions accused the company of trying to undermine their(...)