The zero emission Fuso Canter e-Cell parked on the charging station. The Fuso Canter is the one of the most ecological small trucks in Europe. Irish local authorities only have 75 low-emission vehicles in use.  Photograph: iStock

Less than 2 per cent of local authority vehicles are electric or hybrid while no common policy exists on “greening” council fleets, data obtained from(...)

The Government’s aim is to have 950,000 electric cars on the road by 2030. Photograph: iStock

Promising “radical change” in the wake of local elections in which the green vote came out in force is undoubtedly a good political tactic for a party(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: he said  transport elements were “woeful, lacking ambition in seeking real efficiency and long-term decarbonisation”

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has rejected claims by the Green Party and People Before Profit that measures on public transport in the Go(...)

Lorcan O’Connor, chief executive of CIÉ,  at Heuston Station, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Lorcan O’Connor played with a train set as a kid. His children now have their own and he likes to play with them on occasion. But, sitting in the old(...)

The company is due to seek regulatory approval to begin using its drones soon having been testing the technology for some time. File photograph: Getty Images

An Irish company preparing to roll out drone deliveries of fast food has said the wildlife lobby should not be underestimated as a potential impedimen(...)

The Aer Lingus Kerry-Dublin route recorded growth of 12 per cent in 2018. Photograph : iStock

Profits grew by a third at Kerry Airport last year as passenger numbers climbed by 9 per cent, the airport’s annual report and accounts show. Operat(...)

More than 700 vehicles have been seized since the Clancy Amendment – which allows for the vehicle of an unaccompanied driver to be seized – came into force in December 2018. Photograph: iStock

The Garda computer system has yet to be updated to record the fact that a vehicle has been seized from an unaccompanied learner driver. The Departmen(...)

‘It’s easy to do autonomous cars in California or Arizona, where the roads are big, the lane markings are clear, and you have great weather,’ says Cormican

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Valeo, the French vehicle technology supplier, are building up a major hub in the west of Ireland for autonomous vehicle r(...)

E-scooters are not permitted on public roads, and users may be subject to a fine or penalty points for doing so

Confusion over the legality of electric scooters has lead to sales falling by more than 50 per cent in one Dublin outlet prompting the owner to seek l(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross:  asked to clarify how long he has known 125,860 learner-driver permit holders who obtained their first licence between 1984 and 2016 have never taken a driving test.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government must urgently address a loophole which allows more than 120,000 learner drivers continue driving for years without taking a driving tes(...)

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