Aer Lingus wrote to the department in October. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus lobbied the Department of Transport to argue against quarantine measures at EU level as the bloc was preparing to publish its standardised (...)

 Freight trucks  at Dublin Port. The Department of Transport  suggested that some  companies had been insufficiently prepared for complexities when exporting products to Ireland. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

Officials working with Revenue and several government departments have said supply chain issues in the Irish retail sector since the new year are a re(...)

The French government is expected to introduce a mandatory Covid-19 requirement for all hauliers carrying goods on direct ferry routes to produce a negative test result on their arrival. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

The Department of Transport is preparing contingency plans to carry out Covid-19 tests on lorry drivers heading to France on direct ferries in anticip(...)

Bleeper says it currently has more than 70,000 users. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Bleeper has raised close to €600,000 from investors as it prepares to roll out electric bikes and scooters on Irish roads. The bike rental operator h(...)

Hauliers are booked onto the new Rosslare to Dunkirk service operated by shipping line DFDS.

Capacity issues are building on direct ferries between Ireland and mainland Europe as lorries avoiding Brexit checks through Britain are “bumped” to m(...)

Over-70s can currently apply for, or renew, their car driving licence without the need to submit a medical report, provided they do not have an identified or specified illness. Photograph: iStock

An exemption that allows over 70s to apply for a driving licence without the need to provide a medical report has been extended by the Government due (...)

Each tester completed eight tests a day pre-Covid. Photograph: Getty

The number of people on the driving test waiting list could grow to more than 114,000 by the end of this year, with an average waiting time of 36 week(...)

A truck takes the direction of the ferries to cross the Channel to Britain. Photograph: Denis Charlet/ AFP via Getty Images

All UK residents travelling to France on direct ferries from Ireland will require negative Covid-19 tests after the French authorities extended effort(...)

Trucks pass through a customs post at Dublin Port as new arrangements come into force. Photograph: PA

Most lorry drivers arriving on ferries from Britain at Dublin Port in the hours after Brexit came into effect did not know whether they had to go thro(...)

Customs Officers at Dublin Port pictured this afternoon as the Brexit transition period comes to an end. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There will be an increased policing presence in the Border region over coming days with additional patrols and roving checkpoints planned as Brexit ta(...)

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