Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040; the National Planning Framework and the 10 year National Development Plan.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s national development plan, known Project Ireland 2040, has been described as “reckless” at a time of near full employment and with co(...)

A view  of Gurteen beach in Co Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of holidaymakers have potentially been left out of pocket after a Mullingar tour operator ceased trading. RTS Travel Ltd, trading as Explor(...)

The Republic’s housing crisis will be one topic discussed at the upcoming Dublin Economics Workshop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Monday Results: Associated British Foods, Air-France KLM, Manchester United Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (Aug); UK GDP fig(...)

Cyclists participating in a  ‘Keep Cyclists Safe on Dublin’s Quays’ initiatvie in Dublin last year.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

More than 350 cyclists were discharged from Irish hospitals after being treated for head injuries following road traffic incidents last year, HSE figu(...)

The  rise in traffic volumes on the M50 is becoming an increasingly fraught topic with congestion in the greater Dublin areas now estimated to be costing €350 million a year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The opening of the Luas Cross City has failed to curb the growth in traffic usage on the M50, according to initial figures for the first five months o(...)

The public services card will no longer be compulsory for those taking a driver theory test.

The Road Safety Authority has dropped a requirement first announced last year that applicants for the driver theory test would have to produce a publi(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City Council is failing to meet public demand for road repairs, extension of cycle pathways and general improvement of cycling infrastructure, (...)

 The Irish Hockey team  following their reception at City Hall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Hockey will be awarded a six-figure funding boost as part of an additional €1.5 million being announced for Olympic preparations on Monday. Minister (...)

Shane Ross. Prof Cormac O’Dea says the Minister’s projected cost of €70 million might be correct if the grant only applied to those who provide more than 10 hours of childminding duties a week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The roll-out of the proposed “granny grant” payment to grandparents who carry out childminding duties could cost the State up to €400 million rather t(...)

The dangers involved in cycling may not be fully appreciated and there are worrying indications that last year’s dramatic increase to 15 road deaths c(...)

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