Gardaí are expected to shortly begin using new hand-held devices to scan number plates, which will immediately find out whether a vehicle is insured, by the end of this year.

A national database of all privately insured drivers, which seeks to target fraudulent insurance claims, is set to go live by the end of the year. Th(...)

The use of ports in Wales and east England is more expensive than direct ferries to the Continent, but its superior times are essential for major industries. Above, Dover Ferry Terminal. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Brexit will “significantly disrupt” the 150,000 trucks that travel through Britain annually taking goods between Ireland and the EU, a Government-orde(...)

The new runway will be located almost 1.7km to the north of the existing runway at Dublin airport

Politicians will shortly begin debating proposed noise regulations for Dublin Airport that are needed to allow its new runway to operate fully. State(...)

Gardaí dealt with 43 allegations of assault on trains last year, up from nine in 2016. In the first five months of this year there were 26 assaults. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is considering establishing a dedicated policing unit for public transport to address concerns of antisocial behaviour. Officials in t(...)

The issue in question  came to light while gardaí were being trained on roadside drug-driving tests using impairment tests and new drug-driving test kits. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wiredrink

A legislative error that meant drivers who failed a roadside impairment test could not be required to provide a blood or urine sample is due to be fix(...)

The NTA’s plans to purchase a further 200 diesel buses “epitomise the lack of real action on climate change”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two hundred diesel buses are to be bought by State transport bodies before next July’s ban announced yesterday by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe(...)

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley said the take up of consumer electric vehicles was at “a snail’s pace” and that the issue of “range anxiety” was a major disincentive. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“Green” buses will be tested on routes in Dublin and Cork from next month as part of plans to drastically cut carbon emissions in the public transport(...)

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(...)

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