The Government has ruled out leasing ships in the event that the route to mainland Europe is affected by Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government faces legal and logistical complications in managing a crash-out Brexit and is relying on emergency orders to bypass normal planning pr(...)

Under the Road Traffic Act 1961, anyone using an electric scooter or other mechanically propelled vehicle  must have insurance, road tax and a driving licence. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Using an electric scooter is not permitted under existing road-traffic legislation. Anyone caught using one in public spaces could be fined, given pe(...)

The loss of the Derry to London Stansted route after flybmi ceased all operations will “be very damaging to businesses in the region,” industry leaders have warned

The loss of the Derry to London Stansted route after Flybmi ceased all operations will “be very damaging to businesses in the region,” industry leader(...)

Inishowen Carnival Group from Donegal at the St Patrick’s Festival parade in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was St Patrick’s Day parade. (Even longer and longer ago, there was St Patrick himself, of course – or rather,(...)

Drivers of cars powered only by batteries were to be given a 50 per cent discount on tolls, while those buying a plugin hybrid electric vehicle   would get 25 per cent off. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) are finding that the promised discounts on motorway tolls are being either incorrectly applied, or held back for an(...)

HGVs with five axles or more are prohibited  from Dublin city centre between 7am and 7pm seven days a week. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The ban on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) passing through Dublin city centre would be lifted due to Brexit-related delays at Dublin Port only “in excepti(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: “Dublin cannot blink . . . I will tell the Taoiseach that he must stand firm in the face of British pressure.”  Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Government departments and State agencies held a briefing for hauliers on Monday on how to cope with the effects of a no-deal Brexit. It came as the(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross. A Minister said Mr Ross’s public performance was not surprising given that he did not seem ‘up to speed’ on Brexit preparations in his own portfolio.

Ministers have been privately scathing about the performance of Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a press conference this week where he suggested t(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “All Government departments must give full priority to activating their plans for a no-deal or disorderly Brexit”

Before Christmas, in the wake of Theresa May’s decision to postpone the Commons vote on the withdrawal treaty, Irish Government Ministers were told th(...)

Transport Infrastructure Ireland wants tolls at each M50 junction instead of the current single toll that only one quarter of vehicles using the route will pass. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Public transport and variable speed limits are the only solutions to congestion on the M50 and multi-point tolling is not the answer, Minister for Tra(...)

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