College Green’s proposed changes: now a thing of the past as buses need to pass in front of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dublin City Council/PA

The denouement of the College Green plaza saga has turned out to be a complete farce – not the An Bord Pleanála ruling itself, but the disastrous proc(...)

It is hard to see how both metro trains and Luas trams could be accommodated on the existing Luas Green Line without the latter becoming redundant. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Transport planning in Dublin over the past 40 years has a chaotic history, with ambitious schemes drawn up and then pigeonholed or chopped and changed(...)

The Luas number 5027, a 55 metre tram photographed on O’Connell Bridge blocking traffic recently. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Traffic congestion in Dublin City Centre and slow Luas speeds are partly due to a decision of the railway safety regulator to impose a 10 km/h speed l(...)

College Green in Dublin: class is very much at work in the controversy over its proposed civic plaza

Among my most treasured possessions is a letter dated December 23rd, 2010, from Mary-Denise O’Reilly of the Railway Procurement Agency. It wasn’t a pe(...)

Nearly seven decades since Dublin’s original and very extensive tram network was junked in favour of buses and 25 years since the idea of bu(...)

Since the Red and Green lines opened in 2004, they have been extended three times. Photograph: Getty Images

The success of the first two Luas lines with their mostly reliable journey times and the positive impact on property prices led to a clamour(...)

Plaza planned for College Green: “It’s a radical change in how we see the city centre and that doesn’t happen very quickly.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than a decade ago, the now-defunct Dublin Transportation Office proposed banning private cars from driving through the core of Dublin city centre(...)

The Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Digital Heritage Collections has details of sites ranging from the Bronze Age village of Ballybrowney in Co Cork to a Tudor burial discovered outside Trinity College Dublin during excavations for the Luas Cross City. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Details of more than 1,500 archaeological excavations across the country are now freely available online as part of a new initiative launched on Monda(...)

Destined for demolition, Hawkins House and Apollo House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Plans to redevelop Hawkins House, announced with great fanfare last June, have run into problems with Dublin City Council’s planners seeking a wide ra(...)

Judge finds there was no manifest error in how the Luas tenders were evaluated.Photograph: Alan Betson

A joint venture which came second in the bidding for Dublin’s €368 million cross-city Luas line has lost its High Court challenge over the process for(...)

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