The Department of Transport describes the Coast Guard as Ireland’s “fourth blue light” emergency service after the ambulance, fire brigade and Garda

A third of all Coast Guard stations and buildings around the country have no basic facilities such as running water or bathrooms. A senior Irish Coas(...)

PE class: many schools say they lack adequate sports facilities. Photograph: Getty

All requests by secondary schools to build or upgrade sports halls are being turned down despite the introduction of Physical Education on the Leavin(...)

Minister for  Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: has yet to formally approve the appointment of Peter Kearney. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Minister for Transport Shane Ross has yet to approve the appointment of Peter Kearney as chief executive of air travel safety regulator, the Iris(...)

Shane Ross with Donna Price in 2017. The Minister has appointed Ms  Price and Gillian Treacy, who he said were active in the area of road safety advocacy, to the board of the RSA. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two new directors have been appointed to the board of the Road Safety Authority. Minister for Transport Shane Ross appointed Donna Price and Gillian(...)

More than 300,000 people work for the public service in Ireland. Photograph: iStock
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It is not too long ago that the public service and the banks were the main providers of job opportunities for school-leavers. Summers seemed to be one(...)

In future all funding for domestic water services will come from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

All motor tax revenue will in future be paid directly into central government coffers as the exchequer finances are rearranged due to the need for fun(...)

A process to find a successor to Pádraig Ó Ríordáin is to commence shortly.

Pádraig Ó Ríordáin, chairman of DAA (formerly Dublin Airport Authority), is to step down in mid-January on the expiry of his current term of office. (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: greeted large group of constituents from the Men’s Shed in Ballinteer in the visitors’ bar in Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“A rolling moan gathers no Ross.” It’s a well known proverb in the transport world. Roughly translated, it means that there is no point in bothering(...)

A lot of work which might be seen as routine or an ongoing part of running a business or organisation can also be helped by good project management. Photograph: iStock

Project management is, by definition, temporary in nature in that it has a beginning and an end and an outcome. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be a(...)

The Government plans to spend €2 billion on improving roads, public transport and supporting tourism next year.

The Government plans to spend €2 billion on improving roads, public transport and supporting tourism next year. The Minister for Finance Paschal Dono(...)

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