A street with a pedestrian crossing near Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace. Photograph: iStock

Allowing unlimited public transport at a cost of €365 per person per year is one of the big contributory factors in Vienna regularly being ranked as t(...)

Minister of State  Kevin “Boxer” Moran, Vincent Rhattigan of the OPW  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing a first tranche of €257 million for 50 new flood relief schemes. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/Fennell Photography

Extreme weather events, such as the recent storms Emma and Ophelia, invariably expose critical weakness in infrastructure, especially in the most popu(...)

Flooding in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Ophelia in October 2017. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There has been a large rise in sea levels around Ireland in recent decades, and the trend is going to accelerate over the next century. This will test(...)