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When the service began, there were just 450 bicycles at 40 stations. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

“It might not work. It might be a disaster or it might be a stirring success,” was how Owen Keegan, then Dublin City Council’s director of traffic, re(...)

The €40 fine rises to €60 if it is not paid within 28 days. If it remains unpaid for a further 28 days, cyclists can either pay €80 or court proceedings are initiated. Photograph: Tom Honan

Almost 5,000 on-the-spot fines have been issued to cyclists in the four years since their introduction. Breaking a red light has been the most commo(...)

The Bill had proposed setting a minimum passing distance of up to 1.5 metres between a motorist and a cyclist. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Road safety campaigners have said the Government could learn from the success of British police forces in prosecuting motorists who do not keep a safe(...)

Such laws requiring a minimum distance have been passed in France, Belgium, Portugal, Canada and Australia as well as half of the states in the US.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has raised doubt over a proposed law to penalise drivers who pass cyclists too closely, indicating it may be unenfor(...)

Traffic on Bachelor’s Walk in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European Car-Free Day took place on Friday and Dublin’s streets were a haven for walkers, cyclists and public transport users. Only joking - traffic (...)

Cyclist groups have questioned the official figures on cycling injuries. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 100 cyclists are being seriously injured in collisions each year, new figures show. Figures released to The Irish Times by the Road Safety (...)

Safe passing distance:  A new Bill tackling the issue  is being published by Ciarán Cannon TD and Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New laws making it an offence for drivers to pass cyclists too closely will be introduced in coming months, Fine Gael has said. Under the proposed ne(...)

The new fixed charge notices will see cyclists fined €40 for seven offences. File photograph: Dave Meehan

On-the-spot fines for cyclists violating traffic regulations came into force on Friday. The new fixed charge notices will see cyclists fined €40 for(...)

President Michael D Higgins: the Citizens to Separate Church and State group says the referendum on reducing the age of presidential candidates should be stopped until the requirement for presidents to swear a religious oath on entering office is removed. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The referendum on reducing the age of presidential candidates should be stopped until the requirement for presidents to swear a religious oath on ente(...)

The death toll puts us on course to have the worst year for cyclist fatalities since 2008.  Photograph: David Sleator

Natalia Jimenez Martinez was just a few minutes into her journey to work at a medical devices factory in Limerick at 7.20am on Wednesday, when she bec(...)

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