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Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been accused of being ‘seriously politically disinterested’ in the BusConnects scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross was heavily criticised at a private meeting of Fine Gael TDs and Senators on Wednesday night over his handling of th(...)

Fianna Fail transport spokesman Robert Troy  said many asylum seekers who now wish to take up work would need to be able to drive to do so.  File photograph: Alan Betson

A review is underway as to whether asylum seekers should be allowed to apply for driving licences. It follows a Supreme Court ruling earlier this ye(...)

A view  of Gurteen beach in Co Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of holidaymakers have potentially been left out of pocket after a Mullingar tour operator ceased trading. RTS Travel Ltd, trading as Explor(...)

You will no longer be entitled to a refund if you overpay on a Dublin Bus from September 9th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin Bus will no longer issue refunds on fares from passengers who pay too much cash to drivers from next month. Buses in the capital run on an “ex(...)

Michael D Higgins and Niall Ring, the Lord Mayor of Dublin: The Office of President does not fall under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 but receives significant public funding. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Fianna Fáil is to consider tabling legislation to extend the Freedom of Information Act to the Office of President. The party spokesman on transport,(...)

Fianna Fáil has launched a new policy   aimed at improving safety for cyclists and overhauling cycling infrastructure.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Motorists who park in cycle lanes should receive penalty points and a fine, Fianna Fáil has said. The party launched a new policy on Tuesday aimed at(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Rural drivers could be forced to pay higher levies than urban motorists if the proposed plan to tax the distance travelled by cars is introduced, it w(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

The scene at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport after a Ryanair plane made an emergency landing. Photograph: Conor Brennan

German aircraft accident investigators have begun an inquiry into the sudden loss of cabin pressure on a Ryanair flight from Dublin to Croatia on Frid(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten at the launch of “Empowering Communities for Climate Action” on Wednesday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Tuesday was a big day for apologies in Leinster House. Everyone enjoyed them so much it was decided to continue with the theme. The Taoiseach apolo(...)

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