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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(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris is assessing if services provided under the Maternity and Infant Scheme can be expanded to women who may require an abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is considering covering the cost of care for women seeking a termination of their pregnancy. Minister for Health Simon Harris is asses(...)

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(...)

The number of cyclists in Dublin city has more than doubled over the past six years, with more than 95,000 people using bikes in the capital every day. Photograph: Getty Images

Government spending on cycling infrastructure has plummeted over the past three years despite a dramatic rise in the number of people switching to bik(...)

DAA chief executive Dalton Philips says restrictions around a new runway would cost 14,700 jobs over 20 years.  Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Fennell Photography

Dalton Philips, the nonchalantly urbane chief executive of Dublin Airport’s owner, DAA, is as polished a performer as there is in the semi-State secto(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: Fianna Fáil TDs Bobby Aylward, Kevin O’Keeffe and Margaret Murphy O’Mahony have criticised Fianna Fáil’s decision to support the passage of the drink-driving Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

A number of Fianna Fáil TDs have criticised the party’s decision not to oppose controversial legislation to clamp down on drink drivers. The party is(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee: ‘The country simply did not have the resources at that stage to commit to that level of investment’, a spokesman for Mr Varadkar said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his decision when minister for transport more than six years ago to drop west and northwest projects from an EU cr(...)

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