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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: insists the new Garda Operating Model  will mean more gardaí on the frontline in every part of the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish farmers have given their support to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s plans to reform the Garda, an endorsement that may prove invaluable as loca(...)

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) says it simply cannot ‘stand idly by’ as attacks on its members continue.

Bus and rail services may be curtailed in certain parts of the country from this weekend if there is another serious attack on staff or antisocial beh(...)

Legal experts have raised concerns about proposals by Minister for Transport Shane Ross for graduated speeding penalties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Proposals by Minister for Transport Shane Ross for graduated speeding penalties are unworkable in their current form, legal experts believe. Mr Ross (...)

Minister for  Transport Shane Ross and  his wife, Ruth Buchanan, at the RDS: “I do not drive a diesel car as suggested nor have I ever owned a Jaguar.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been challenged by Cabinet and local colleagues over claims he drives an environmentally friendly car. However,(...)

 The Hyundai Ioniq electric car is the mode of transport   for  the Minister for Climate Action and  Environment Richard Bruton

Just two of the 15 senior Ministers in Cabinet drive or are driven in environmentally-friendly vehicles. Only Minister for Climate Action and Environ(...)

Seán Canney: Under “expenditure on policy formulation”, Mr Canney listed different restaurants such as Bang (€140), the Sussex (€208), Matt the Thresher (€332), The Ivy (€92), La Cave (€86) and Fire (€122). Photograph: Alan Betson

A Minister of State submitted receipts from leading restaurants near Leinster House as part of “expenditure on policy formulation” permitted under Sta(...)

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(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said there were mechanisms in place to cover liability of cyclists ‘although they may indeed not prove adequate in all cases’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said he has no plans “at this time” to introduce legislation requiring cyclists to insure their bicycles so they(...)

The prospect of overruns at the Cork project was recently flagged by TII in a warning to Minister for Transport Shane Ross

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has defended its use of the same type of contract blamed for much of the overspend at the national children’s h(...)

FAI president Donal Conway, who was re-elected unopposed, despite Shane Ross telling Uefa and Fifa that everyone on the old board should go.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donal Conway believes that Saturday’s successful agm in Trim has kept the FAI on course for a restoration of its government funding, possibly by the e(...)

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