Local Dublin authorities reject Cullen's transport authority

All four Dublin local authorities have rejected Minster for Transport Martin Cullen's proposals on the Dublin Transportation Authority (DTA). Martin Cullen has proposed that the DTA be set up to implement Transport 21, oversee surface transport across six counties in the greater Dublin area and take over the Rail Procurement Agency (RPA) and some functions of Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann. It was to be modelled on the Transport for London office in the UK


Michael O'Leary's dawn raid

Whether or not Michael O'Leary succeeds in getting control of Aer Lingus, he has already put the airline and the government into a tailspin, which might have been the purpose of the exercise from the outset. By Martin Fitzpatrick


Cullen fails to enact drink-driving provision

Martin Cullen, the Minister for Transport, has failed to enact a provision in the Road Traffic Act 2006 allowing for automatic disqualification for drink driving. He has also failed to enact provisions relating to provisional licenses which he says will reduce long-term reliance on provisional licenses, a goal that was set out in the government's Road to Safety strategy.

Port Tunnel

As the Port Tunnel stutters to conclusion amidst ongoing controversy over the exclusion of "super-trucks", new research by Pat Wallace, director of the National Museum, has revealed that Dublin port in the 13th century was struggling with its own infrastructural challenges.


All night parties and booze at Punchestown

There people were killed on the way back from the Oxegen music festival over the weekend of 7-9 July. They may have been afflicted with an exhaustion that devoured most who attended. By Nóirín Byrne