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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:00
DART ‘brawl’ leads to call for special Garda transport unit
• Authorities say the gardai have operations in place to tackle anti-social behaviour on the DART.
BOTH Irish Rail and the Department of Justice have said there are Garda structures in place to tackle anti-social behaviour on the city’s transport system. It follows calls for the establishment of a specialised Garda unit dedicated to policing the capital’s infrastructure in the wake of a massive “brawl” on a northbound train at Salthill and Monkstown DART Station last Sunday week that saw services in both directions suspended for over 40 minutes. More...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:00
Major tourism investment is destined for Fingal
• A group of ‘Vikings’ pictured in the chapel at Swords Castle at the launch of the Fingal Tourism strategy. PHOTO: KEVIN McFEELY PHOTOGRAPHY
TOURISM in Fingal has received a boost with news that over €18 million is to be invested in the industry in the county.  The new Fingal Tourism Strategy, ‘Destination Fingal, sets out a vision for tourism in the region and plots the actions necessary to develop the sector. More...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:00
Bay spear tradition continues
• Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh pictured during the Casting of the Spear ceremony. PHOTOS: CHRIS BELLEW /FENNELL PHOTOGRAPHY
LORD Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh took to the waters of Dublin Bay last week to take part in a re-enactment of a tradition dating back 527 years.  ‘Casting of the Spear’ was the Lord Mayor’s first official duty as Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port following an investiture ceremony on the quayside, where she received the Admiral’s hat from Dublin Port Company chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly. More...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:00
New housing legislation is slammed
Dublin People
NEW legislation aimed at preventing developers ‘side-stepping’ social housing obligations through land swaps has been slammed by a Dublin North West TD. Previously developers had to set aside 20 per cent of a residential scheme for social or affordable housing but local councils could accept a payment if they didn’t want the units. More...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:00
Million milestone for Dublin Bus app
• The Dublin Bus app is downloaded almost 20,000 times a month
DUBLIN Bus is on course to celebrate the one millionth download of its popular Dublin Bus app. The million milestone is expected to happen this week and Dublin Bus has been number crunching to mark the occasion, and has come up with some interesting statistics. More...

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