Plans to bring in cameras to catch and fine motorists who block bus lanes, to keep the buses flowing smoothly, also seem to be on the slow track.
Author Archives: Sam Tranum
In the Liberties, a young athlete prepares to play for his country
Josh Hennessey has been picked to play for Ireland’s Down syndrome futsal squad in a European competition in Italy in September.
To help drivers find accessible parking spots in the city, the council plans to trial some new tech
It’s a system that’s already in place in Limerick: installing sensors in the spots and connecting them to an app.
Dread An Post’s “sorry we missed you” slips? There may be no need to trek to the depot anymore
The delivery services offices that the slips send people too can be far away and hard to get to. But, increasingly, there are better options.
After successful test, council plans to roll out e-cargobike scheme more broadly
To help people deliver around the city by bike, the programme gave businesses a chance to try the pricey vehicles to find out if making the switch works for them.
Sam: The short-lived conspiracy of silence around the Niall Collins story
When The Ditch published a story about Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins on 19 April, other media and politicians were slow to follow up – stoking suspicions.
Grangegorman bring centre looks set to close, making recycling harder for local residents
A council spokesperson says it’s trying to keep the centre open, but if it can’t, it will be “challenging” to find an immediate replacement.
Will you talk to us about what it’s like to work at Dublin City Council?
We hear from time to time that the council can have difficulty hiring and retaining staff. We want to learn if it’s true, and if so why.
As Dublin Bus struggles with driver shortages, drivers say a voice in their ear makes them miserable
The “PressIt” system, meant to keep buses on schedule, has controllers reminding drivers if they are running ahead or behind as they drive.
The HSE bought derelict properties on James’s Street for €2.4m, which the council had valued at only €1.7m
“An independent valuation assessment supported the HSE’s offer which was subsequently ratified by the HSE’s approval process,” an HSE spokesperson said.