Christmas Shopping in Ireland 2017

It’s that time of year again, when lights twinkle, sleigh bells jingle and shopping centre car parks are full to the brim! If you’re planning a big shopping trip ahead of the Christmas season, then you’ll want to minimise the pain of getting there, getting parked and getting home again – and that’s where Roadwatch […]

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Dublin Bus network review – what do I need to know?

Photo: Dublin Bus This is a time of great change for public transport in Dublin. With the new Luas extension to the northside – Luas Cross City – to begin passenger services on Saturday 9th December, work is also underway on a complete redesign of the Dublin Bus network. Dublin Bus is the most visible and […]

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Reflection And Remembrance: Pieta House’s ‘Misneach’ Event Returns This November

Pieta House’s annual ‘Misneach’ event returns for its second year to Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Edenderry on November 26th. Creating a space for us to both honour and celebrate those we have lost, and to reconnect with our loved ones, ‘Misneach’ is timed to fall between November, traditionally a time for remembrance and reflection, […]

Dublin Bus services to be re-routed from this weekend

Dublin Bus have announced the re-routing of 24 different bus services as a result of road layout changes on Dawson St in the city centre. The new Luas Cross City line means that there is now no right turn from Dawson St onto Nassau St. Changes are listed below, all beginning on Sunday 1st October: […]

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UK firm to take over Dublin Bus routes

Photo: Dublin Bus A UK company has won the tender to take control two dozen routes on the Dublin Bus network. Go-Ahead, which currently operates 25% of London bus services, will take over 23 routes that serve suburban and outlying areas of Dublin, including the 17 from Rialto to Blackrock, the 33a from Swords to Balbriggan […]

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Public transport in Ireland: August Bank Holiday 2017

Main image by Flickr user calflier001, used under CC-BY-SA-2.0 licence There will be a number of changes to public transport schedules over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Most significantly, the South Quays in Dublin will be closed from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Saturday 12th August to facilitate Luas Cross City works. Extensive diversions will be […]

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Bray Air Display: how to get there

AA Roadwatch’s Adrian Harmon on the best ways to get to this year’s Bray Air Display – always a spectacular highlight of the Irish summer.
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City Council say College Green plans are “no cause for concern”

Images: DCC In May this year, plans were revealed for a complete revamp of College Green in Dublin city centre, to turn it from the busy thoroughfare that it is today into a pedestrianised, tree-lined ‘plaza’. The AA has given the plans a cautious welcome; recognising the benefits that it would bring to the city […]

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Dublin Pride 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

This year’s Dublin Pride Parade takes place this Saturday 24th June. Whether you’re joining in the festivities or wondering how to make your way through the city centre on the day, here’s all you need to know.

College Green plaza – Nice for the city but don’t ignore displaced traffic

Artists impressions courtesy of Dublin City Council AA Ireland has cautiously welcomed plans submitted by Dublin City Council to convert College Green in Dublin into a car-free, pedestrianised plaza. If planning permission is granted, the project will see traffic funnelled away from the busy city centre thoroughfare in favour of a large, tree-lined and granite-paved space. Work […]

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