Least-cost strategies need priority
Colm McCarthy
Congestion charging in cities reduces air pollution and frees up peak-time bus capability as a by-product.
1 February 2023 Buildings
Set in concrete: recycling gravel tracks into concrete roads
Well-known contractor Oliver Conroy has added a new service to his belt in recycling existing gravel farm roadways in to concrete roads.
18 January 2023 News
Snow and ice warning extended to all counties
All counties are to feel the effects of this snow and ice warning from Wednesday night, according to Met Eireann.
52% pass rate over five years on RSA tractor test
With 333 tractors tested by the RSA since tractor testing began in June 2018, Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at the figures and analyses the results to date.
28 December 2022 Farm machinery
Agromek 2022: Fransgard GT-DKH road grader
Danish manufacturer Fransgard showcased its 2.5m GT-DKH road grader at the Agromek show.
7 December 2022 Farm machinery
Opinion: we need to take steps to make country roads safer
Three quarters of road deaths occur on rural roads, so perhaps we need to consider some radical steps to make them safer, says Pat O'Toole
3 December 2022 Opinion
Tractor driver killed in Donegal collision
Gardaí are investigating the death of a man in his 70s following a road traffic collision, which saw his tractor overturn.
1 December 2022 News
Colm McCarthy: Is a congestion charge the answer?
How should the costs of the road system, including costs imposed on everyone else by road traffic, be recovered?
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
Each road means more cows culled
Thomas Duffy, who is a young dairy farmer and vice-president of CEJA, writes about the impact more roads have on car numbers and maybe cow numbers.
23 November 2022 Climate and environment
Sack the phone when driving, urge PSNI
The use of mobile phones while driving is a major road safety issue in NI.
9 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Where will we charge our electric cars?
Research found there were just 488 publicly available charging points in Connacht and the border counties of Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.
9 November 2022 Dealer
Colm McCarthy: why green diesel shouldn’t bear road tax burden
Since the Government’s intention is that the car fleet should eventually convert to electric traction, there will be a large hole in tax revenue where tax on petrol and diesel used to be.
12 October 2022 Viewpoints