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€18m Emergency Support Scheme for licensed hauliers

Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton today announced that the Licensed Haulage Emergency Support Scheme is now open for applications.

Up to €25,000 for taxi drivers to buy Electric...

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has announced the re-opening of the very successful electric vehicle taxi scheme, with €15 million allocated by the Department of Transport in 2022.  The grants will enable owners of small public service vehicles (SPSV), such as taxis and hackneys, to buy electric vehicles (EVs).

Temporary relaxation of HGV driving and resting time rules

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Department of Transport have agreed to allow a temporary and urgent derogation in respect of certain provisions of the EU driving and resting time rules.

Search to resume for person seen falling from cliffs

A search is expected to resume on Monday for a person reported to have been seen falling from a cliff in Co Clare this afternoon.

Doolin Coast Guard Unit to be reconstituted on an...

Members of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard have had their membership terminated while a process is undertaken to reconstitute the service on an interm basis.

€10m funding for Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport is set to receive a further €10m in supports under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025, the Covid-19 Regional State Airports Programme 2021, as well as the Covid-19 Supplementary Supports Scheme for Irish Airports recently approved by the European Commission.

Report issued into Shannon jet incident

The undercarriage of a commercial jet carrying US military personnel caught fire on the ground at Shannon Airport after the crew had earlier carried out a rejected take-off at high speed.

Coast Guard under fire at Transport Committee

Claims of a ‘disconnect’ between Irish Coast Guard volunteers and senior management have been made before an Oireachtas Committee.

Mulvey to mediate Doolin Coast Guard issues

The former Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission has been requested by the Department of the Transport to meet with members of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard which was stood down earlier this month.
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