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Brendan Howlin on the Irish Times podcast

Posted on February 02, 2017

 Listen below to the The Irish Times podcast with Brendan Howlin. In the podcast, Brendan chats to Hugh Linehan and Fiach Kelly about #LabourRebuild, our upcoming party conference and the state of social democracy in these changing times. Have a listen below,

 

 

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Why we should invest in DART Underground

Posted on November 19, 2016

Earlier this week in the Seanad, Senator Kevin Humphreys grilled Minister Shane Ross on transport issues in the Dublin region and he focused on why we should build the DART underground and improve signalling. Raad more by Kevin below.

The DART system within the Dublin region is subvented to the tune of approximately 90 cent per journey. In terms of capacity, the DART currently transports 23,700 passengers per hour in or around the Dublin region. If the underground system was invested in, capacity would increase to 73,300 passengers per hour.

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Taxi Driver Check App launched

Posted on February 28, 2013

Minister Alan Kelly launching the 'Taxi Driver Check' App

In this post Minister Alan Kelly writes about the new 'Taxi Driver Check' app which he launched today. 

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New Look for Irish Taxis

Posted on October 03, 2012

New branding for taxis - Pictured at Dublin Castle was Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly T.D. who welcomed the new taxi branding signage which will be phased in to Ireland's taxi fleet from January of next year. The branding, developed by the National Transport Authority, will see semi-permanent decal 'Taxi' signage affixed to the driver and passenger doors of each car. The move is intended to encourage greater professionalism and accountability within the taxi sector. Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells
Pictured at Dublin Castle was Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly T.D. who welcomed the new taxi branding signage which will be phased in to Ireland's taxi fleet from January of next year. The branding, developed by the National Transport Authority, will see semi-permanent decal 'Taxi' signage affixed to the driver and passenger doors of each car. The move is intended to encourage greater professionalism and accountability within the taxi sector. Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells

The Minister for Public Transport, Alan Kelly today unveiled new taxi branding signage, which is expected to make the taxi industry more accountable.

Following on from the taxi sector review last year, this new signage is one of many initiatives, to better regulate the sector and help stamp out rogue elements. Affixed to each car, the new sign will display the individual vehicle licence number, as well as the 'Transport for Ireland' logo.

Speaking at the launch Minister Kelly said, "We want to ensure that those who operate taxis are committed and accountable. It will make it harder for rogue drivers to continue operating in the sector."

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Student Travel comes on in leaps and bounds

Posted on September 17, 2012

National Student Travelcard to be combined with Leap - National Transport Authority offers Student Travelcard with Leap Card capability at no extra cost Public and Commuter Transport Minister Alan Kelly T.D. announced the launch of the new Student Travelcard with Leap Card capability.The National Transport Authority has combined the two products onto one card which is now available for all third level college students. Pictured at the announcement in D.C.U. with Minister Alan Kelly,  Finn Dunlevy as 'Kermit' and Aisling Brogan, Student Travelcard Officer.
National Transport Authority offers Student Travelcard with Leap Card capability at no extra cost Public and Commuter Transport Minister Alan Kelly T.D. announced the launch of the new Student Travelcard with Leap Card capability.The National Transport Authority has combined the two products onto one card which is now available for all third level college students. Pictured at the announcement in D.C.U. with Minister Alan Kelly, Finn Dunlevy as 'Kermit' and Aisling Brogan, Student Travelcard Officer.

Getting to college will be a lot simpler for students with news that the National Transport Authority is to integrate the Leap Card with the student travelcard. As part of the Labour Party's plan to join the dots on Ireland's public transport system - this new integrated card will take the hassle out of having two cards, and hopefully encourage more students to make the 'Leap' to public transport.

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Stimulus Package another step on path to recovery

Posted on July 17, 2012

A €2 ¼ billion infrastructure Stimulus Plan has been announced today by Minister Brendan Howlin, representing a step in the right direction on the path to recovery with the creation of 13,000 jobs, €280m investment in education, €115m in health, €850m in transport, €190m in justice and €1.4b in projects that meet key infrastructural needs.

Among the projects to benefit will be the development and rejuvenation of a campus for the Dublin Institute of Technology at Grangegorman; the upgrading of the N17/N18 Gort to Tuam motorway and the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy project.

Other projects include €190m to be invested in the State Pathology Laboratory, two new Garda headquarters as well as the provision of two bundles of primary care centres comprising of up to 10 centres.

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Minister Kelly launches National Journey Planner

Posted on June 27, 2012

Minister Kelly

The National Transport Authority's new online National Journey planner was launched today by Minister Alan Kelly and Gerry Murphy, Chief Executive for the National Transport Authority. The planner app, which is available for Android and iPhones (iPhone app will be available shortly), covers bus, rail, tram, taxis, ferries and walking with fully mapped out route information, printable timetables and details of overall journey times - all in one place. It will enable people to plan journeys from door-to-door, anywhere in Ireland, using public transport.

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Pedal power - Minister Alan Kelly supports National Bike Week

Posted on June 20, 2012

Bike

As part of National Bike Week, the Minister for Public and Commuter Transport, Alan Kelly TD today got on his bike to promote cycling as affordable, healthy and eco-friendly form of transport for the young and old.

The pupils of St. Mary's Boys National School in Booterstown helped Minister Kelly launch 'National Cycle to School Day' and like thousands of children across Ireland, they cycled into school to mark the day.

Proving that it's not just child's play, Minister Kelly will also mark 'National Bike to Work Day' by leading a lunch-time cycle in the city centre.

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Minister Kelly and Lord Mayor Montague open new Canal way cycle route

Posted on March 22, 2012

Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and Minister Alan Kelly - Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and Minister Alan Kelly at the launch of the Canal Way Cycle Launch with students from St. Conleth's College, Clyde Road, Dublin
Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and Minister Alan Kelly at the launch of the Canal Way Cycle Launch with students from St. Conleth's College, Clyde Road, Dublin

Attention all cyclists. The Minister of Public Transport, Alan Kelly has officially opened a new premium €5.5m Canal Way Cycle route. in Dublin with the Lord Mayor Andrew Montague.

Offering one of the best urban cycle routes in the country, this new 3.6km track marks the first part of a planned cross city, off-road cycle route. The route runs from Portobello to Sheriff Street, along the Grand Canal and passes Leeson Street Bridge, Dublin's Docklands and over Samuel Beckett Bridge.

It's envisaged that this new route will offer a link between the Canals on the north side of the River Liffey and ultimately link with the Sutton to Sandycove route.

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Minister Alan Kelly speaking about the Government's first year

Posted on March 14, 2012

In the latest video Minister Alan Kelly talks to us about the Government's first year in office, the work he has been doing and what is happening in the coming months. Watch what he said in the video.

The previous video from the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is available at this link and the video from Minister Kathleen Lynch at this link, Minister Joe Costello at this link, Minister Ruairi Quinn at this link and Minister Brendan Howlin at this link. Do check back over the coming days for the next videos.

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