— Tomas (@coady327) March 31, 2022
Unidentified location, Dublin.
Update: Fairview, Dublin 3.
WIP map of TII’s traffic counters around Dublin’s motorways- showing a considerable uptick since some restrictions were lifted this week pic.twitter.com/gY5EuxHDp1
— LiamOSullivan (@FFrink) May 7, 2020
Start your engines.
WIP? Work in progress.
TII? Traffic, Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
Our Insect overlords.
Are they multiplying?
Tipperary-based apple farmer and horticulturist Cornelius Traas writes:
I Had a van driver delivering to me yesterday. His van was covered in squashed insects (see above). He said he hasn’t seen the likes in 25 years. I was noticing the same a few days ago.
Our chat ensued about how this was mostly just because many less vehicles on the road at the moment. Then we went on to discuss how many more are probably now surviving due to less traffic. And then to how much of a factor traffic is in insect decline.
And conversation then went to possibly mathematically modelling the contribution of traffic to loss of insect life in Ireland. Always felt it was a major factor. This looks like evidence.
Mick on the case in Ballycotton, restricting people going up the cliffs to do Ballycotton Cliff Walk.
Ballycotton has a being completely thronged with people for years and with #COVID19 it has gotten insane. pic.twitter.com/DNMDADDflH
— Áine Flynn (@AinesFlynn) March 22, 2020
In Ballycotton, east Cork, no nonsense ‘Garda Mick’ directs traffic away from the carpark for the popular cliff walk.
Hard but fair or frankly ridiculous?
Visitors asking where they could park
Garda Mick: Turn around, drive out of the village, keep driving until you get home and park there #COVIDー19 #SocialDistancing #StayAtHome @CoviDiot@AinesFlynn 📹 #Cork @GardaTraffic @gardainfo pic.twitter.com/2OqaTyZk63
— Cobh News (@CobhNews) March 23, 2020
— Newstalk (@NewstalkFM) August 2, 2019
— Robyn Keleghan (@RobynKeleghan) August 2, 2019
Serious talk of people walking from Carrick on Suit to #ATN19
— Éamonn (@EamSwe) August 2, 2019
Moved about 50m in 30 mins! 100s of cars idling in traffic, great job with the eco friendly festival so far #ATN19
— Ronan Fahey (@Dr_Raffs) August 2, 2019
— Luke (@Mr_LukeBenson) August 2, 2019
So disappointed with #AllTogetherNow so far – took 6 and a half hrs to get here, no toilet roll in the toilets, v poor signage on how to get to the different campsites. Hundreds of people waiting to get registered for tents. Total mess. pic.twitter.com/Hc8lSj0S8Z
— Marie Madden (@dontmaddenme) August 2, 2019
Heading into the All Together Now Festival, Curraghmore Estate, County Waterford
John Gallen writes
TWO hours we were stuck in traffic. Have turned back, going to go in again…. on foot! Thank god for the trolley we have.
— Cara Spillane (@CaraSpillane) August 2, 2019
José Jimenéz writes:
I thought I had seen everything. This selfish motorist decides to drive on the footway in order to avoid the traffic queue. Unbelievable!
Could not manage to get the reg, otherwise this would have gone straight to the gardaí.
One of the new 55m Luas trams on O’Connell Bridge, Dublin last week
Justin McCarthy, of RTE, reports:
The Dáil has been told that passengers taking the new Luas Cross City line at rush hour would be “quicker walking” because of congestion in Dublin city centre.
The claim was made by Fianna Fáil’s transport spokesman Robert Troy.
He said he took the Cross City line from Dawson Street to O’Connell Street this morning “in order to experience for myself the length of time”.
“It took 20 minutes, I would have been quicker walking,” he said.
“Coming back I took a taxi in order to be here for Question Time. [It took] 25 minutes.
Previously: Bridge of Sighs