Category Archives: Infrastructure

Submission to the Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy

The WDC recently made a submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) consultation on the Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy and associated background papers. One of the functions of the WDC is regional policy analysis.  The WDC … Continue reading

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Rural Journeys and Travel: what do we know about the Western Region?

Rural people are more reliant on car based transport, they have less available public transport and tend to travel greater distances.  Rural dwellers’ transport and travel patterns need to be central to our climate action planning. There must be detailed … Continue reading

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Public Consultation on Transport and Sustainable Mobility Policy

Introduction The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has opened a public consultation to review Ireland’s sustainable mobility (active travel and public transport) policy. Sustainable Mobility refers to active travel, such as walking and cycling and public transport (e.g. bus, … Continue reading

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Reprioritising and Updating Transport Policy and Investment

Recently, there have been a few publications which focus on the need to reprioritise policy and investment across various aspects of Irish transport infrastructure and services. The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has published a paper entitled Building a Transport infrastructure … Continue reading

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Transport, Aviation, Ten-T and Project Ireland 2040

Submission to Review of TEN-T The Department of Transport has recently published its submission to the European Commission on proposed revisions of the TEN-T network see here. The Department advocate for the inclusion of the Atlantic seaboard region of Ireland … Continue reading

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WDC submission to the Public Consultation on the development of the trans European transport network (TEN-T)

Introduction Since 1993 the EU holds responsibility on infrastructure policy – in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications. In the transport sector, Europe’s TEN-T policy aims to boost economic, social and territorial cohesion between all Member States and their … Continue reading

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The Benefits as well as the Costs of the National Broadband Plan

There are significant benefits associated with the planned rollout of the National Broadband Plan (NBP), though the recent media coverage seemed to focus largely on the costs. A review of newspaper headlines over the period following the announcement of the … Continue reading

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