Mon, 05 December 2022
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Dublin News

Ryanair to test online check-in.

Ryanair is to begin testing its new online check-in facility on its Dublin-Cork route at the end of January. The service will allow passengers to check in online and head for the departure gate if the...
Oxford News

Hospitals get clean bill of health.

Oxford hospitals, the John Radcliffe and the Radcliffe Infirmary, have cleaned up their act after criticism a few months ago for their lack of cleanliness and even unfriendliness. The spot checks cond...
Barcelona News

Articket to include Picasso Museum.

The Picasso Museum will be added to the special Articket system from 2 January 2006. The validity of the Articket will also be extended from its current three to six months so as to encourage local Ca...
Vienna News

Local government goes Open Source.

All civil servants working for Viennas city government have been given incentives to change from Microsoft Office 2000 to OpenOffice.org and from Microsoft Windows 2000 to GNU/Linux. Every city depart...
Madrid News

Off to the theatre.

A two-week campaign to get people back to the theatre is underway in Madrid sponsored by the town council. Over 1,500 banners will be hung in the busiest parts of the city to promote the 23 privately-...
Copenhagen News

Frederiksberg on new metro line.

A metro line costing Dkk 15 billion is to link the sterbro, Nrrebro, Frederiksberg, and Vesterbro areas of the Danish capital. However the Frederiksberg council has refused to pay the costs of the new...
Oxford News

Extra parking for bikes.

Oxfordshire county council is installing more than 150 new bike racks around the centre of Oxford. The council has worked closely with the local pressure group Cyclox to identify areas of greatest n...
Berlin News

Bode Museum officially re-opens.

The new minister for transport, construction and housing, Wolfgang Tiefensee, has officially opened the renovated Bode Museum on Berlins museum island on the Spree river. The opening ceremony offered...
Amsterdam News

Testing TV and internet on trains.

For the next 5 months on intercity trains running between Haarlem and Maastricht, Dutch railways are testing public reaction to television screens and wireless internet facilities on board. The televi...
Barcelona News

Cuitat Vella welcomes immigrants

A new plan approved by the Barcelona city council for the historic Cuitat Vella district of the Catalan capital will welcome and help newly arrived immigrants to the area for the first six months of t...
Dublin News

Tolls for Galway-Dublin motorists.

From 12 December motorists driving on a return journey from Galway to Dublin face a toll of 5 when the Kinnegad-Kilcock bypass officially opens. However there are concerns over long queues at the toll...
Vienna News

Thumbs up for Sunday trading.

While Linz shopkeepers await the constitutional court ruling on Sunday trading, attitudes in Austria are changing. A recent poll by market research institute Spectra has found that two-thirds of Austr...
London News

Stansted 2.

The British Airports Authority (BAA) has unveiled plans to build a second runway at Stansted airport. The project, which is to cost 2.7 billion, will include construction of a new 3000 m runway, a ter...
Dublin News

Yeats paintings break records.

A Jack Yeats oil, A Blackbird Bathing in Tr na ng from 1943, fetched a record price of 820,000 at an auction held by de Veres art auctioneers at the Royal Hiberian Academy on 30 November. The Little...
Copenhagen News

Kastrup gets busier.

Kastrup airport is expecting a 2.5 per cent increase in passengers by the end of 2005, slightly below the 3 per cent forecast at mid-year. However, in October the number of passengers was up by 8.2 pe...
Amsterdam News

Traffic wardens to get targets.

Traffic wardens in Amsterdam have been set production targets of ten parking fines and eight wheel clamps per day. The local traffic department, Stadstoezicht , which is supposed to be one of the few...
London News

New rail link from Heathrow to Waterloo.

The government has given its backing to plans for a new surface rail link from Heathrow to Waterloo. The 300 million scheme, known as Airtrack, involves connecting the airport to the existing South We...
Madrid News

Christmas lights on.

The Christmas lights are on in Madrid, 500,000 more than last year; seven large trees are going up around the city and one of the largest nativity scenes in Europe has been installed at the AZCA centr...
Barcelona News

First figures for new police force.

In its first month in operation in November, the new Catalan police force, the Mossos dEsquadra, made a total of 1,589 arrests. Robbery, from petty theft to violent hold-ups by car thieves, was the m...
Berlin News

Irish investors eye property.

Some 600 million of Irish capital could be invested in the German capital over the next two years, according to investment fund managers. Residential properties in Berlin in particular are considered...
Vienna News

Austrias capital goes GMO-free.

At a recent conference in Rennes, northern France, Vienna joined the growing alliance of regions in Europe that are against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The alliance, which was launched in F...
Oxford News

Free buses for over 60s.

The over 60s in Oxford will be able to travel free on public transport as from April 2006. However, it is still not clear how this new scheme will be funded. One of the problems is calculating just ho...
Paris News

Footbridge under construction.

Pariss 37th bridge and fourth footbridge is being built between the existing bridges of Bercy and Tolbiac. When it opens at the end of June 2006 it will connect the Bibliothque Nationale de France on...
Dublin News

Ryan business school.

The new business school at Dublin City University (DCU), the Tony Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, has been named after Tony Ryan, founder of the low-cost airline Ryanair. His three sons, Cathal, De...
Dublin News

Dublins new investment plan.

It costs 2 million a day to keep Dublin going, according to the figures produced by the citys manager John Fitzgerald in November, when he revealed the ambitious new investment plans for the capital....
London News

The cost of longer drinking hours.

From 24 November pubs and clubs in England and Wales will be able to have flexible opening hours and potentially to stay open for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The move has raised considerable di...
Dublin News

Starbucks opens in centre city.

Starbucks opens in Dublin. Dame Street, Dublin, is the place for the first major Starbucks coffee shop in Irleand. Until now there has only been a small store in Dundrum town centre. The coffee house...
Paris News

Boost for night buses.

Fourteen new night buses have been introduced in the French capital, taking the total number of lines in operation to 35. Two of the new night bus lines run a circular route (in both directions) round...
London News

Safer travel.

London Transport has launched a pilot scheme in Walthamstow, north London, as part of an effort against crime on public transport in the capital. The project is called Travelsafe and will see the Metr...
Dublin News

Green fuel for Ireland.

Drivers can now buy an ecologically sound fuel suitable for diesel engines from a newly opened forecourt on the N20 in Ballyhea, North Cork. The fuel, known as PPO Bio-fuel pure plant oil is made fr...
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