The Alex, Dublin

Transport Ireland 2018

Investing in the future of transport

National Transport Authority, Ireland
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Ireland
Gas Networks Ireland
eolas Magazine

Major annual transport conference

Transport Ireland

Transport Ireland®, now in its eleventh year, has firmly established itself as the annual conference event for the transport sector in Ireland. The 2018 conference will bring together all the key players from across Ireland, north and south, to focus on the important issues facing transport policy-makers and senior managers in the transport sector.

Investing in the future of transport

One of the major themes of this year’s conference will be transport investment priorities for the decades ahead. Good quality national infrastructure, and in particular, transport infrastructure is a key requirement for sustaining economic growth. In the last couple of years, Ireland has seen its economy, and indeed its population, grow at the fastest rate in Europe, a turnaround from the financial crisis of post 2008. While this is good news, it has put pressure on existing infrastructure that had seen capital spending constrained during the years of austerity. The National Development Plan, a 10 year capital investment plan, was published earlier this year and it seeks to address some of the shortfalls in the volume and quality of Ireland’s public capital infrastructure.

Transport Ireland Conference, Dublin, Ireland

The National Development Plan will be high on the agenda at this year’s Transport Ireland conference with participation from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the National Transport Authority. Alongside transport investment, other speakers will look at key issues including the impact of Brexit, sustainability, the role of technology in transforming mobility and the future of public transport.

Key issues to be examined by an expert panel of speakers includes:

  • Transport policies and priorities;
  • National Development Plan – investment for key transport projects;
  • The future of public transport;
  • MetroLink: a key infrastructure project;
  • The impact of Brexit on Irish transport;
  • The National Planning Framework to address issues of mobility;
  • Sustainable mobility;
  • Intelligent Transport Systems / smart transport;
  • Issues around rural transport;
  • Alternative fuels and electric vehicles;
  • Gateways in transport – future of ports and airports;
  • The role of transport in the economy;
  • The future of autonomous vehicles.

Speaker panel


Chairman’s welcome & introduction

Graham Doyle, Secretary General, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Public transit: Improving communities & lives

Jarrett Walker, President and Principal Consultant, Jarrett Walker + Associates

Anne Graham, Chief Executive, National Transport Authority


Tim Gaston, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Tim Gaston Director of Public Transport Services
National Transport Authority

Ray Coyne, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Dónal Keating Head of Operations
Dublin Bus

Michael Nolan, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Michael Nolan Chief Executive
Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Don Cunningham, panel discussion participant at the Transport Ireland Conference in Dublin.

Don Cunningham Director Infrastructure Manager
Irish Rail

What impact will Brexit have on Irish transport?

Transport features in the National Development Plan, how will investment in transport infrastructure benefit the economy? What needs to be done to deliver on the plan?

What role does planning have in transport infrastructure? Does the National Planning Framework address key mobility issues?

How do we further develop the use of technology in Ireland’s transport system to benefit users?

Simon Warburton, Transport Strategy Director, Transport for Greater Manchester

Ian O’Flynn, Head of Commercial & Corporate Affairs, Gas Networks Ireland

Linda McCord, Senior Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus UK

Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive Officer, Road Safety Authority

Pricing & Registration

Conference delegate fee
€225 + VAT @ 23% = €276.75

Fee includes documentation, lunch and other refreshments served during the conference and is payable in advance. Fee does not include accommodation or travel.

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CILT member discounted delegate fee
€195 + VAT @ 23% = €239.85
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
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