Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

22 September 2023

Europe’s roads booming while rail networks and funding decline

European countries are spending more on road building than on ever shrinking railways, according to a new study by the European Mobility4All campaign.  It may seem […]
11 September 2023

Floya is Brussels’ new all-in-one mobility app

Brussels has launched a new all-in-one mobility app that aims to make it easier for people to navigate the Belgian capital. The app, named Floya, promises […]
30 August 2023

French parks flying the flag for conservation and leisure

A flagship EU scheme designed to promote nature protection has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. Natura 2000 is a European network of natural land and marine sites designed to protect […]
25 August 2023

What can we learn from Hydra’s ban on wheeled transport?

Hydra is the picture postcard many of us have in mind of the quintessential Aegean island. Topped by terracotta tiled roofs, squat stone houses clamber up […]
22 August 2023

Destination management is a local government function

In 1999 John Swarbrooke wrote the major textbook on Sustainable Tourism Management, it quickly became a mainstay of tourism courses in universities in Europe and around […]
21 August 2023

Car traffic in Brussels decreases by over 25%

It’s been a year since the regional mobility and transport plan for the Brussels-Capital Region, also known as Good Move, has been introduced and the efforts […]
15 August 2023

Driverless cars set to soon operate in San Francisco

On Thursday August 10th, the state of California approved paid robotaxi services in San Francisco with unlimited fleets of self-driving cars. In particular, the California Public […]
2 August 2023

Paris and London’s different approaches to rivers, pollution and tourism

Like many major cities, London and Paris are located on great navigable rivers. The Thames runs for 215 miles, 346 km, through southern England and London […]
17 July 2023

Brussels gets stricter on scooters and shared mobility

Brussels’ government is the latest authority to introduce tighter regulation of the shared mobility sector. Safety and accessibility are the guiding principles behind the new measures. […]
6 July 2023

New expedition to establish once and for all if the Amazon is longer than the Nile

When you think of the biggest river in the world, the Amazon is certainly the one that comes to mind. But biggest is not a very […]
4 July 2023

Italy implements strict measures to curb e-scooter danger

Italy has recently announced a major crackdown on the use of electric scooters on city streets in response to a growing number of accidents and fatalities. […]
28 June 2023

Brussels’ European Quarter to be redesigned into a sustainable city district

Plans to redevelop around 300,000 m² of office space in the heart of Brussels have been announced. The redevelopment project, entrusted to Plusoffice Architects and Cityforward, […]
28 June 2023

Swimming in Paris’ Seine River to be possible by 2025

The Seine River, crossing the French capital, has long been a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike, be it cruising underneath the Eiffel Tower or […]
23 June 2023

For better sustainable and wealthy Outermost Regions

Europe still remembers the hard times during the Covid pandemic, which obliged also politicians, at all levels, to manage the health and economic crisis with firm […]
21 June 2023

World’s first emission-free autonomous passenger ferry now operating in Stockholm

On Thursday June 8th, the World’s First Commercial Emission-Free Autonomous Passenger Ferry was inaugurated at Norr Mälarstrand in Stockholm, where the ferry line will start operating […]
15 June 2023

Brussels unveils strategy to promote running and improve public spaces

The city of Brussels is looking to implement a “be running” strategy, aiming to encourage the practice of running in Brussels. The plan, drawn up by […]