Dublin’s long-awaited and massively over budget tram^H^H^H^H light rail transit system, aka Luas (the Irish word for “speed”) finally got rolling last week. Despite coming in for heaps of criticism for as long as I’ve been living here, it does look kind of cool, and the offer of free travel for the first week has seen queues of up to 1000 people at some stops.

Within the first few hours, though, one of the trams had already hit a car