RSS FAQs

What RSS feeds are available?
How do I subscribe?
What is RSS?
How can I read an RSS feed?

What RSS feeds are available?

There are currently three sets of RSS feeds you can subscribe to from trafficwatchni.com:

Incidents, roadworks and events on trunk roads and motorways in all of Northern Ireland:
http://rss.trafficwatchni.com/trafficwatchni_roadworks_rss.xml
http://rss.trafficwatchni.com/trafficwatchni_incidents_rss.xml
http://rss.trafficwatchni.com/trafficwatchni_events_rss.xml

Incidents and roadworks on all roads in the Greater Belfast area:
http://rss.trafficwatchni.com/trafficwatchni_roadworks_belfast_rss.xml
http://rss.trafficwatchni.com/trafficwatchni_incidents_belfast_rss.xml
http://rss.trafficwatchni.com/trafficwatchni_events_belfast_rss.xml

News from trafficwatchni.com:
http://rss.trafficwatchni.com/trafficwatchni_news_rss.xml

These feeds will be updated every 5 minutes to keep you up to date with the latest news and incidents on the roads of Northern Ireland.

How do I subscribe?

You can subscribe by clicking on one of the links in the feeds section of this page.

If you are using Mozilla Firefox you will see a "Subscribe Now" button. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer you will see a "Subscribe to this feed" link. If you're using Google Chrome you can install a Chrome Extension such as RSS Subscription Extension.

If you're not using one of these browsers, you'll still be able to subscribe to the feed according to the instructions of your RSS reader. For a brief list of the available RSS readers, see the information on reading an RSS feed on this page.

What is RSS?

RSS feeds allow you to receive updated information from a site without manually checking it. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" and is essentially a web page your computer can read for you, allowing it to notify you when new updates are available.

How can I read an RSS feed?

To use RSS feeds you can either get an RSS reader, or, if you have a newer browser, you can view the feeds there.

Browsers

Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 can handle RSS feeds without the need for any other software. Google Chrome requires an extension (see How do I subscribe?).

Readers

If you want to get an RSS reader, there are numerous options. Some of those available on the Windows operating system are:
Awasu personal edition
Omea reader

If you're using a Mac, don't worry, there are options for you too:
NewsFire
Reeder

Don't forget that Mozilla Firefox will work on your Mac.