An illustration of proposed changes to Suffolk Street in Dublin. Cars would be banned from key streets in the city centre. Photograph: Dublin City Council/PA Wire.

On Wednesday, Dublin City Council unveiled plans for a radical redesign of the city’s traffic management, banning private cars from the heart of the c(...)

Gardaí are investigating the collision which occurred on the N2 at Tuiterath, Balrath, Co Meath.

Six people have died this weekend following separate road crashes across Ireland. A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on the N2 betwee(...)

 Government sources argue there is no single reason for the increase in road deaths  again last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Road users are most likely to lose their lives in counties where the fewest penalty points have been issued, official figures indicate. An Iris(...)

Lobby groups such as the AA argue a shortage of Garda checkpoints has had an impact on driver behaviour. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The trend, which emerges in an Irish Times analysis of data for road deaths and traffic projections, poses a number of pressing questions for those(...)

‘If you are discouraging people from calling 999 in the case of a genuine emergency, that is appalling policy that is inevitably geared towards putting human lives at risk,” said Conor Faughnan of AA Roadwatch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost half of the €9.3 million owed to local authority fire services by Irish homes and businesses last year was not paid, figures reveal. Accordin(...)

The scene of the incident near Athy, Co Kildare, where four young women were killed on Tuesday night after the car they were travelling in collided with a van. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The thinning out of adequate Garda resources on Irish roads has played a role in the increase in traffic collisions, an AA Ireland spokesman has said.(...)

A protest march against water charges on O’Connell Street, Dublin. The year started off badly for Irish Water and got worse. Photograph: Eric Luke

JANUARY Irish Water’s chief executive, John Tierney, appeared before the Oireachtas environment committee and said his utility would spend (...)

  Under the hood: flat batteries accounted for 22 per cent of  breakdown call-outs in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Putting the wrong type of fuel in a car at petrol stations is still a common mistake among drivers, with men twice as likely as women to make that mi(...)

The National Car Testing Service has said the “website is no indication of the available slots”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

All National Car Test (NCT) appointments can be organised within two weeks if motorists inquire through the right means, the organisation has confirme(...)

Consumers are unlikely to benefit substantially from global drops in crude oil prices. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The cost of fuel on Irish forecourts is unlikely to fall significantly in the run up to Christmas although prices for crude oil on international marke(...)