The Road Safety Authority’s annual international road safety conference taking place in Dublin Castle will focus on child safety. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Road Safety Authority (RSA) chairwoman of the Liz O’Donnell has called on parents to check their car seats through the RSA to ensure their children(...)

Research compiled by The Irish Times found that counties with high rates of penalty points suffered fewer road deaths per 100,000 people than counties with low points. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne has insisted that road traffic enforcement is consistent throughout the country despite findings which drew a(...)

Liz O’Donnell (left) with Roisin Ingle. The chairwoman of the Road Safety Authority said it would be a challenge to deal with increased road fatalities.

Liz O’Donnell has said there is a “war between cyclists and motorists” taking place on the roads that she would like to end in her tenure as chairwoma(...)

Road Safety Authority chairwoman Liz O’Donnell has insisted she enjoys a good working relationship with Garda management despite criticisms by her predecessor Gay Byrne about  inadequate traffic enforcement levels. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Road Safety Authority chairwoman Liz O’Donnell has insisted she enjoys a good working relationship with Garda management despite criticisms by her pre(...)

The scene of the fatal accident at Lower Main Street, in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal,  where a woman was  hit by a van on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Thomas Gallagher

Almost half of those killed in vehicles on the Republic’s roads last year were not wearing seat belts, according to provisional figures from the Road(...)

Road deaths rose in 2014 to 196 but this was well below the 472 people killed on the roads in 1997

The number of people killed on the State’s roads increased for the second year in a row in 2014 a rise of 6 to 196, end of year statistics show. The (...)

The Government appears to have taken the view that the political decontamination process of former Progressive Democrat minister Liz O’Donnell is complete. Photograph: The Irish Times

The nomination of Liz O’Donnell as the new head of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) appears to be an astute move by the Government.Gay Byrne, who stepp(...)

Liz O Donnell, former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats, is to be nominated as chair of the Road Safety Authority, replacing Gay Byrne. Photo: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Former Progressive Democrat minister Liz O’Donnell has been nominated as the new head of the Road Safety Authority. In a statement issued after a Cabi(...)

“Like it or not, making space for women in politics means unseating men,” former Progressive Democrats minister of state for foreign affairs Liz O’Donnell has said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 2:38

Former Progressive Democrats minister of state for foreign affairs Liz O’Donnell has said making space for women in politics will mean “unseating” mal(...)

Orla O’Connor, Susan O’Keeffe, Mary O’Rourke and Mary Mitchell O’Connor at the launch of the new report yesterday.  Photograph: Alan Betson 2:23

Irish society continues to treat women as second-class citizens, according to a report dedicated to creating a m(...)