Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and Garda Síochána Supt Con O’Donohoe during a press briefing from the Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than one third of drivers and 25 per cent of passengers killed in road crashes in the first seven months of this year were not wearing seat belts(...)

Chief Supt Mark Curran, Moya Murdock of  the Road Safety Authority and  Stuart Porteous during the launch of the Road Safety Authority’s new TV campaign which focuses on raising awareness of driver fatigue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Road Safety Authority campaign is aiming to raise awareness of the link between driver tiredness and road crashes. The ‘Signs’ campaign, which (...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD and  Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the  Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Collins

The number of deaths occurring on the roads of the Republic is on the decrease with fatalities for the first six months of 2015 close to record lows. (...)

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(...)

St.Patrick arrived in Dublin to launch the St.Patrick’s Day Festival which officially begins on Saturday 14th March with a four day programme packed full of unmissable events taking place thoughout Dublin city. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Enjoy the craic, but keep our roads safe is the message from An Garda Síochána ahead of one of their busiest weekends of the year.Last year’s St Patri(...)

Crashed cars which were placed on the Dublin-Belfast road outside Dundalk some years ago, to draw the attention of motorists to road safety in the Louth and Meath area. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has defended having nearly €20 million in cash reserves at a time of national financial crisis, saying it needs the mo(...)

Under new legislation, driving unaccompanied and failing to display an L-place will incur two penalty points. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Unaccompanied learner drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash compared with those accompanied by an experienced motorist, (...)

 Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar: “I am a member of a Government that has reduced the number of public servants including gardaí, so I don’t want to come across as if I am pointing the finger. We are collectively responsible.”    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

For the first time since 2005, the number of people killed on Irish roads will rise this year. Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar admits the incre(...)