Paschal Donohoe: said he planned to revisit in legislation the use of mobile phones and electronic communications

Not one driver has been prosecuted under a law introduced last May to target motorists who text while behind the wheel. The law was introduced by the(...)

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.(...)

Not learning: One in every 15 road fatalities involves an unaccompanied learner driver, according to the Department of Justice. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Just over one in five learner drivers summonsed for driving unaccompanied was convicted last year, and not one received the maximum fine of €1,(...)

A Garda speed camera. There is a huge disparity between different areas of the country in the imposition of penalty points for people convicted of driving offences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Where a motorist lives has a huge bearing on whether or not they will have penalty points applied to their licence if convicted of a road traffic offe(...)

Gardaí are to start recording whether a driver was using a mobile phone at the time of a crash or whether the collision involved a hit-and-run.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí are to start recording whether a driver was using a mobile phone at the time of a crash or whether the collision involved a hit-and-run. It is(...)

Detection: three-quarters of drivers believe fewer gardaí are on traffic-enforcement duties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of fixed-penalty notices issued for driving offences such as speeding and using a mobile phone is down 37 per cent in the first four months(...)