Paschal Donohoe photographed on the plinth of the Dáil announcing the amended road traffic legislation to deal with penalty points. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

What’s the problem?Two errors in the Road Traffic Act 2014 have emerged which have placed a question mark over the 200,000 penalty points issued to 78(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said that an amendment  in  legislation will be enacted next week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

MARY MINIHAN Emergency legislation is to be introduced next week to close two loopholes in penalty point laws which have placed a question mark more t(...)

‘A technical issue which gave rise to potential difficulty with penalty points issued for motoring offences was identified,’ Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Amended penalty points legislation will be published Friday and rushed through the Dáil next week following the discovery of a flaw in the system and (...)

Using a vehicle without an NCT is now under the fixed charge notice system. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The National Car Testing Service (NCT) provided 200 free tests last week to customers unable to get an appointment within the timeframe specified in t(...)

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(...)

Some families have lost as many as three cars to engine damage as a result of contaminated fuel, while a number of insurance companies have refused to pay repair estimates of up to €12,000.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Some families have lost as many as three cars to engine damage as a result of contaminated fuel, while a number of insurance companies have refused t(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: ’lives in the real world’ and believes that if the Tánaiste had any sense of the real word she would abolish water charges.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has told the Dáil she believes good progress has been made in addressing the Irish Water issue.She did not however confirm her r(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said  her objective and that of the Government is to have a charging regime that is “affordable and where there is clarity and where there is certainty in relation to the pricing structure”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has not confirmed the remarks she made earlier this week that a family of four adults would pay less than €200 a year in water ch(...)

Fergus O’Dowd

Hell hath no fury like a former minister scorned. And so it was that Fergus O’Dowd, a former junior minister in the Department of the Environment, too(...)

Proposals to privatise 10 per cent of Dublin bus routes are intended to bring “competitive tension” into the market, according to the Minister for Transport.

Proposals to privatise 10 per cent of Dublin bus routes are intended to bring “competitive tension” into the market, according to the Minister for Tra(...)