Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe: “My department has a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery and enhancing our future economic and social development.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been appointed by the Government. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoho(...)

A recent High Court ruling, which found part of the law used to prosecute drink drivers, has led to appeals from motorists already convicted of the offence

The implications of a High Court ruling which found a problem with legislation used to prosecute drink drivers may widen after appeal applications by (...)

Volkswagen AG shares fell again on news of the widening scandal. Photograph: Bloomberg

Up to 80,000 Irish cars may be affected by the Volkswagen diesel scandal which continued to gather momentum on Thursday. German federal transport min(...)

Proposals to integrate Dublin’s disparate rail services have been kicking around for a century or more.

Proposals to integrate Dublin’s disparate rail services have been kicking around for a century or more. But the latest plan – branded “Dart Undergroun(...)

‘Star Wars’ crew collect provisions at Portmagee, Co Kerry, on Tuesday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

As shooting for the eighth episode of the ‘Star Wars’ film saga begins on Skellig Michael, 12 writers and a photographer associated with the Kerry isl(...)

“The cost of uninsured driving amounts to approximately €60m annually, which equates to €30 on the average motor premium. This judgment alone adds approx. another €90m to that bill,and this does not include the potential cost of future motor insurer insolvencies, ” Insurance Ireland said.

A High Court ruling which says that the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) is liable to pay out 1,750 claims still outstanding after the collaps(...)

The Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) must pay out on the 1,750 outstanding claims following the collapse of the Setanta Insurance Company last(...)

Conor Whelan, chairman of Retail Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Retailers have asked Dublin City Council to scrap proposals to ban private cars from large parts of the city centre because they say it will have “(...)

New sign: diagonal black lines on white background were designed to replace the 80km/h signs on rural roads.

Over half of the local authorities who were required to erect a new rural speed limit sign have done so two months after the Department of Transport’s(...)

Complaints to the Road Safety Authority included many about speed limit signs and speeding on rural roads. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Road Safety Authority has received dozens of emails from people expressing fears about “death trap” roads and speeding in rural areas, as well (...)