‘Do you want to keep the music with you in the shower or climbing Kilimanjaro?” asks Spotify man. He wants me to upgrade from the free tablet version (...)

Gay Byrne: retiring after eight years as RSA chairman

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe will appoint a new chairman and least three new board members to the Road Safety Authority next month. Current (...)

‘So, where would you be going without a bell on your bike?’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

“So, where would you be going without a bell on your bike?”Apparently on the growing number of Irish greenways and shared cycling-walking paths.A coun(...)

The latest fatality comes as a detailed report on road safety in Ireland signalled “an alarming increase in the number of child, cyclist and pedestrian casualties”.

A two-year-old boy has become the latest child to die on Irish roads after being struck by a van as new figures reveal an “alarming increase” in the (...)

While 2013 saw the number of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads almost double ‘it did so from a very low base as 2012 was the lowest year for 50 years’, chairman of the RSA Gay Byrne said.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The chairman of the Road Safety Authority Gay Byrne has appealled to motorbikers to take extra care following the deaths of two men in Co Laois thi(...)

Learner drivers will have to swap L-plates for N-plates and display them for two years

From August 1st, life for newly-qualified drivers will never be quite the same. Instead of just being able to tear-up the old L-plates, new drivers wi(...)

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(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar: “The ability to spot hazards is a vital skill and marks out a really competent driver, and its inclusion in training and testing would help to focus attention on this skill at an early stage.” Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Driving tests may now include visual exercises and simulations to ensure motorists can spot hazards on the roads. Minister for Transport Leo Va(...)

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, (...)

Gardaí have released four clips illustrating dangerous driving and near misses involving motorbikes on Irish roads to coincide with their appeal to motorcyclists to bike safely over the bank holiday weekend. 1:16

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are appealing to motorbike, scooter and moped users to take care on the roads this bank holiday weekend and(...)