Tommy Broughan

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A gallery assistant adjusts the minute hand of the Royal Observatory clock in Greenwich. In 1968, Daylight Saving Time was adopted on an experimental basis in Britain and Ireland. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA

The sun dial was one of the earliest pieces of solar-powered technology, dating back about 3,500 years. While reliable timekeeping has been available(...)

The provision makes it an offence for the owner of a vehicle to allow it to be driven by a learner who is driving unaccompanied.

Legal issues are delaying the implementation of regulations on unaccompanied learner drivers, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has told the Dáil. In(...)

A protest outside the Department of Agriculture over greyhound exploitation. A Dáil debate has heard the dogs have a lifespan of 14 years but in Ireland the average was three to four years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

More than 16,500 calls have been received by the National Animal Cruelty helpline this year, bringing the total number of contacts to some 53,000 sinc(...)

Road Safety Authority says distracted driving could be a factor in up to 30 per cent of all collisions. Photograph: iStock

Motorists are continuing to use their mobile phones while driving despite fines and the imposition of penalty points, new figures show. The number o(...)

Three more fatalities on our roads over the bank holiday weekend have pushed the death toll to almost 100 so far this year while, in the first four mo(...)

In the first three months of  new checkpoints, the only motorists who tested positive for the presence of drugs were from the Dublin region. Photograph: Eric Luke

Figures from An Garda Síochána show just 11 motorists have tested positive for driving under the influence of drugs at new Garda roadside checkpoints (...)

The Thornton Hall site in North Dublin, which was purchased in 2005. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than €660,000 has been spent in the last four years on maintenance at the Thornton Hall site in North Dublin, which was bought 12 years ago to ho(...)

Arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol has seen a rise. Photograph: Eric Luke/File

More people were arrested for suspected driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in April this year than any month since 2012, Garda traffic st(...)

Noel Clancy, of Kilworth, Co Cork, whose wife Geraldine and daughter Louise were killed in a crash in November 2015, said he could not believe it when he received a bill of €1,940 for copies of Garda documents following his loved-ones’ inquest. File photograph: Cork Courts Limited

A man whose wife and daughter were killed in a road traffic collision has called for fees charged to bereaved families for Garda documents since Janua(...)

The State has paid out more than €15.2 million to settle claims arising from traffic collisions involving members of An Garda Síochána since 2011.

The State has paid out more than €15.2 million to settle claims arising from traffic collisions involving members of An Garda Síochána since 2011. A(...)

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