Drivers face two penalty points, €80 fine if stopped without licence  Minister for Transport Shane Ross: “Speeding is a killer, drink-driving is a killer. They both kill in almost equal amounts.”  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Ross moves to introduce long-promised graduated fines for speeding

The Lidl Christmas Coach: It’s cocktail season In this instalment, the Lidl Christmas Coach, Elaine McDonnell uses the extensive Lidl drinks range to create four cocktails for the party season. Photographs: Conor Mulhern

In part two of our Christmas food and drink series, built around the Lidl Deluxe range, Elaine McDonnell, the Christmas Coach, meets Chris Treacy, one of the stars of the Lidl Christmas ad

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