Motorists in Dublin spend a total of 246 hours – more than 10 full days – in their cars, travelling at an average speed of less than 10 km per hour at peak times, according to new research. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

This week, Dublin scored highly in two international charts – one for the most liveable cities in the world and the other for chronic traffic congesti(...)

 A garda drink driving check point. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Few things can be more devastating for a family than spending the Christmas period mourning a loved one, killed on the roads. Yet thousands of drivers(...)

‘We have modern technology and engineering that enables disabled people to use motor vehicles,’ the judge said. Photograph: iStock

A judge has banned a motorist from driving for six months after the driver’s car was found parked in a disabled parking space in Ennis, Co Clare. At (...)

Alicia McKiernan from Gorey at  Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A temperature of 32 degress was recorded in the west of Ireland on Thursday as the State’s heatwave continued. Met Éireann said seven weather statio(...)

The unpublished “value for money” review of the Irish Prison Service dog unit, by GBS International, cost over €14,400. File photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Justice spent nearly €1 million on consultancy reports in recent years, including a “value for money” review of the prison service’s(...)

Maryland House is a landmark building at 21-22 South William Street.

After 45 years in the ownership of the same family, a five-storey office and retail building with dual frontage on to South William Street and Drury S(...)

Two trucks demonstrate ‘platooning’ technology at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana, US.  Photograph:  Jim Young/Reuters

Britain will begin trials of semi-automated, wirelessly connected truck convoys on public roads by the end of 2018, in a bid to find more fuel-effici(...)

Since the introduction of the CO2-based motor taxation system in 2008, Irish drivers have been effectively incentivised into buying diesel-engined cars. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The tsunami of criticism that has pounded at the shores of diesel-powered motoring is looking ever more likely to wet the feet of the Irish motorist. (...)

“Two wrongs”: Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

For those of us who still cling to such fuddy-duddy notions as balanced reporting and dispassionate analysis, Wednesday’s discussion of new Dublin tra(...)

Motor insurance premiums have risen dramatically and could rise by a further fifth, says Conor Faughnan of the Automobile Association. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Insurance companies are pulling out of Ireland because of the lack of information about the costs of meeting claims, the Automobile Association warned(...)

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