It is currently illegal for learner drivers to drive a vehicle unaccompanied by someone with a driving licence of at least two years’ standing

Car owners who give their vehicle to an unaccompanied learner driver will be held accountable in law under plans to be approved by the Cabinet today. (...)

There have been 93 allegations of bullying or sexual harassment across Government departments since 2011. Image: iStock

There have been 93 allegations of bullying or sexual harassment across Government departments since 2011. The figures on the number of claims made by(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross said inexperienced drivers were up to five times more likely to be involved in a collision. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

New penalties targeting the owners of cars which are driven by an unaccompanied learner driver are a response to a “nod and a wink” attitude which see(...)

Such laws requiring a minimum distance have been passed in France, Belgium, Portugal, Canada and Australia as well as half of the states in the US.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has raised doubt over a proposed law to penalise drivers who pass cyclists too closely, indicating it may be unenfor(...)

Speeding attracts the most penalty points of any road traffic offence, with 549,574 points issued in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Speeding motorists will face higher penalty points depending on how far over the speed limit they drive, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said. (...)

Local fishermen in Glen Pier, Balliskelligs, Co Kerry, look on as Storm Ophelia rages. Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan

The Government has allocated almost €9 million to local authorities to cover the cost of three severe weather events last year. Minister for Housing (...)

The European Commission is taking action against Ireland for allegedly failing to comply with EU law on the mutual recognition of seafarers’ qualifica(...)

Businessman Dermot Desmond has claimed a mistaken view taken by the Moriarty tribunal based on misleading information provided to it by its own solici(...)

Ireland West Airport Knock is planning to upgrade and resurface its runway as part of a €15 million overall facilities investment plan.

Ireland West Airport Knock is planning to upgrade and resurface its runway as part of a €15 million facilities investment plan. The company’s strateg(...)

Striking rail workers outside Heuston train station in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Talks are to take place at the Labour Court on Thursday in an attempt to avert further planned strikes on the country’s railways. Unions and managem(...)

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