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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(...)

In 17 District Courts, no licences were recorded at all. File photograph: The Irish Times

New legislation requiring judges to request the licences from drivers convicted of road traffic offences is not working, data supplied by the Departme(...)

Offaly had the highest level of convictions as a percentage of people listed to appear in court, almost 60 per cent. Photograph: iStockphoto

Co Wexford had the best record overall in its dealing with offences involving holding a mobile phone while driving, new data shows. It was in the to(...)

The data, supplied to Independents4Change TD Tommy Broughan by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald,  shows    9,300 cases of drink driving  were completed by district courts across the State, with  5,400  convictions overall. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Only 20 per cent of drink-driving convictions resulted in licences being recorded in District Courts in 2015 and 2016, new figures show. It is essent(...)

The Road Traffic Act 2010 prohibits the application of the poor box to offences that attract penalty points, including speeding, from June 1st, 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

Nearly 2,000 drivers were allowed to avoid convictions for speeding offences by making contributions to court poor boxes over a 27-month period, despi(...)

More than 250 witness statements were collected by gardaí in advance of the criminal trial of Shaun Kelly.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

The families of eight people who died in a car crash in Co Donegal, could face costs of more than €10,000 each for copies of Garda documents already p(...)

An amendment will be needed to correct an “implicit contradiction” in legislation, introduced by section 17 of the Road Traffic Act 2014, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe told Seanad. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Another loophole in road traffic legislation, this time in a law dealing with hit-and-runs, will have to be repaired, it has emerged. Minister for T(...)

More than 20,000 people were in court for drink driving between January 2013 and May 2015. Photograph: John Giles/PA

Only 40 per cent of drink driving cases listed before the country’s District Courts since January 2013 resulted in convictions, new figures show. And(...)

Between January 2013 and May 2015, 20,830 drink-driver cases were listed before District Courts and there were 8,391 convictions, 40 per cent. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There is nothing new about drink-drivers not being held to account for their actions. In 2004, writing in the Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, Prof D(...)