Light, flexible and inexpensive, electric scooters can be a handy way of commuting to and from work and are proving an increasingly popular alternative mode of transport in cities worldwide.

As recently as two years ago a grown-up on a scooter was regarded by most right-thinking Irish people as something of an attention-seeking oddball but(...)

In Dublin, a male motorcyclist in his 40s died at about 7am on Monday in a single-vehicle collision at Whitestown Way in Tallaght. Photograph: Tom Honan

Five people were killed in four incidents on the roads over the St Patrick’s Day bank holiday weekend, continuing the trend of rising fatalities since(...)

The final section of the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Sitting in a control room in East Wall in Dublin, Kevin O’Rourke and his team watch on a bank of screens as a car leaving Dublin Port slows to a stop (...)

Road Safety Authority chief executive Moyagh Murdock and Garda  Chief Supt Aidan Reid at a launch of a road safety appeal at Victoria Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

More than 1,400 people were caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in January and February, a 17 per cent increase on the same period (...)

Under the Road Traffic Act 1961, anyone using an electric scooter or other mechanically propelled vehicle  must have insurance, road tax and a driving licence. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Using an electric scooter is not permitted under existing road-traffic legislation. Anyone caught using one in public spaces could be fined, given pe(...)

The RSA said that while about 94 per cent of road users wear seatbelts, the cohort failing to tend to be young people.

Road collision statistics suggest that alcohol consumption is a major reason why some road users are failing to put seatbelts on after getting into ve(...)

Block C at Cookstown Court off the Old Belgard Road in Dublin 24

A modern office headquarters building in Tallaght is on the letting market at €183.37 per sq m (€17.50 per sq ft) and €750 per parking space – a subst(...)

Four out of every five child car-seats prove to be wrongly fitted, RSA spokesman Brian Farrell says. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Seán Egan will “forever be 17 years and 11 months”, as his mother Helen told a Sligo court recently during a case against the driver of the car involv(...)

The average time to swap a UK driving licence for its Irish equivalent is about 17 days. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Holders of UK driving licences resident in Ireland will be forced to trade them in for their Irish equivalent as they will become defunct in the event(...)

Cyclists versus the motorists: RTÉ’s Now You See Me is about achieving better visibility, from both perspectives.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The laziest answer to road safety concerns is always a matter of visibility. If only every cyclist wore a luminous hi-vis vest, an array of front and (...)

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