The latest road death figures demand action by the Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority and the motoring public. Photograph: John Giles/PA

The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill has been passed by the Dáil and is now working its way through the Seanad. Hopefully, it will become law in the life(...)

Minister for Transport  Shane Ross criticised the filibustering from a handful of TDs that delayed the new law and suggested the delays had cost lives. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

TDs who delayed legislation on drink driving have a cross to bear “ for the rest of their lives”, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said. Speakin(...)

Declarations by a top civil servant that people with free travel passes should not be able to use public transport at peak times were “incendiary”, a Dáil  committee was told. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Twelve people were killed in Ireland by disqualified drivers over the past three years, the Road Safety Authority has said, as it warned that thousand(...)

Abtran employs more than 2,000 people

Outsourcing company Abtran is to create 350 new jobs in Sligo as part of a new expansion. Abtran, which provides customer and business process manage(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Independent Mattie McGrath were involved in a heated exchange in which strong language was used in full view of (...)

Make no mistake: the challenge to the Government’s drink-driving legislation is commercially driven and designed to maintain alcohol sales. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Enforcing the law and saving lives should not pose a problem for elected representatives. But intensive lobbying by the Vintners Federation of Ireland(...)

The number of cyclists in Dublin city has more than doubled over the past six years, with more than 95,000 people using bikes in the capital every day. Photograph: Getty Images

Government spending on cycling infrastructure has plummeted over the past three years despite a dramatic rise in the number of people switching to bik(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross: his Road Traffic Bill has met with strong opposition from rural politicians. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unlike the Bill to reform the way judges are appointed, the efforts of Minister for Transport Shane Ross to change the State drink-driving laws are al(...)

Neal Davies at the offices of BBDO Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Neal Davies has a theory about why he is fond of Lidl, a recent big client win for the advertising agency BBDO Dublin, of which he is chief executive.(...)

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