“I’ve just bought flights for a foreign holiday for the family – we’ll need to do a lot of trips by bike to cancel those carbon emissions out.” Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

A common refrain right now is that ‘the government’ or ‘the politicians’ are not doing enough to respond to climate change. It’s easy to point the bla(...)

A man in his 50s has been killed in a road traffic accident in on Clonmeen Cross Road near Rhode Village in Co Offaly. Photograph: Bryan O’Brian

A man in his 50s has been killed in a road traffic crash in Co Offaly. The pedestrian was hit by a car at approximately 10.50am on Clonmeen Cross Roa(...)

About 125,000 driving tests were conducted by the RSA in 2018, with a pass rate of about 53 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Claims of unfair instructions, foul-smelling testers and a failure to conduct driving tests in Irish were among the complaints received by the State l(...)

Irish writer Mike McCormack’s 2016 novel, Solar Bones,  was the most commonly borrowed adult book in Irish libraries last year. File photograph: PA

Published over two decades ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone topped the list of the most borrowed library books in Ireland last year. The(...)

Independent TD Tommy  Broughan said 83,000 licences of banned drivers in the past eight years had not been surrendered. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Gardaí will search for disqualified drivers in specific areas of the country where there may be “acute instances” of banned motorists using invalid li(...)

Commissioner Drew Harris told the Public Accounts Committee disqualified drivers ‘by and large, are retaining their licencesat the conference’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The systems to ensure disqualified drivers were put off the roads were not working as the vast majority of suspended drivers were declining to surrend(...)

Drew Harris speaking at the Public Accounts Committe on Thursday.

An allowance awarded to gardaí to avoid industrial action 2½ years ago is now using up €22 million of the force’s annual overtime budget and is “not s(...)

Chief executive of Cork University Hospital Tony McNamara said he is departing with sadness to ‘accept other opportunities in the private sector’. File photograph: Provision

The head of the biggest hospital outside Dublin is leaving his post to work in the private sector. Tony McNamara, chief executive officer of Cork Uni(...)

The illegal use of motocross scramblers and quad bikes among young people has reached “epidemic proportions”, a garda has claimed. Garda Paul Burke,(...)

E-scooters are not permitted on public roads, and users may be subject to a fine or penalty points for doing so

Confusion over the legality of electric scooters has lead to sales falling by more than 50 per cent in one Dublin outlet prompting the owner to seek l(...)

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