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People are more likely to be scrolling through Instagram and Facebook rather than texting while driving. Photograph: iStock

Almost 5,000 drivers were caught holding their mobile phones while driving by gardaí in the first two months of 2019, a 24 per cent increase on the sa(...)

Driving eScooters on a footpath is illegal and a person who does so will receive a fixed charge of €60 and a penalty point. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has been asked to look at the legality of eSccooters which are proliferating on Irish streets. The Minister for Trans(...)

A man takes photo at Lahinch during storm. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Met Éireann has warned of damaging gusts and coastal flooding as Storm Erik is due to hit on Friday morning. Gusts of up to 130km/h are expected on c(...)

Antonio Avenoso, executive director, European Transport Safety Council (left) with Moyagh Murdock, Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Prof Desmond O’Neill, National Office for Traffic Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Driving for work accounts for about one in three road collisions in the State every year, with the so-called “gig economy” and people using their own (...)

The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. Image: Google Streetview

An elderly man has died in hospital following a farming-related accident in Co Clare. The 68-year-old is understood to have been helping a neighbour (...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

Bernard Lucas, husband of Caitríona, who died when her rib capsized during a rescue off Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

There can be few rescuers in any coastal community anywhere occupying the tough and lonely position held by west Clare farmer Bernard Lucas. Bernard (...)

Flooding in Enniscorthy during Storm Deirdre. Photograph: Liam Ruth/Twitter

Thousands of homes and businesses have been left without electricity as Storm Deirdre moves across Ireland. A status orange weather warning is in pla(...)

 A garda drink driving check point. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Few things can be more devastating for a family than spending the Christmas period mourning a loved one, killed on the roads. Yet thousands of drivers(...)

The number of Irish workers who described themselves as stressed at work more than doubled in just five years from 2010 to 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish workers are more likely to be stressed by emotional demands and exposure to bullying, harassment and other forms of mistreatment than their peer(...)

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