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The HSE regularly publishes lists of ‘blatant examples’ where organisations have hidden behind health and safety in order to refuse service or justify a decision.

If you were to believe all you read and hear you could be forgiven for thinking that the State, and more specifically the agency charged with maintain(...)

 The Policing Authority was ‘disappointed with the level of achievement’ by the Garda in roads policing last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The continuing decrease in the number of crimes being solved by the Garda was now of “significant” and “considerable” concern, the Policing Authority (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross:  asked to clarify how long he has known 125,860 learner-driver permit holders who obtained their first licence between 1984 and 2016 have never taken a driving test.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government must urgently address a loophole which allows more than 120,000 learner drivers continue driving for years without taking a driving tes(...)

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 (...)

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