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M50 on the first day of Level-5 lockdown: “For the year to date, 126 people have been killed on Irish roads – an increase of 10 on last year, despite significant restrictions on travel between March and July.”   Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Car crashes on Ireland’s roads have increased threefold during the latest tightened coronavirus restrictions compared to the first lockdown in spring,(...)

The NBRU has said it is not the job of a bus driver to police public health guidelines. Photograph: The Irish Times

Bus drivers have said there was “mayhem” on some bus services in Dublin on Thursday as excessive numbers of passengers sought to travel on services, t(...)

The increase in carbon tax by €7.50 per tonne will mean a €1.47 increase in the cost of a 60-litre fill of diesel and €1.28 for a similar amount of petrol. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

An extra €1.51 for a tank of diesel and €1,000 on the price of the average new car are the major changes for motorists from Budget 2021. From midnigh(...)

Pat Kenny  worries about there being too much carrot and not enough stick when it comes to infractions. Photograph: Frank Miller

Surveying the options mooted to curb Covid infections, Pat Kenny is happy to eschew the most severe option in favour of less draconian actions. “You d(...)

Passengers wearing face masks disembark their trains at Heuston Station, Dublin, last Friday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Over the summer public transport officials held a series of meetings with employer groups and third level colleges, facing an unprecedented need to ga(...)

In recent months, cannabis has been the most commonly detected substance followed by cocaine. Photograph: iStock

Drink driving arrests increased during lockdown despite a sharp fall in traffic while the number of drug driving arrests doubled in the first half of (...)

The AA in Ireland is now offering free roadside assistance to anyone who works in healthcare, and to older motorists should their car break down.

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the AA in Ireland is now offering free roadside assistance to anyone who works in healthcare, and to older motoris(...)

Street lights, empty roads and relative darkness suggest the race was held in the early hours of the morning.

Animal rights advocates have said the emergence of video footage showing a sulky race that cut off four lanes of a Dublin motorway has renewed focus o(...)

RURAL PETROL STATIONS ARE BECOMING FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. STEPHEN DAVISON HAS MADE IT A PERSONAL MISSION TO CAPTURE THEIR CHARACTER AND FADED BEAUTY (...)

According to second-hand sales site Carzone, some 25 per cent of Irish buyers say  ‘fear of the unknown’ is holding them back from buying an electric car

Irish buyers are still more likely to buy a diesel-engined car than any other type. That’s according to an AA Insurance survey which questioned 8,000 (...)

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