David Labanyi

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More than 700 vehicles have been seized since the Clancy Amendment – which allows for the vehicle of an unaccompanied driver to be seized – came into force in December 2018. Photograph: iStock

The Garda computer system has yet to be updated to record the fact that a vehicle has been seized from an unaccompanied learner driver. The Departmen(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said the volume of complaints from constituents about the rising cost of insurance premiums was huge. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

An inquiry should be held into the cost of motor insurance premiums in Ireland, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said. “It is my instinct that t(...)

The  rise in traffic volumes on the M50 is becoming an increasingly fraught topic with congestion in the greater Dublin areas now estimated to be costing €350 million a year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The opening of the Luas Cross City has failed to curb the growth in traffic usage on the M50, according to initial figures for the first five months o(...)

NCT centre Dublin. File photograph: Dave Sleator

The company that operates the National Car Test (NCT) has been given a six-month extension to its contract by the Road Safety Authority. Applus Car (...)

 Irish Times journalists won seven awards at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. From left: Patrick Freyne;  Ciara Kenny; Ruadhan Mac Cormaic;  Malachy Clerkin;  Conor Lally; David Labanyi and  Fintan O’Toole, Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Times led the way at the 2017 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards, with journalists from the newspaper winning seven awards, more than any (...)

Last year more than 9,000 of the commercial vehicles that failed were deemed unsafe to drive from the test centre

A 30 per cent cut in the annual cost of a commercial vehicle test has been proposed by the Road Safety Authority in a bid to increase compliance rates(...)

This year’s awards span 25 categories, ranging from business and politics to showbiz and sport

The Irish Times has received more nominations than any other newspaper in the shortlist for this year’s national Journalism Awards, with more than twi(...)

Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society, Stuart Gilhooly, president of the Law Society, and Irish Times journalists Conor Gallagher and David Labanyi at the Justice Media Awards. Photograph: Lensmen

Irish Times journalist David Labanyi has been recognised for exposing inaccurate Garda breath test figures, at the Law Society of Ireland Justice Medi(...)

On Friday night at about 9.30pm a man climbed onto the gantry over the northbound lanes and smashed cameras and cut cables, damaging the system. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The vandalism of the M50 toll gantry last weekend could cost the State up to €500,000. On Friday night at about 9.30pm a man climbed on to the gantr(...)

An image from a social media account believed to be linked to the man who damaged the M50 tolling system showing cut wires on a camera.

A man damaged equipment on the M50 toll gantry last night, forcing the motorway to be shut down for a time and resulting in the failure of the tolling(...)

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