David Staunton

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Drink- and drug-driving arrests have increased significantly this year, despite the coronavirus lockdowns. Photograph:   Frank Miller

A typographical error in a major piece of road traffic legislation means gardaí do not have the power to arrest people in certain cases of drug-drivin(...)

Road safety group Parc said ‘penalty points and fixed charges are a proven deterrent but if they cannot be effectively followed through in the courts, they waste Garda time and undermine public confidence in our legislature’.

The Minister for Transport has decided not to appeal a High Court ruling that found that an aspect of road traffic law was unconstitutional. The deci(...)

So far Ireland has taken 3,151 people under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme. Most of these (1,985) are people fleeing Syria who have already been designated refugees by the UN. Photograph: Getty Images

Just before 2.30pm on November 19th, flight tracking websites showed an Airbus A320 operated by Freebird Airlines landing at Baldonnel Aerodrome in so(...)

Between 2009 and 2018 an average of just  10,500 homes were completed per year

Some 34,000 houses will have to be built each year for the next decade just to meet demand, Central Bank analysis suggests. An economic letter on ho(...)

Failure to reform the Incitement to Hatred Act of 1989 has been a source of embarrassment for successive governments. Eight years ago, undertakings we(...)

An aerial view of the building in Ballinamore Co Leitrim that has been proposed to accommodate asylum seekers. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The protest in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, against the proposed accomodation of asylum-seekers in an apartment complex, is to be stood down with immediat(...)

Approximately 28,000 road traffic prosecutions are in jeopardy following a High Court decision. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Approximately 28,000 road traffic prosecutions are in jeopardy following a High Court decision that an aspect of the fixed charge notice system is unc(...)

An initial fixed-charge notice for driving while holding a mobile phone can be settled with the payment of €60 within 28 days. If paid within 28-56 days, the charge is €90. After 56 days, a summons is issued. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Road traffic prosecutions are being “thrown out across the country”, a legal source said on Wednesday, because of a finding that part of the fixed-cha(...)

Oughterard campaign leaders say the help of the far-right is not welcome.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last March, the organisers of a meeting in Lismore, called to help a Syrian refugee family as they arrived in the picturesque Waterford town, had an u(...)

Legal experts have raised concerns about proposals by Minister for Transport Shane Ross for graduated speeding penalties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Proposals by Minister for Transport Shane Ross for graduated speeding penalties are unworkable in their current form, legal experts believe. Mr Ross (...)

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