Gillian Treacy

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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris urged man using phone while driving the car

Scores of pupils at a Co Westmeath primary school landed their parents in it with the Garda Commissioner by admitting to seeing their parents using mo(...)

Shane Ross with Donna Price in 2017. The Minister has appointed Ms  Price and Gillian Treacy, who he said were active in the area of road safety advocacy, to the board of the RSA. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two new directors have been appointed to the board of the Road Safety Authority. Minister for Transport Shane Ross appointed Donna Price and Gillian(...)

Four-year-old Ciarán Treacy was killed in April 2013 when their car was hit by a drunk driver in Portarlington, Co Laois.

Strong criticism of politicians who are delaying tougher drink-driving measures, and of the publican’s lobby that is influencing them, has been voiced(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross wants drink-drivers  caught with between 50mg and 80mg of alcohol per 100mg of blood to be disqualified from driving for three months. Photograph:  Dave Meehan

Families of people killed on Irish roads have urged politicians to “listen to the victims” and back mandatory bans for those caught drink-driving. T(...)

 Tresa Corrigan, with her daughter Kiera (2), remembering her brother Kieran O’Sullivan, who died 10 years ago in Bantry, at a special memorial service in St Finian’s Lutheran Church in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Harrowing stories of grief and lasting pain poured from the families of victims of road deaths at their annual day of remembrance yesterday. Over 300 (...)

Gillian and Ronan Treacy, parents of four-year-old Ciarán Treacy who died when the car he was travelling in was hit by another vehicle driven by 40-year-old Finbarr O’Rourke. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The atmosphere in the Portlaoise courtroom was heavy with sadness. Judge Keenan Johnson was only on page six of his 27-page judgment when his measured(...)

Gillian and Ronan Treacy, parents of Ciarán Treacy (4) who died when the car he was travelling in was hit by another driven by Finbarr O’Rourke,  after O’Rourke was sentenced. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The parents of Ciarán Treacy are hopeful that their son’s death might prevent other families from suffering at the hands of drink-drivers. Gillian and(...)

Gillian and Ronan Treacy, parents of Ciarán Treacy (4) who died when the car he was travelling in was hit by another driven by Finbarr O’Rourke, after O’Rourke was sentenced. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

A drink driver who killed a four-year-old boy and severely injured his mother in a crash last year has been jailed for 7½ years. Ciarán Treacy was kil(...)

Gillian Treacy, mother of her late son Ciaran (inset) attending his funeral at St Michaels Church, Portarlington, Co Laois, last year. Photogaph: James Flynn/APX

The mother of a four-year-old boy who died after a drunk driver collided with her car has told the Circuit Court in Portlaoise the driver devastated h(...)

Ciaran Treacy was killed in a car crash in Portlaoise. In her statement, his mother Gillian Treacy told the court: “After an hour of the firemen cutting me from the car, all this time I was watching the panic and fear etched on their faces while they tried to free me from the car and as they worked on me and both my boys.” Photograph: Courts Collins

A victim impact statement written by parents of a deceased young boy should be compulsory reading for anyone considering drink driving, a Circuit Cour(...)