Liz O Donnell

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In January 2000, Fianna Fáil’s minister for justice John O’Donoghue was on the verge of bringing policy suggestions to Cabinet. His steerage of the issue had been attacked as a ‘shambles’ by the Progressive Democrats, the junior partner in government. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

At the turn of the century as asylum applications in Ireland were escalating faster than officials could keep up, the government was scrambling to fin(...)

A demonstration in Dublin calling for anend to the direct provision system. Photograph: Tom Honan

In 1999, the then minister of state Liz O’Donnell caused a political storm when she described her own government’s asylum policy as “a shambles”. Dire(...)

21/10/2016 NEWS .  A Garda from the Traffic Division, Dublin Castle  operating  a speed check on  Conyngham Road in Dublin.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES  GARDA  , GARDAI ,  ARCHIVE, STOCK

One important item of good news to emerge in the New Year is that the number of road deaths in the State last year was the lowest since records began (...)

As of New Year’s Eve, 151 people have been killed on Irish roads though the eventual figure may be less than that when reclassification takes place.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of people killed on the State’s roads in 2018 was 149, according to provisional figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The number i(...)

Half of all pedestrians killed on Irish roads between 2008 and 2015 whose deaths were analysed by either the Garda or the coroner, had alcohol taken.

The extent to which alcohol has played a part in the death of pedestrians on Irish roads has been revealed by new research. Half of all pedestrians (...)

Some 51 per cent of the 873 buses inspected by the RSA in the past year were not compliant with roads safety standards. Photograph: iStock

More than half of buses inspected by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in the past year have failed road safety tests, according to data released by the(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross: his Road Traffic Bill has met with strong opposition from rural politicians. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unlike the Bill to reform the way judges are appointed, the efforts of Minister for Transport Shane Ross to change the State drink-driving laws are al(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair and former taoiseach Bertie Ahern signing the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Reuters

When British prime minister Tony Blair left Downing Street in early April 1998 and headed for Belfast to take charge of the Northern Ireland peace tal(...)

Members of the Garda Traffic Corps: In September 2017 the strength of the  corps was 631, down from 669 in January.

The chief executive of the Road Safety Authority has written to the acting Garda Commissioner to express concern over the failure by the force to meet(...)

Here we go again. The drinks lobby flexes its muscles and members of the Oireachtas run for the hills. Alcohol-related campaigns have replaced the tra(...)

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