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 RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell and Garda assistant commissioner Paula Hilman launching  a road safety appeal to remind motorcyclists to “ease off the throttle”. Photograph:   Crispin Rodwell

Anyone who has renewed a learner driving permit more than four times should be compelled to take driving lessons, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has (...)

Fifty-four people have been killed so far in 2020, seven more than last year for the same period. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some motorists are driving at “extreme speeds” on Ireland’s less-busy roads during the coronavirus crisis, the State’s top traffic garda has warned, a(...)

The country is facing a crucial period when hospitals needed to focus fully on the impending “surge” of patients infected with the Covid19 disease coming into hospitals, Liz O’Donnell said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Motorists should avoiding speeding amid reduced road congestion during the coronavirus pandemic to shield overburdened hospitals from road traffic inc(...)

Bryan Magill was one of three victims of the Co Louth crash early on Saturday morning. Photograph: Archview United FC Facebook page

Gardaí investigating a road traffic crash in Co Louth in which three people were killed believe the driver of one of the vehicles left the scene. A (...)

Road Safety Authority chair Liz O’Donnell and outgoing chief executive Moyagh Murdock. Ms Murdock is taking up a new role as chief executive of Insurance Ireland. Photograph: Tom Honan

The deadline for applicants to one of four vacancies on the Road Safety Authority board has been extended after the notice incorrectly gave the remune(...)

Liz O’Donnell, chairwoman of the RSA, said it is “deeply saddening” that road deaths had risen in 2019. File photograph: Getty

Almost 150 people died on the State’s roads in 2019, according to provisional figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The 148 road fatalities i(...)

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(...)

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