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Road signs will request a 1m overtaking distance between vehicles and cars in areas with speeding limits of under 50 km/h. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday was a “great day for cyclists”, Minister for Transport Shane Ross announced as he launched new safety legislation by the side of a busy south D(...)

At least two convictions have been secured against motorists so far  this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new law to combat dangerous overtaking of cyclists, with stiff fines and penalty points for motorists, is to be introduced next month. Dangerous ov(...)

The Bill had proposed setting a minimum passing distance of up to 1.5 metres between a motorist and a cyclist. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Road safety campaigners have said the Government could learn from the success of British police forces in prosecuting motorists who do not keep a safe(...)

Such laws requiring a minimum distance have been passed in France, Belgium, Portugal, Canada and Australia as well as half of the states in the US.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has raised doubt over a proposed law to penalise drivers who pass cyclists too closely, indicating it may be unenfor(...)

Safe passing distance:  A new Bill tackling the issue  is being published by Ciarán Cannon TD and Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New laws making it an offence for drivers to pass cyclists too closely will be introduced in coming months, Fine Gael has said. Under the proposed ne(...)

Cyclist Stephen Roche’s triumphant homecoming to Ireland in 1987 after winning the Tour De France. His victory sparked a new wave of interest in cycling.

When Stephen Roche won the Tour de France back in 1987 Ireland caught cycling fever. The Dubliner’s open-top bus homecoming through his native city wa(...)

RSA boss Moyagh Murdock: 30km/hr should be the default speed in all built-up areas. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Local authorities are being urged to introduce a 30km speed limit in the Republic’s towns and cities and around schools. As well as protecting pedestr(...)