Susan Gray

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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris briefed the Government on the incident in which European Commissioner Phil Hogan was stopped by gardaí in Kildare for using his phone while driving. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are entitled to use discretion when stopping someone for mobile phone use while driving but its use remains controversial within the organisat(...)

The Garda began rolling out the devices to front-line members earlier this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A new Garda mobile device designed to detect road traffic offences at the roadside cannot tell if a person is driving on a learners’ permit. The Gard(...)

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Road safety campaigners have demanded that Taoiseach Micheál Martin seek answers from Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen to a series of further ques(...)

Parca road-safety campaign group was responding to details of the low rate of conviction contained in information released by the Courts Service via the Department of Justice. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda members working to prosecute people driving without licences would be “very demoralised” by revelations that just 4 per cent of cases reaching t(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross  said learner drivers   ‘rolling over’ a provisional licence for years and booking but not sitting a driving test were ‘gaming the system’. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than 1,800 vehicles have been seized from unaccompanied learner drivers since a law came into force late last year, with new figures showing shar(...)

Just 13 per cent of drivers in Co Kerry recorded for speeding handed in their licence for record. File photograph: Alan Betson

Two thirds of motorists convicted of speeding offences did not present their licences in court and may not have received penalty points, according to (...)

Currently, without the devices, gardaí have to phone the station and have someone there look up the information on the Pulse system. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Mobile devices which allow gardaí to check driver details at the side of the road are to be made available to 2,000 members of the force by the end of(...)

Drink-drive suspects are deliberately prolonging their own cases, campaigners have claimed. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Motorists caught drink-driving under the new automatic three-month ban system introduced last week will be able to continue driving and avoid the bans(...)

Memorial plaque to Niamh Doyle in her sister Louise’s home. “My story comes from love,” says Louise. “It’s not to slate anybody – to slate the gardaí or the girl. It’s just a story that I’m telling. Niamh deserves it.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Louise and Niamh Doyle’s last Christmas together was a good one. They laughed and they joked, they ate and they drank. They snuggled up on Louise’s s(...)

A drafting error in the Road Traffic Act (2016) means gardaí do not have the power to take a blood or urine sample from a driver arrested for failing or refusing to take an impairment test. Photograph: Frank Miller

Drivers who fail the Garda’s roadside impairment test cannot be required to provide a blood or urine sample due to an error in the legislation, The Ir(...)

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