Tommy Broughan

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Since April 2017 gardaí have been carrying out roadside drug tests on motorists. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí tested 612 motorists at the roadside for drug driving last year, it has emerged. Gardaí ran 52,395 Mandatory Intoxicant Testing (MIT) checkpo(...)

Kerry TD John Brassil suggested that the drinks industry should have to pay for HSE and Government advertising showing the harmful effects of alcohol. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil TD has asked the Government to consider introducing general health warning labels on alcohol products rather than specifically highlight(...)

Up to the start of November 2017 just 1,856 gardaí had received training to carry out new drug-detection tests, out of 13,551 members of the force. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Just 58 motorists have tested positive for the presence of drugs at garda mandatory roadside checkpoints over eight months, amid slow progress in trai(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: “It is completely unacceptable that gardaí, by virtue of being gardaí, should not be subject to discipline when they are distorting figures.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

District Court judges should be given guidelines for dealing with road traffic cases to address wide variances in sentencing, according to Minister fo(...)

Last year in Westmeath 85 per cent of drink-driving prosecutions were successful, while in  Co Waterford the figure was just 34 per cent.

The chances of being convicted for a drink-driving offence are substantially lower in some District Courts than in others, according to an RTÉ investi(...)

A gallery assistant adjusts the minute hand of the Royal Observatory clock in Greenwich. In 1968, Daylight Saving Time was adopted on an experimental basis in Britain and Ireland. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA

The sun dial was one of the earliest pieces of solar-powered technology, dating back about 3,500 years. While reliable timekeeping has been available(...)

The provision makes it an offence for the owner of a vehicle to allow it to be driven by a learner who is driving unaccompanied.

Legal issues are delaying the implementation of regulations on unaccompanied learner drivers, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has told the Dáil. In(...)

A protest outside the Department of Agriculture over greyhound exploitation. A Dáil debate has heard the dogs have a lifespan of 14 years but in Ireland the average was three to four years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

More than 16,500 calls have been received by the National Animal Cruelty helpline this year, bringing the total number of contacts to some 53,000 sinc(...)

Road Safety Authority says distracted driving could be a factor in up to 30 per cent of all collisions. Photograph: iStock

Motorists are continuing to use their mobile phones while driving despite fines and the imposition of penalty points, new figures show. The number o(...)

Three more fatalities on our roads over the bank holiday weekend have pushed the death toll to almost 100 so far this year while, in the first four mo(...)

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