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Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

The level two course includes training in vehicle handling and emergency response driving. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of gardaí receiving training to allow them drive above the speed limit and use their sirens is set to fall significantly this year, new fig(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: “The people want reassurance. They want to ensure that their children will be safe.’’ Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

As Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael rule out a post-election coalition with Sinn Féin, the subtle wooing of Independents and smaller parties conti(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said a point would be reached where an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 social houses were provided annually.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has defended the Government’s record on the provision of social housing in heated Dáil exchanges. He was replying on Thursday (...)

Antoinette Keegan, who lost two sisters in  the tragedy, Lynn Boylan MEP and solicitor Darragh Mackin with Stardust families and supporters, on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Relatives of 48 young people who died in the 1981 Stardust disaster are calling for a new inquest into their deaths. At a press conference in Dublin(...)

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(...)

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