Traffic on Dublin’s M50 at the M4 Junction in 2017. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Traffic is expected to approach near-normal pre-Covid levels this weekend for the first time since restrictions either outlawed or discoursed mass mob(...)

Waiting times for a driving test, which were at 25 weeks late last year, will continue to grow, reaching a peak by the end of the year or early in 2022.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

With just days to the start of the reopening of driving test services to non-essential workers, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said it remains un(...)

The RSA’s survey findings were published ahead of the upcoming May bank holiday weekend: ‘We are asking motorists to get into the habit of putting your phone away before setting off on a journey.’ Photograph: iStock

One in 10 motorists admit that they regularly text on their mobile phone while driving, according to a new survey from the Road Safety Authority (RSA(...)

Seamus Darby behind the bar of  The Greyhound at Chapel Street, Toomevara, Co Tipperary. Photograph: fergalshanahan.com

The scorer of one of the most famous goals in All-Ireland football history has been praised by a judge for his generosity towards a woman whose danger(...)

Public consultation to begin on Friday on  proposals that would see 30km/h as the limit for most of the city and suburbs, with a new 40km/h limit on a number of roads on the northside of the city. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new 40km/h speed limit is proposed to be introduced in parts of Dublin following the rejection last year of a 30km/h blanket limit by city councillo(...)

The High Court has upheld a decision that the refusal of a learner driver permit to an asylum seeker does not amount to racial discrimination. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The High Court has upheld a decision that the refusal of a learner driver permit to an asylum seeker does not amount to racial discrimination. A lone(...)

Gardaí said  excessive speed was found to be a contributory factor in almost one third of fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Vehicle speed has increased on Irish roads amid a reduction in traffic during Covid-19, gardaí have said ahead of preparations for a national crack do(...)

There are close to 100,000 learner drivers waiting for a driving test and 54,000 people waiting for a theory test. Photograph: PA Wire

Official plans for reducing lengthy waiting lists for driving tests are too one-dimensional and will only invite further problems, driving instructors(...)

Last year, gardaí arrested 8,159 drivers who were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of people killed on Irish roads in recent years had alcohol in their system, according to new research from the Road Safety Authorit(...)

The Road Safety Authority   keeps a record of penalty-point offences by foreign licence holders, and licence details can be confirmed by this ‘ghost’ file. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fifteen motorists received a nasty shock when they exchanged their UK driving licences for Irish ones due to Brexit – an immediate driving ban. Figur(...)

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