Windows must remain open during driving tests to create natural ventilation in the car to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. File photograph: Alan Betson

Driving tests for essential workers have been cancelled because the Road Safety Authority (RSA) considered it was too cold to allow for car windows to(...)

A Cool Running Events ice rink: the owner of the company is unsure   if he can open next winter if his insurance premiums continue to rise. Photograph:

Bill Cremin, the owner of a company that runs winter season ice rinks in Dublin and Cork, is phlegmatic about the coronavirus pandemic killing off any(...)

Over-70s can currently apply for, or renew, their car driving licence without the need to submit a medical report, provided they do not have an identified or specified illness. Photograph: iStock

An exemption that allows over 70s to apply for a driving licence without the need to provide a medical report has been extended by the Government due (...)

Each tester completed eight tests a day pre-Covid. Photograph: Getty

The number of people on the driving test waiting list could grow to more than 114,000 by the end of this year, with an average waiting time of 36 week(...)

 Garda Paul Burke breathalyses actor Barry Donohue (posed pic). Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The number of motorists caught drug-driving has more than doubled this year, which gardaí link to people driving home after house parties, due to rest(...)

The RSA had applied to the Department of Transport to hire an additional 80 driving testers. Photograph: iStock

Waiting times for driving tests have more than quadrupled to between 25 and 30 weeks due to the suspension of testing during the first Covid-19 lockdo(...)

 Patrick Freyne tries out an electric scooter from Dublin company Lifty. ‘It’s pretty easy to use the scooter, though any bumps in the road cause significant turbulence,’ he says. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

I am scooting. I am a scooterist, an electric scooterist, a scootrician. I scoot majestically along God’s earth passing scooterless schmucks in their (...)

So far this year 127 people have been killed on the roads in the Republic, an increase of 11 deaths compared to the same period last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It takes a “split second to make a mistake that can take a life”, a woman who lost her father told a remembrance event for those killed on Irish roads(...)

Motoring and bike retailer Halfords has seen a seven-fold increase in the sale of electric scooters.

Motoring and bike retailer Halfords has seen a seven-fold increase in the sale of electric scooters across its 24 stores over the last two months. El(...)

Insurance Ireland, 5 Harbourmaster Place, Dublin 1.

The insurance industry has announced that recent forbearance measures for customers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic will continue in light of the Go(...)

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