Above, traffic on the M50 in Dublin on April 22nd, 2020.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Traffic volumes for cars and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are returning to pre-Covid-19 levels, but people are slower to return to public transport as (...)

Driving lessons are also permitted from Monday under the Government reopening road map.

Outgoing Minister for Transport Shane Ross has assured learner drivers they will soon learn the date for their test, as the Department of Transport co(...)

The RSA said on Friday that it would be next week before a decision was taken on the resumption of driving  tests. Photograph: iStock

No decision has been made on whether driving tests can resume on June 29th, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has confirmed. On June 6th Minister for T(...)

 Catherine Day chairs an expert group set up to examine how to reform the direct provision system. Photograph: Alan Betson

An expert group set up to examine how to reform the direct provision system has said the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the “unsuitability” of the c(...)

Gardaí are expected to launch a scaled-down operation this bank holiday weekend to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions as the force switches focus from roads to parks, beaches and beauty spots. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí are expected to operate a scaled-down operation this bank holiday weekend to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions as the force switche(...)

Fifty-four people have been killed so far in 2020, seven more than last year for the same period. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some motorists are driving at “extreme speeds” on Ireland’s less-busy roads during the coronavirus crisis, the State’s top traffic garda has warned, a(...)

Liz Canavan, Assistant Secretary to the Department of Taoiseach, during a media brieifng on coronavirus this week. Photograph: Collins

Some 5,000 Irish citizens have returned to Ireland over the last month as the global coronavirus pandemic took hold. Over the Easter weekend alone, (...)

Liz Canavan, assistant secretary to the Department of An Taoiseach, during a media briefing at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Access to the lakes of Killarney has been restricted amid concerns that those boating, fishing and kayaking could place additional strain on emergency(...)

A screenshot of the fraudulent page. Picture from gardai

The gardaí and the Road Safety Authority have warned social media users of an online scam attempting to secure a payment of over €200 for driving lice(...)

The country is facing a crucial period when hospitals needed to focus fully on the impending “surge” of patients infected with the Covid19 disease coming into hospitals, Liz O’Donnell said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Motorists should avoiding speeding amid reduced road congestion during the coronavirus pandemic to shield overburdened hospitals from road traffic inc(...)

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