The cortege passes the GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in London are inscribed the simple but powerful words of appreciation for its architect Christopher Wren; “Lecto(...)

Gay Byrne has died at the age of 85, following a long illness

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the late broadcaster Gay Byrne, remarking upon his sense of justice, as well as his ability to challen(...)

In an unprecedented development, nine former ministers with experience of drug policy – Alex White,Aodhán Ó Ríordán, Roisín Shortall, John Curran, Chris Flood and Pat Carey – called on Government to restore confidence in the national drugs strategy. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Legislation, investment and work by the Road Safety Authority and the Garda Síochána last year helped to reduce the number of people killed on our roa(...)

Cocaine use has reportedly returned to Celtic Tiger levels in Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

According to the Health Research Board’s newsletter, cocaine use has now “returned to Celtic Tiger levels in Ireland”. It is an assertion that will c(...)

At least two convictions have been secured against motorists so far  this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new law to combat dangerous overtaking of cyclists, with stiff fines and penalty points for motorists, is to be introduced next month. Dangerous ov(...)

To date 118 fatalities have been recorded on Irish roads this year, four more than the same time last year. File photograph: Getty

Three-quarters of all people who die in road fatalities during off-peak hours are over the drink-drive limit for alcohol, fresh research reveals. Mal(...)

The IEA’s report states the dramatic shift towards bigger and heavier cars has led to a doubling of the market share of SUVs over the last decade

If you have become wedded to your SUV, it might be wise to prepare for a divorce, as both environmental and safety concerns are rapidly building again(...)

The two cases against e-scooters are understood to be among of the first such cases to come before the court. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two cases of driving without insurance by users of an electric unicycle and an electric scooter came before the District Court on Monday in what are u(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross  said learner drivers   ‘rolling over’ a provisional licence for years and booking but not sitting a driving test were ‘gaming the system’. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than 1,800 vehicles have been seized from unaccompanied learner drivers since a law came into force late last year, with new figures showing shar(...)

A total of 95,998 speeding detections have been made between January and August 2019, some 15 per cent higher than the 81,598 detections made during the same period last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Drivers in Dublin, Cork and Waterford were the worst offenders caught by gardaí during a country-wide operation to warn motorists to slow down, latest(...)

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