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The Road Safety Authority survey concentrated on drivers who had been ordered off the roads following convictions for driving while drunk and/or causing the death or serious injury of another person. Many appear simply to ignore their convictions and continue driving even after they are caught again. File photograph: Getty Images

There are almost 8,000 drivers on Ireland’s roads who have multiple concurrent disqualifications on their licences but continue to flout the law by dr(...)

‘There are alarming numbers of people driving after they have been disqualified.’

There should be a public record of people who have been disqualified from driving for serious offences, according to the chief executive of the Road S(...)

Cork farmer Noel Clancy, who lost his wife Geraldine Clancy and daughter Louise Ann in a fatal road accident. He has urged reform of the law on learner drivers driving unaccompanied. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Making owners liable if they allow their vehicles to be driven by an unaccompanied learner driver is under active consideration by the Government. A(...)

Provisional figures suggest that the number of road deaths in  2016 will rise by just shy of one-quarter on last year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of people dying on Ireland’s roads is on the rise again. Provisional figures suggest that the number will rise by just shy of a quarter on(...)

Economic growth has been cited as a factor behind the sharp increase in deaths on Irish roads.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Economic growth has been cited as a factor behind the sharp increase in deaths on Irish roads. To date, 159 people have been killed on Irish roads t(...)

The data showed that motorcycle road fatalities mainly occurred at weekends, in daylight and in dry conditions.

A third of motorcyclists who died in crashes during a five-year period examined by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), drank alcohol before the collision(...)

The deaths of five people in two days devastated families in Co Donegal. But the horror does not end there: twelve people have been killed on Irish ro(...)

Fixed fines: drivers who are slightly over the speed limit face the same penalties as driver well in excess of the limit. Photograph: Alan Betson

A proposal to change speeding fines so that they take into account a driver’s income and also the extent to which the motorist was over the limit wil(...)

There were 89 fatal collisions and 93 fatalities from July 21st last to year to the same date this year.

Seven more people have died on the roads in the year to July 21st than in the previous 12 months according to the mid-year review of road safety publi(...)

A  smartphone displaying Nintendo’s Pokemon Go augmented-reality game. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority said people Pokemon Go players need to take responsibility for their safety when playing the game. M(...)

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