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Minister for Transport Shane Ross:  asked to clarify how long he has known 125,860 learner-driver permit holders who obtained their first licence between 1984 and 2016 have never taken a driving test.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government must urgently address a loophole which allows more than 120,000 learner drivers continue driving for years without taking a driving tes(...)

Motorists in Dublin spend a total of 246 hours – more than 10 full days – in their cars, travelling at an average speed of less than 10 km per hour at peak times, according to new research. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

This week, Dublin scored highly in two international charts – one for the most liveable cities in the world and the other for chronic traffic congesti(...)

Almost 65 per cent of the cost of each litre of petrol sold in Ireland is made up of taxes. File photograph:  PA Photo

There has been some good news for Irish motorists since the beginning of the year with the price of some fuels on forecourts falling to their lowest l(...)

Gardaí will have early-evening, night and “morning-after” checkpoints over the Christmas period. Photograph: Frank Miller

One in eight drivers admitted to drink-driving in the past two years, according to a new survey. The survey of almost 4,000 motorists by AA Insurance(...)

Members of An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council officials “reclaiming” pallets in Finglas, Dublin, on Monday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fire stations across Dublin will be on standby from around 4pm on Wednesday to respond to reports of bonfires coming in to the Dublin Fire Brigade ca(...)

‘We have modern technology and engineering that enables disabled people to use motor vehicles,’ the judge said. Photograph: iStock

A judge has banned a motorist from driving for six months after the driver’s car was found parked in a disabled parking space in Ennis, Co Clare. At (...)

Some younger drivers are being quoted €5,0000 to €6,000 for an annual premium. Photograph: iStock

In Ireland we like our economic roller-coasters – just look at economic growth and house prices. To this, add motor insurance, which has swung wildly (...)

According to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs, the average cost of running a family car comes in at €10,691, up €20 on last year’s figure. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Any savings Irish motorists might make as a result of reported falls in the cost of car insurance are being offset by a significant rise in the cost o(...)

AA says Ireland is not ready for self-driving cars and must do more to prepare for the future

The AA is hosting a CarTech Conference in October, to assess Ireland’s preparedness for electric, connected and autonomous cars. The conference, due(...)

“More motorists are experiencing incidents of bad behaviour on the part of other drivers.” Photograph: iStock

A majority of Irish drivers are reporting higher volumes of bad behaviour, including road rage, according to a new survey, which links the increase to(...)

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