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From TheJournal.ie RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law' Drink Driving

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'

Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.

From TheJournal.ie 'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban Drink Driving

'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban

The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.

From TheJournal.ie 'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban Barry Cowen

'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban

The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.

From TheJournal.ie Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban

Cowen has apologised for his actions and said he regrets what happened.

From TheJournal.ie 'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban Drink Driving

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban

Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.

From TheJournal.ie 'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban Fianna Fáil

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Man who fled checkpoint jailed following 'litany of episodes of reckless and dangerous driving' Dublin

Man who fled checkpoint jailed following 'litany of episodes of reckless and dangerous driving'

John McDonagh took off at speed at a garda checkpoint in Dublin last year.

From TheJournal.ie Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers Government Formation

Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers

The transport minister said his new speeding laws are in peril.

From TheJournal.ie Extra charges brought against Norwegian man after alleged naked drink-driving rampage in bin lorry Dublin

Extra charges brought against Norwegian man after alleged naked drink-driving rampage in bin lorry

55-year-old Rune Skinnarland said he believed his drink had been spiked.

From TheJournal.ie One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers Road Safety

One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers

More than 650 drivers have been arrested since this year’s road safety campaign was launched.

From TheJournal.ie Avoid driving if you still feel hungover the morning after a night out, AA Ireland advises The Morning After

Avoid driving if you still feel hungover the morning after a night out, AA Ireland advises

It takes most people between one and two hours to process one standard drink.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irresponsible nonsense': Tánaiste dismisses Danny Healy-Rae's call for drink-driving 'permit' Two Pint Limit

'Irresponsible nonsense': Tánaiste dismisses Danny Healy-Rae's call for drink-driving 'permit'

Danny Healy Rae wants permits to be handed out to allow rural drink driving.

From TheJournal.ie Two motorists arrested and over 600 tested for intoxicated driving in overnight Garda operation Co Kildare

Two motorists arrested and over 600 tested for intoxicated driving in overnight Garda operation

The initiative – Operation Surround – was carried out in various locations in Co Kildare.

From The42 Richard Keogh sacked a month after Derby car crash - reports Let Go

Richard Keogh sacked a month after Derby car crash - reports

The Ireland defender suffered serious injuries in an incident during a team night out on 24 September.

From The42 Sheffield United striker charged with drink-driving Problems

Sheffield United striker charged with drink-driving

Oli McBurnie is accused of driving over the limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest four for drink and drug driving offences in Limerick Drink Driving

Gardaí arrest four for drink and drug driving offences in Limerick

The four were arrested in both Limerick city and county by members of the Roads Policing Unit.

From TheJournal.ie Garda recruit resigns as alleged drink driving incident probed in Templemore Investigation

Garda recruit resigns as alleged drink driving incident probed in Templemore

The alleged drink-drive incident happened on Wednesday evening this week.

From TheJournal.ie Ian Bailey released without charge after arrest on suspicion of drink driving Arrest

Ian Bailey released without charge after arrest on suspicion of drink driving

The 62-year-old was arrested last night in Schull.

From TheJournal.ie Ian Bailey arrested in Cork on suspicion of drink driving West Cork

Ian Bailey arrested in Cork on suspicion of drink driving

The 62-year-old was detained in Schull this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist arrested on suspicion of drink driving with infant in front seat Arklow

Motorist arrested on suspicion of drink driving with infant in front seat

The child was not strapped in while the man was driving.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest man driving on Luas tracks with open can of cider beside him Surely Not
From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest six people in traffic operation targeting bank holiday drink drivers Operation Lockdown

Gardaí arrest six people in traffic operation targeting bank holiday drink drivers

Over 350 drivers were tested.

From TheJournal.ie 'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws Drink Driving

'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws

The Minister for Transport has also received correspondence praising his approach in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man and his wife killed in New York crash by suspected drunk-driver John Heneghan

Irish man and his wife killed in New York crash by suspected drunk-driver

John Heneghan was originally from Mayo but was living in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks Over The Top

Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks

He previously claimed the new laws were being implemented unfairly.

From TheJournal.ie Garda representatives welcome withdrawal of McGrath's 'no basis' claims Finian McGrath

Garda representatives welcome withdrawal of McGrath's 'no basis' claims

Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath said there was an “agenda” in the gardaí to damage government.

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.

From TheJournal.ie Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws' Independent TD

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie 17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year Drink Driving

17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year

From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested.

From TheJournal.ie One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Poll

One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

That’s according to a survey carried out for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

From TheJournal.ie 'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Drink Driving

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should banned drink drivers be given an exemption to drive to work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should banned drink drivers be given an exemption to drive to work?

It’s reported that the government is set to examine this proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem Taxi Service

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem

A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after gardaí discover pint of Guinness next to him in car Drink Driving

Man arrested after gardaí discover pint of Guinness next to him in car

The man was stopped by gardaí at a Meath Roads Policing checkpoint on Wednesday night.

From TheJournal.ie Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland Samuel Joseph Tucker

Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland

Samuel Joseph Tucker is wanted to stand trial in the US on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected drink driver escaped arrest because garda wasn't allowed turn on sirens No Alarms No Surprises

Suspected drink driver escaped arrest because garda wasn't allowed turn on sirens Exclusive

A garda patrol team was on duty in west Dublin last week when the incident happened.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser?

Michael Healy-Rae has said the exact device that is used by the gardaí should be made widely available to everyone.

From TheJournal.ie 938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December Arrests

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December

Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 700 people arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving this month December

Almost 700 people arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving this month

In 2017, a total of 812 motorists were caught driving while intoxicated during the month of December.

From TheJournal.ie 15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night Driving Under The Influence

15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night

The arrests were made between midnight and 9am this morning.

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