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From TheJournal.ie Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide Road Safety

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws? New Laws This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws?

There has been opposition to the new laws by some TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland' Off The Road

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drink driving Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drink driving

The actor is to appear in court.

From TheJournal.ie Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change Off The Rails

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change

Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

From The42 Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence Court

Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence

The Derry native was given a two-year community order and banned from driving for 40 months.

From TheJournal.ie 'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme Prime Time

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme

The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.

From TheJournal.ie Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist' Road Safety

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill Road Traffic Bill

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill Shots Fired

'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman resigns from prestigious American football job after alleged drink driving incident Fergus Connolly
From TheJournal.ie 'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash London

'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash

The presenter has been banned from driving for 20 months and received a fine of €99,500.

There was a car crash on live TV outside Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink driving

McPartlin was fined nearly €100,000 after pleading guilty.

From TheJournal.ie Garda arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he was spotted driving erratically with burst tyre Galway
From TheJournal.ie Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving Rehab

Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving

The presenter has stepped aside from upcoming TV commitments.

From TheJournal.ie Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving London

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving

The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.

Ant McPartlin has been arrested following a drink-driving incident in London

A child was taken to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012 Danger Zone

Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012

Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.

From TheJournal.ie Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after totalling car in collision Moate

Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after totalling car in collision

The person was caught by Moate Garda Traffic Corps in Westmeath.

From TheJournal.ie One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving Driving Ban

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today Drink Driving

Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today

TDs voted in favour of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 at its second stage in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie 'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on' Interview

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

From TheJournal.ie 'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence Shane Ross

'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence

Shane Ross said he wants a sliding scale to be brought in.

From The42 Documents reveal Dan Carter fined €1000 for drink driving Slap On The Wrist

Documents reveal Dan Carter fined €1000 for drink driving

The 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card Gift A Lift

Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card

The message on the card reads “Here’s something that will give you a little lift this Christmas”.

From TheJournal.ie Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in On The Road

Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in

A number of arrests for drug-driving have also been made.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did a drink-driving campaign in 1972 really say the FIFTH pint was the one too many? Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child' Road Safety

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

From TheJournal.ie Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout Killarney

Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout

Separately, a car became wedged between a wall and a basement after a collision in Limerick city last night.

From TheJournal.ie Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence Clampdown

Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence

Gardaí have seized cars of motorists caught drunk and with drugs in their system.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?

Shane Ross is to introduce the bill to the Dáíl next week.

From TheJournal.ie Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children. We need this legislation' No Tolerance Policy

'You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children. We need this legislation'

A road safety campaigner called on all politicians to back new drink-driving legislation outside Leinster House yesterday.

From The42 Wayne Rooney banned from the road for two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving Off-field Problems

Wayne Rooney banned from the road for two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving

The Everton striker has also been ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work.

From The42 Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill arrested on suspicion of drink-driving Arrest

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

The 48-year old was stopped near Edinburgh on Sunday.

From The42 Everton star Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving Problems

Everton star Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving

The 31-year-old had been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way' Interview

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie 'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving Road Safety

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test Stay Safe

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years Down Down Down

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.