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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?

Will Shane Ross’s new legislation really make a difference?

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law Off The Road

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

From TheJournal.ie Could this personalised breathalyser be the solution to Ireland's drink-driving woes? Necessary Measures

Could this personalised breathalyser be the solution to Ireland's drink-driving woes?

Interlock ignition systems are just one of the drink-driving deterrents that were showcased at yesterday’s RSA international conference.

From TheJournal.ie Danny Healy Rae says people who eat big meals and drive are a 'danger on the roads' Stout Argument

Danny Healy Rae says people who eat big meals and drive are a 'danger on the roads'

RSA boss Moyagh Murdock is before an Oireachtas joint committee today.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger Worrying Trend

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger

Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí thank 'civic-minded locals' who followed driver of crashed car Tralee

Gardaí thank 'civic-minded locals' who followed driver of crashed car

The driver had left the scene of the crash on foot but was followed by locals in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system Irish Roads

Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system

There is little appetite for stricter rules around driving and alcohol among the Irish population.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?' Opinion

Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'

The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives? All The Facts

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit? Drink Driving

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae's 'three Guinness' claims Drink Driving

Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae's 'three Guinness' claims

Eimear was injured in the incident, receiving a number of broken bones.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody caused a fatality by having three glasses of Guinness drank' - Healy Rae argues against new drink-driving laws Blind Spot

'Nobody caused a fatality by having three glasses of Guinness drank' - Healy Rae argues against new drink-driving laws

Shane Ross rejected claims that the plan would negatively impact rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law Rural Vs Urban

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law

Shane Ross says he hopes publicans and those living in rural areas will make the “necessary arrangements” to ensure they get home safely.

From TheJournal.ie 'Only a Dub would bring this in': Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban Disqualification

'Only a Dub would bring this in': Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban

Publicans say this will close down pubs in rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight Co Kildare

Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law Off The Road

Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law

A number of rural TDs, including some in the Independent Alliance, are unhappy with some aspects of the law.

From The42 Dan Carter loses Land Rover sponsorship deal over failed drink-driving test Dropped

Dan Carter loses Land Rover sponsorship deal over failed drink-driving test

The former All Black was caught drink-driving in Paris last week.

From The42 All Black legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving Problems

All Black legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving

The two-time World Cup winner, who plays for defending French champions Racing 92, said there were no excuses for his behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught Zero Tolerance

Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught

Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Man attends interview for job with Manchester Police smelling of alcohol, gets arrested for drink-driving Bad Idea
From TheJournal.ie Seven drink drivers arrested in one district over 24 hours Clampdown

Seven drink drivers arrested in one district over 24 hours

The drivers were caught in the Kildare area in just one day.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all motorists be disqualified for drink driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all motorists be disqualified for drink driving?

Shane Ross said he intends on passing legislation which would mean all drink drivers would be banned from the roads.

From TheJournal.ie 'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points Off The Road

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

From TheJournal.ie Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which killed teen Drink Driving

Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which killed teen

18-year-old Shane Patton was killed in the crash near Drumkeen in Donegal

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit Cabra

Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit

The person also had no motor tax or NCT.

From TheJournal.ie Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone Waterford

Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone

The driver is due to appear in court at a later date.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others Busy Weekend

Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others

A Limerick driver travelling at double the speed limit because he was ‘late to work’ was caught yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced? Alcohol This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced?

A proposed plan would see one small alcoholic drink place a driver over the limit.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed Road Safety

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers Crackdown

Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers

This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.

From TheJournal.ie Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years Road Deaths

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?

Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters Road Deaths

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

From TheJournal.ie There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015 Worrying Trend

There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015

The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochana are urging people not to drink and drive this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph Out In Force

Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph

Gardaí have also arrested a number of drink drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before Christmas Arrests

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days Alcohol

Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days

The figure is an increase of over a third (34%) on the number for this time last year.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign Drink Driving

Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign

Christmas trees and presents – gardaí have all sorts of advice at this time of the year.