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#Irish Roads

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 County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences Irish Roads

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences

The majority of drivers had three penalty points (400,502), while 59,404 had six points and 42,700 had two.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two of the funniest lads there was': Tributes paid to friends who died in Donegal crash Co. Donegal

'Two of the funniest lads there was': Tributes paid to friends who died in Donegal crash

The two young men have been named locally as Nathan Farrell, aged 18, and Nathan Fullerton, aged 17.

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 WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive Sponsored By Mini

WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive

We’re giving you a free trip, surf lessons – and the lend of a new MINI Countryman to get there and back.

13 times Irish people didn't need no damn trailer

Some sights to be seen.

17 things that could only happen on Irish roads

The things you see.

13 tweets that perfectly illustrate Irish country roads

Country road, country road.

From TheJournal.ie You need a driver's licence to use these weird-looking scooters Striking A Balance

You need a driver's licence to use these weird-looking scooters

They’ve been banned in London, but what’s the law surrounding self-balancing scooters in Ireland?

This helpful conversation was spotted on a road in Clare

Thanks for confirming.

12 of the most confusing things spotted on Ireland's roads

How bizarre, how bizarre.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in Mayo is fifth pedestrian killed on Irish roads in 2015 Fatal

Woman in Mayo is fifth pedestrian killed on Irish roads in 2015

She was hit at around 7:30 this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Irish road deaths are on the rise - is it time we looked to Sweden for safety inspiration? Road Deaths

Irish road deaths are on the rise - is it time we looked to Sweden for safety inspiration?

The CEO of the RSA said, ‘We saved more lives than ever before in 2012 we can do it again in 2015′.

From TheJournal.ie Which county's drivers clocked up the most miles last year?
16 reasons Irish roads are the best in the world

16 reasons Irish roads are the best in the world

Great drivin’.

From TheJournal.ie Potholes, loose chippings, floods: Welcome to Ireland’s rural roads Road Safety

Potholes, loose chippings, floods: Welcome to Ireland’s rural roads

One council engineer admits that limited funding means “we are stretched beyond breaking point to carry out even basic repairs”.

From TheJournal.ie Targeted safety measures resulting in fewer road deaths says Shatter Roads

Targeted safety measures resulting in fewer road deaths says Shatter

The Justice Minister was responding to figures who show a record low in the number of road deaths in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie A bull, a portaloo and a boat: Our roads in 2012 I'm On A Boat

A bull, a portaloo and a boat: Our roads in 2012

Between animals and inanimate objects, Ireland’s roads had a lot more than cars on them in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: 10 of the worst road bends in Ireland Careful Now This post contains images

Pictures: 10 of the worst road bends in Ireland

At seven each, Tipperary and Limerick are the counties with the most bad bends that need to be fixed, followed by Kerry and Cork with six each.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after Tipperary road crash Irish Roads

Man dies after Tipperary road crash

The 68-year-old was fatally injured in the accident yesterday evening.

A FORMER GARDA has been found guilty at Wexford Criminal Court of causing an insurance company loss through deception and corruption, RTÉ reports. John Joe Synott of Camblin, New Ross, was also convicted of knowingly using a document containing a false statement. He had allegedly assisted other people in defrauding the AXA insurance company over a supposed road traffic accident in September 2007. He will be sentenced on 22 June.

From TheJournal.ie Road safety campaign urges greater driver caution on motorways Road Safety

Road safety campaign urges greater driver caution on motorways

Meanwhile, report suggests penalty points system may be changed for new drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Has the bad weather forced you to change your plans for Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has the bad weather forced you to change your plans for Christmas?

Let us know how the big freeze has affected you.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Developer Paddy Kelly says he likes walking after his BMW is seized; Brian Cowen’s plan to turn 83,000 into 250,000; and the Korean peninsula at loggerheads again – over a Christmas tree.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: the world takes stock of Ireland’s budget, the customers who got ‘free money’ from Bank of Ireland will have to pay it back and David Drumm is quizzed about his wife’s jewellery.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Lenihan voted Europe’s worst finance minister; semi state bosses to escape pay cuts, and a live stunt on German TV goes horribly wrong.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: heavy snowfalls mostly failed to materialise but Ireland’s roads remain treacherous, questions over the legality of Ireland’s bailout – and why it’s okay not to eat your greens.

AN 80-YEAR-OLD PEDESTRIAN has died after he was struck by a car in Ballyfroota, Ballylanders, Co Limerick last night. Gardaí are investigating the accident, which occurred at around 8.45pm.

From TheJournal.ie Weather warning issued for motorists as snow falls across Ireland Big Freeze

Weather warning issued for motorists as snow falls across Ireland

Forecast is for cold snap to stick around.

From TheJournal.ie Weather warning issued: gales over 100km expected tomorrow Weather

Weather warning issued: gales over 100km expected tomorrow

Yes, folks, there’s another storm headed our way…

From TheJournal.ie Twitter reacts to #stormwatch Storm This post contains images

Twitter reacts to #stormwatch

Weather warnings still in place today, but some Twitter users seemed disappointed with the intensity of last night’s storm.

From TheJournal.ie Weather warnings still in place after weekend storm warnings Storm

Weather warnings still in place after weekend storm warnings

Several Dublin roads remain closed at the Strand Road junction as further rain and winds forecast for today.

A FEMALE PEDESTRIAN in her 50s has died after being struck by a car in Ballydangan, Co Roscommon. The incident occurred at around 6pm yesterday evening, according to RTÉ. AA Roadwatch reports: “The Old N6 Ballinsloe/Athlone Rd(R446) is closed at Beaghamore until further notice”. Diversions are in place.

A MAN HAS DIED AFTER the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car in Co Clare at around 7.30 this morning, RTÉ reports. No other injuries have been reported. The collision occurred on the R352 Ennis to Tulla road, which remains closed. The AA reports that diversions are in place.

ONE MAN HAS DIED FOLLOWING a two-vehicle collision in Co Donegal at around 4pm today. RTÉ reports that there were two occupants in each car, and the other three people were taken to hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be serious. The Donegal town by-pass is closed as a result, with diversions through the town.

From TheJournal.ie Three killed on Irish roads last night Roads

Three killed on Irish roads last night

Separate crashes in Counties Kerry, Cavan and Limerick claim lives.

A MALE MOTORCYCLIST, 37, has died following a collision with a car on the N7 Dublin Road outside Limerick. The accident occurred on the Annacotty to Kilmurray stretch of the N7 at around 7pm, according to RTÉ.

From TheJournal.ie 8 things you definitely didn't know about Irish roads Irish Roads

8 things you definitely didn't know about Irish roads

As the final stretch of the M9 Dublin to Waterford route opens, we bring you eight facts you (probably) definitely didn’t know about Irish roads.

A WOMAN IN HER LATE 30S has died in a road accident near Delvin, Co Westmeath, RTÉ reports. She was driving a jeep which collided with an articulated lorry. She was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, but was later pronounced dead. The road has been closed as gardaí examine the scene.

DELAYS IN LEAVING THE carpark after the weekend’s Electric Picnic festival have eased, according to AA Roadwatch. There is no major congestion in the area, but there is also a lot of surface water on the Athy – Stradbally Road. Drivers are urged to take extra care on the wet roads today.

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