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Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation
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Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation

Apr 7th 2021, 8:25 PM 94 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy delves into the Government meetings, letters and emails behind the new penalty points regulation for fishers.

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
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More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 39,869 Views 31 Comments

A total of 510,269 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2020.

Independent watchdog criticises continuing failure of gardaí to provide specific details over requests to cancel penalty points
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Independent watchdog criticises continuing failure of gardaí to provide specific details over requests to cancel penalty points

Jan 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 16,807 Views 29 Comments

Gardaí must prove they were exceeding the speed limit as they carried out their duty.

Here's how many times motorists got caught speeding last year - and how many got disqualified
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Here's how many times motorists got caught speeding last year - and how many got disqualified

Jan 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,123 Views 53 Comments

By far, the most common offence detected and which led to a driver being disqualified is speeding.

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
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Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 47,113 Views 91 Comments

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 106,545.

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws
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'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Nov 25th 2019, 5:10 PM 20,540 Views 54 Comments

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

Thousands of penalty points could be wiped out if High Court challenge over legislation succeeds
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Thousands of penalty points could be wiped out if High Court challenge over legislation succeeds

Aug 1st 2019, 7:38 PM 28,397 Views 0 Comments

The matter has been adjourned until November.

Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years
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Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years

Jul 27th 2019, 12:24 PM 20,194 Views 45 Comments

Marc Mac Sharry TD said the legacy of declining Garda numbers has had an impact on the drop in figures.

'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system
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'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system

Jul 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,285 Views 15 Comments

The government has previously tried to implement the points system – in 2014, 2016 and 2018 – failing each time.

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences
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County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences

Dec 26th 2018, 11:00 PM 35,266 Views 35 Comments

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 108,104.

Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points
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Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points

Dec 18th 2018, 5:19 PM 14,705 Views 59 Comments

The general scheme of the Bill was approved this afternoon.

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit
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# Speeding

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit

Dec 11th 2018, 6:02 PM 45,544 Views 108 Comments

A graduated penalty system for speeding will be introduced where the speed limit is exceeded by 30kph.

Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines?
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Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines?

Dec 11th 2018, 8:31 AM 77,287 Views 187 Comments

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is proposing drivers should be fined in such instances.

Two 'clamp fairies' arrested for removing clamps from cars in Dublin
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Two 'clamp fairies' arrested for removing clamps from cars in Dublin

Oct 1st 2018, 11:29 AM 80,461 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí issued fixed charge penalty notices to the owners of vehicles parked on the same footpath.

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points
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Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points

Aug 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,503 Views 78 Comments

Motorists continue to park on cycle lane because they face no consequences for doing so, said the party.

Driver caught doing 156kph in 80kph zone
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Driver caught doing 156kph in 80kph zone

Aug 10th 2018, 10:47 PM 43,395 Views 43 Comments

The motorist was caught by gardaí in Dublin today.

The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law
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The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law

Aug 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,837 Views 96 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross said he hopes to have a general scheme for the legislation ready by Christmas.

Retired garda says it would've been 'out of character' for Callinan to say such nasty things about McCabe
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Retired garda says it would've been 'out of character' for Callinan to say such nasty things about McCabe

Updated Jun 6th 2018, 11:00 PM 20,658 Views 0 Comments

A retired assistant commissioner, and a superintendent in the communications section, gave evidence at Dublin Castle this morning.

A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time
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A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time

Feb 5th 2018, 3:13 PM 1,761 Views 3 Comments

Two points and an €80 fine for one motorist last year.

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

Dec 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,360 Views 18 Comments

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

Gardaí thank whistleblower Maurice McCabe for bringing the penalty points scandal to light
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Gardaí thank whistleblower Maurice McCabe for bringing the penalty points scandal to light

Dec 1st 2017, 9:40 PM 20,292 Views 66 Comments

Gsoc today released a damning report showing the cancellation of around 75,000 fixed charge notices.

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'
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Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

Nov 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 58,499 Views 115 Comments

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'
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# Fixed Charge Notice

Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'

Nov 3rd 2017, 8:33 PM 47,641 Views 69 Comments

Alan O’Callaghan was faced with a fixed charge penalty notice prosecution.

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased
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Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased

Oct 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,156 Views 60 Comments

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was willing to raise the points.

A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn't pay their fine last year
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A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn't pay their fine last year

Jun 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,060 Views 12 Comments

Some of the offences related to under-17s passengers.

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade
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Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade

Jun 7th 2017, 12:01 AM 8,729 Views 66 Comments

Since the introduction of penalty points Ireland’s male drivers have received the lion’s share of fixed charge notices for road infractions.

Poll: Does the risk of penalty points affect your driving?
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Poll: Does the risk of penalty points affect your driving?

Jun 6th 2017, 8:32 AM 22,159 Views 53 Comments

Incurring penalty points can make your insurance more expensive and even disqualify you from driving.

Ranked - the counties where you're most likely to have received penalty points
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Ranked - the counties where you're most likely to have received penalty points

Jun 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 46,815 Views 54 Comments

Some counties with the worst road fatality records in Ireland incur the least penalty points in the country.

Dundalk boss digs at title rivals Cork City over 'manufactured' penalties
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Dundalk boss digs at title rivals Cork City over 'manufactured' penalties

Apr 12th 2017, 6:40 PM 5,904 Views 38 Comments

“We are not going to encourage our players to go down,” said Stephen Kenny. “We have our values.”

'A very high stakes game': Over 150,000 cars on the road without insurance
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'A very high stakes game': Over 150,000 cars on the road without insurance

Dec 19th 2016, 8:18 AM 18,604 Views 105 Comments

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) said it was deeply concerned with the spike in numbers.

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?
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Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?

Nov 18th 2016, 8:42 AM 21,380 Views 105 Comments

The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.

Penalty points loophole to be closed by government
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Penalty points loophole to be closed by government

Jun 21st 2016, 9:41 PM 33,292 Views 42 Comments

The loophole has seen roughly 7,500 cases annually thrown out of court.

Gardaí planning huge crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
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Gardaí planning huge crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

May 7th 2016, 2:38 PM 28,703 Views 105 Comments

More than 28,000 people were caught using their phone while driving last year.

Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed?
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Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed?

Oct 24th 2015, 10:28 AM 17,218 Views 63 Comments

Or do they still deserve some privacy?

These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations
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These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations

Sep 29th 2015, 6:40 PM 26,968 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Justice has reported that 1,526 drivers avoided penalty points by donating to the court poor box from January 2014- May 2015.

Which star sign is most likely to attract penalty points?
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# Written In The Stars

Which star sign is most likely to attract penalty points?

Aug 23rd 2015, 12:12 PM 32,636 Views 43 Comments

It’s Sunday and AA Ireland’s tongue is firmly in its cheek with this analysis.

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution
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Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution

Jun 22nd 2015, 2:15 PM 16,006 Views 19 Comments

A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
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Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

Jun 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 46,042 Views 53 Comments

We’ll give you three guesses…

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment...
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The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment...

Apr 18th 2015, 7:15 AM 21,102 Views 84 Comments

And it’s all because of penalty points. Hang about though, it might not all be bad news…

Mick Wallace claims a Fine Gael TD's court summonses are being 'kept on the shelf'
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Mick Wallace claims a Fine Gael TD's court summonses are being 'kept on the shelf'

Apr 1st 2015, 8:58 AM 15,064 Views 105 Comments

The independent TD made the comments in the Dáil yesterday.

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