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# Roads

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Government approves plans to accelerate Adare Bypass construction ahead of 2027 Ryder Cup
The 2027 edition of the Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States will be held at Adare Manor.
September 2023
Man charged over crash that killed nine-year-old boy in Donegal
The nine-year-old has been named as Ronan Wilson from Co Tyrone.
One person killed and a second injured in Clare motor rally
The incident happened during Stage 4 of the Clare Stages Rally which was being held in North Clare.
Massive overhaul of Irish speed limits will see 30 km/h maximum on many roads
A report by
Jane Matthews and Christine Bohan
Increased driver penalties have been recommended to Government to enforce proposed speed limit changes.
Book of condolence opened in Co Wexford for Irish couple killed in Rome road crash
Local councillor Jim Moore, who is a cousin of one of the deceased, said the community was in a state of ‘stunned silence’.
No deadline in place for lowering of speed limits, says McEntee
Minister of State at the Department of Transport Jack Chambers, said that he will bring proposals to Government to lower some speed limits by 20km/h.
Shock road safety adverts of the past weren't liked — but they were effective, says Taoiseach
‘We’ve gone backwards in terms of road safety,’ the Taoiseach said today.
This year
Greens see red over Varadkar's remarks on roads and rail plan
FG backbenchers have renewed calls for a meeting with Minister Eamon Ryan over road projects.
Varadkar and Ryan diverge over whether rail review makes case for more road investment
Varadkar says the case for further investment in roads is ‘really strong’.
Tolls to increase across the country as TII insists rises are necessary to improve road network
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Nine tolls will increase in price between 10c and 30c today across the country.
Ministers express unease over underspend on national roads projects
Cabinet was also told that Covid mitigation measures in hospitals are under review.
Transport Minister has had no engagement with toll companies despite Cabinet colleague claims
Minister Heather Humphreys said Transport Minister Eamon Ryan was engaging with toll operators.
What roads will be closed as Biden attends his first events in the Republic?
Phoenix Park will be closed to all access, traffic and pedestrians, from 5pm today until 5pm tomorrow.
Last year
Opinion: In a cold snap our footpaths and cycle lanes should also be gritted by councils
Dr Emma Howard says councils should prioritise the gritting of walkways and cycle lanes as we face a climate crisis.
Deferring toll price hikes by six months will first need agreement by all 8 operators, says TII
TII says agreement on deferral unlikely to happen until their boards meet in mid-December.
Tolls were set to rise from 1 January 1 to their maximum rate due to an increase in inflation
The announcement provoked anger as citizens grapple with the surging cost of living this winter
Taoiseach says transport minister examining 'how best to deal' with rise in toll charges
Eamon Ryan said earlier this week that he is reluctant to reduce toll charges.
Eamon Ryan ‘reluctant’ to tackle toll increases if it takes funding from road maintenance
Toll prices on nine roads are to rise in line with inflation.
Gardai seek witnesses of Wexford hit and run on early Saturday morning
The victim was brought to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin where he remains in a serious condition.
Woman in her 80s dies in Cork road collision
Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested to examine the scene.
Woman in her 90s dies after Mayo crash as four others are injured
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision near Kilkelly.
More than 1,000 drivers caught speeding on Irish roads over the weekend
Speeds of up to 170 km/h were detected in recent days.
Driver killed as car crashes into ditch and goes on fire near Enniscorthy
The crash happened at about 7.30pm yesterday on the R744.
Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
The minister says there is a real risk of projects not being completed if the State didn’t step in.
Man in his 60s dies in single-vehicle crash in Wexford
The crash happened at about 10.35 am in Curracloe.
Two killed in single-car crash overnight in Roscommon
The crash happened at 3.30am this morning.
All time
Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.
'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country’s climate targets.
Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country's climate targets.
Transport experts say focusing investment on public transport instead of roads would be a positive if done right in Ireland, Lauren Boland reports.
But in rural areas, there are concerns that a stop to road-building could cut isolated communities off even further.
Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow
The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it
Poll: Should Ireland suspend building roads for the climate?
Wales has temporarily stopped building new roads, pending a review of projects as part of climate measures.
Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.
Male pedestrian dies in crash on M7 motorway in Kildare
The man, who was in his 30s, received serious injuries and died in hospital.
Motorcyclist dies following collision in Co Louth
The crash occurred on Saturday evening on the N2, Edmonstown.
Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”
RSA warns motorists to be vigilant on the roads this February to avoid a repeat of last year's fatalities
Nineteen people died on the roads in February 2020.
Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.
RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
The RSA launched a new online portal in December.
80-year-old man dies after car crashes into ditch in west Cork
The crash happened on the L4704 at Ahakista near Bantry at about 5.55pm.
August bank holiday: Gardaí detect 160 drink and drug drivers and a motorist clocked at 203 km/h
Four people died on the country’s roads over the weekend with 10 people suffering serious injuries.
Motorcyclist dies in crash at Wexford roundabout
The crash happened at about 7.15 am at the Frankfort Roundabout, near Camolin.
Man critical and two others seriously injured as car crashes into ditch on the Beara Peninsula
The incident happened at about 6.10 pm this evening.
Witness appeal after two young people killed in collision between car and truck in Co Meath
The collision happened at around 1.10pm at Dunmoe, Navan.