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#drink driving

# drink-driving - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Monday 18 September, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Friday 1 September, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 12 August, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Monday 7 August, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Friday 4 August, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Monday 31 July, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 23 July, 2017

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?

# drink-driving - Monday 17 July, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Friday 2 June, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Monday 24 April, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Friday 21 April, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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.

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.

# drink-driving - Friday 14 April, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 9 April, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Thursday 6 April, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Monday 27 February, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Friday 17 February, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught

Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.

# drink-driving - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Seven drink drivers arrested in one district over 24 hours

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

# drink-driving - Saturday 11 February, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'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.

# drink-driving - Friday 27 January, 2017

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

# drink-driving - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit

The person also had no motor tax or NCT.

# drink-driving - Monday 23 January, 2017

Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone

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

# drink-driving - Saturday 21 January, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Monday 9 January, 2017

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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers

This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.

# drink-driving - Friday 6 January, 2017

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.

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