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# drink-driving - Yesterday’s News

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# drink-driving - Yesterday’s News

'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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

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.

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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 31 December, 2016

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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

Gardaí have also arrested a number of drink drivers.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign

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

# drink-driving - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

# drink-driving - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint

Two people were arrested in the Thor Operation checkpoint.

# drink-driving - Thursday 1 December, 2016

This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas

The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.

# drink-driving - Friday 18 November, 2016

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.

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