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#drink driving

# drink-driving - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change

Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

# drink-driving - Monday 21 May, 2018

From The42 Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence Court

Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence

The Derry native was given a two-year community order and banned from driving for 40 months.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme

The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.

# drink-driving - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# drink-driving - Friday 27 April, 2018

'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# drink-driving - Thursday 19 April, 2018

# drink-driving - Monday 16 April, 2018

'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash

The presenter has been banned from driving for 20 months and received a fine of €99,500.

From The Daily Edge There was a car crash on live TV outside Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink driving Ant McPartlin

There was a car crash on live TV outside Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink driving

McPartlin was fined nearly €100,000 after pleading guilty.

# drink-driving - Thursday 12 April, 2018

# drink-driving - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving

The presenter has stepped aside from upcoming TV commitments.

# drink-driving - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving

The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.

From The Daily Edge Ant McPartlin has been arrested following a drink-driving incident in London Ant McPartlin

Ant McPartlin has been arrested following a drink-driving incident in London

A child was taken to hospital.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

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.

# drink-driving - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after totalling car in collision

The person was caught by Moate Garda Traffic Corps in Westmeath.

# drink-driving - Monday 22 January, 2018

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

# drink-driving - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today

TDs voted in favour of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 at its second stage in the Dáil.

# drink-driving - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

# drink-driving - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence

Shane Ross said he wants a sliding scale to be brought in.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From The42 Documents reveal Dan Carter fined €1000 for drink driving Slap On The Wrist

Documents reveal Dan Carter fined €1000 for drink driving

The 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February.

# drink-driving - Friday 15 December, 2017

Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card

The message on the card reads “Here’s something that will give you a little lift this Christmas”.

# drink-driving - Monday 11 December, 2017

Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in

A number of arrests for drug-driving have also been made.

# drink-driving - Thursday 30 November, 2017

# drink-driving - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

# drink-driving - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout

Separately, a car became wedged between a wall and a basement after a collision in Limerick city last night.

# drink-driving - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence

Gardaí have seized cars of motorists caught drunk and with drugs in their system.

# drink-driving - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?

Shane Ross is to introduce the bill to the Dáíl next week.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

# 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.

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