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# drink-driving - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

RSA to LC students: If a driver’s had a drink don’t get into their car

The authority is making a specific plea celebrating students.

# drink-driving - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers

Plus: How many flights went in and out of Ireland’s airports last year?

# drink-driving - Thursday 24 July, 2014

# drink-driving - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

What’s the speed limit in France? Or Spain?

New app provides by-country road safety details for motorists in the EU.

# drink-driving - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Guy drives around offering free lifts home to people who’ve been drinking Good Guy Alex

Guy drives around offering free lifts home to people who’ve been drinking

There was a deeper meaning to it all though.

# drink-driving - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Gaybo to resign as RSA chairman, criticises a lack of garda resources

The RSA thanked him for his ‘tireless’ work as a campaigner.

# drink-driving - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Have you ever seen a friend drive under the influence of drugs? 1 in 6 have

A new survey from eFlow also reveals a high number of people speed regularly.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Opinion: My sister was an innocent victim, wrongly taken. Our family will never be the same.

This is my message to every driver out there: it’s not worth the text, the speed or that one extra drink for the road.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to detain a drunk person until they sober up?

Under current legislation, people arrested for public order offences cannot be held until they sober up.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

153 people were arrested for drink driving over the Easter weekend

Gardaí say it is clear that their message is “still not getting through”.

# drink-driving - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Drink-driving clampdown results in almost 1500 tests and nine arrests

Mandatory Alcohol Testing checkpoints have been set up around the country

# drink-driving - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Almost 2,000 drivers arrested for drink driving so far this year

A number of Mandatory Alcohol Testing checkpoints will be set up around the country this weekend.

# drink-driving - Friday 28 March, 2014

Corrie’s Rita arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

The 80-year-old actress was arrested by Knutsford police after her daughter was arrested for the same offence.

# drink-driving - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Gardaí will be out in force to ensure everyone has a ‘safe and fun’ St. Patrick’s weekend

“Between 2007 to 2013, 17 people were killed and seriously injured on our roads on St. Patrick’s Day

# drink-driving - Sunday 2 February, 2014

One night in Dublin: 1,545 cars, 560 breath tests, 5 arrests

Gardaí set up checkpoints in Dublin last night to catch drink-drivers.

# drink-driving - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Here’s what happens when you’re arrested on suspicion of drink-driving…

Traffic gardaí have been giving us an insight into the fate awaiting drivers who fail roadside breath tests. The whole ordeal’s pretty grim, as you might imagine…

# drink-driving - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Politicians’ drink-driving privilege should ‘be withdrawn’

A Labour senator says that the laws are outdated and politicians must “lead from the front” on road safety.

Gardaí made 805 drink-drive arrests during Christmas clamp-down

New Year’s Day was the worst day, with 45 arrests made. 11 people were detained on Christmas Day itself.

# drink-driving - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Over 300 drivers were breath-tested in Dublin last night

One person was arrested for drink-driving after four checkpoints were set up across the city.

# drink-driving - Monday 30 December, 2013

Warning over New Year’s Eve drink-driving as road deaths increase in 2013

The AA has said that road deaths have increased for the first time since 2005, with alcohol a contributing factor.

# drink-driving - Saturday 14 December, 2013

These graphs show how more breath-testing has affected drink-driving

Figures supplied by Gardaí show a year-on-year drop in the number of drivers found to be intoxicated.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

How many drivers did Gardaí catch drink-driving or speeding this afternoon?

Three checkpoints were set up as part of their Christmas Enforcement Campaign.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Poll: Would you report a drink-driver to the gardaí for money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you report a drink-driver to the gardaí for money?

Police in the West Midlands of England are offering up to £200 for people who report drink-drivers.

# drink-driving - Monday 4 November, 2013

Nearly six per cent admit to drink driving, men more likely to do it than women

The findings are contained in a new survey from AA Motor Insurance.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week

The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.

# drink-driving - Saturday 13 July, 2013

The Comeback Kid: car crash survivor spreads word about drink driving

17-year-old Shane Mullins drove drunk and crashed his car, sustaining a horrific brain injury: now he is touring the country as a motivational speaker on mental health.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

German TV station airs Healy Rae drink-drive segment

Around 2 million viewers tuned in to watch a report that featured uileann pipes, ballad singing and countless pints of Guinness.

# drink-driving - Thursday 27 June, 2013

‘N’ plates for new drivers on the way as Traffic Bill published

The Bill also allows for roadside testing for drug driving, and details plans to test unconscious drivers.

# drink-driving - Friday 21 June, 2013

Gerard Depardieu has license suspended for driving scooter while drunk

The veteran actor was three times over the legal limit when he was arrested in Paris last year after falling off the scooter.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

After his spread in German Playboy, Danny Healy-Rae set for German TV

Danny said he was not worried about how he was representing Ireland internationally in the German documentary.

# drink-driving - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Cyclist in his 80s dies after being struck by car

The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving but has since been released without charge.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers

The RSA has said that the role of supervising a learner driver cannot be performed “if the accompanying driver is intoxicated.”

# drink-driving - Friday 8 February, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added musical history

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

TD Clare Daly stopped by Gardaí over alleged drink driving

The ULA deputy was arrested in Dublin last night, and said she had “been given a hot whiskey for a cold.”

Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed

Kerry County Council has confirmed that it has sent a letter to Alan Shatter on foot of the controversial motion passed by the council last week.

# drink-driving - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Column: Healy-Rae’s drink-driving vote is insulting to people who’ve lost loved ones

Kerry Counsellor Danny Healy-Rae should have had to look into the eyes a bereaved family member before he tabled his drink driving proposal, writes Christina Donnelly, whose son was killed by a drunk driver in 2009.

Top readers’ comments of the week

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# drink-driving - Thursday 24 January, 2013

“Grossly irresponsible”: Shatter hits back at rural drink-driving proposal

The anti-drink-driving message “should not be and cannot be contradicted by individuals seeking self political promotion”, added the Justice Minister.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Government dismisses Healy-Rae’s bid to relax drink-driving limit in rural areas

Responding to the Department of Transport’s dismissal of his idea, Kerry county councillor Danny Healy-Rae told TheJournal.ie: “We’ll see about that.”

# drink-driving - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths?

Ireland is considering introducing them as a sentencing option in drink-driving convictions, a measure recommended this week in the US.

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