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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 31 May, 2016


# drivers - Today’s News


# drivers - Yesterday’s News

The Labour Court has recommended an 18.3% pay increase for Luas drivers

Union Siptu now says that it will put the recommended increase to its members.

# drivers - Friday 27 May, 2016

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

# drivers - Saturday 21 May, 2016

"We're looking for a fair slice of the company we've helped build"

Luas drivers speak about their long-running dispute.

# drivers - Friday 13 May, 2016

Gardaí crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

Gardaí say they are planning to carry out more targeted operations over the coming days.

# drivers - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%

TDs said it was time the insurance companies were transparent about why the costs were on the rise for customers.

# drivers - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Irish Rail drivers received no support as families question them at suicide inquests

That’s according to a report carried out by the Railway Accident Investigation Unit.

# drivers - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

There are MORE Luas strikes planned for this weekend – and it looks like they’re going ahead…

The tram service was closed last weekend, and it seems it’ll take something special to stop this weekend’s strikes from going ahead also.

# drivers - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Garda operation targeting people using mobile phones while driving

Operation Mobile Phone will continue today.

# drivers - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge This guy has been documenting all the passive aggressive parking notes he comes across Gas Tickets

# drivers - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue

Irish drivers will collectively pay €300 million in extra premium costs this year, according to the AA.

# drivers - Sunday 27 December, 2015

# drivers - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Owners of self-driving cars may need illegal distractions to stop them nodding off

A study in the US found people were less likely to fall asleep behind the wheel if they were watching a screen with moving images.

# drivers - Friday 13 November, 2015

‘Pure luck no one was killed’: Drivers concerned about safety after wheel falls off Dublin bus

Dublin Bus has said maintenance controllers regularly carry out checks on buses.

# drivers - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed?

Or do they still deserve some privacy?

# drivers - Thursday 1 October, 2015

We’re about to find out how many Volkswagens in Ireland have been hit by the emissions scandal

The managing director of Volkswagen’s Irish branch is set to appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee.

# drivers - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations

The Department of Justice has reported that 1,526 drivers avoided penalty points by donating to the court poor box from January 2014- May 2015.

# drivers - Monday 21 September, 2015

Poll: Should all motorists be made pay €50 for an ‘emergency pack’? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all motorists be made pay €50 for an ‘emergency pack’?

The Garda Commissioner wants to make it an offence not to have a working torch, breakdown triangle, hi-vis vest and fire extinguisher.

# drivers - Sunday 16 August, 2015

A lot of Irish people shave and apply make-up while driving

More than 80% of motorists also said they see other drivers using mobile devices while driving on a regular basis.

# drivers - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with a Jeep in Blessington

Another motorcyclist was injured in the incident.

# drivers - Monday 10 August, 2015

Retailers fear Dublin traffic restrictions will force shoppers to out-of-town centres

The Irish Parking Association said the restrictions could result in a 24% fall off in shopping and entertainment revenue.

# drivers - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June

Today gardaí said many of these drivers are also active criminals with multiple previous convictions.

# drivers - Monday 3 August, 2015

Man killed in three car crash in Louth

A woman in her 40s in one of the other cars was also seriously injured.

# drivers - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

‘Stop, sip, sleep’: New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel Wakey Wakey This post contains videos

‘Stop, sip, sleep’: New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel

Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.

# drivers - Saturday 27 June, 2015

More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue

A spokesperson for the company has said that it is not a “stop driving your car immediately” issue.

# drivers - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

‘Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients’

Dublin City Council ordered the closure of the rank at the end of the month.

# drivers - Monday 22 June, 2015

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution

A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.

# drivers - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

We’ll give you three guesses…

# drivers - Thursday 4 June, 2015

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# drivers - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus want to sue unions over strike losses

The bus strike starts tomorrow.

# drivers - Friday 24 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 emotions every driver experiences while on the M50 M Fiddy

9 emotions every driver experiences while on the M50

The bane of your life.

# drivers - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From Business ETC Bus drivers to stop working for two hours – but that may not be enough Work Stoppage

Bus drivers to stop working for two hours – but that may not be enough

A two hour work stoppage is planned for 1 May but one union says this may not be enough.

# drivers - Monday 13 April, 2015

Mayo ‘Fast & Furious’ imitators told “Donuts are for eating not car manoeuvres”

Gardaí are receiving complaints about loud noises emitted from revved up engines and screeching tyres.

# drivers - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours

Gardaí have checked more than 100,000 vehicles since yesterday morning.

# drivers - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Stuck behind a tractor? Appreciate that they’re providing your food, say road chiefs

You’ll be seeing a lot more on the roads in the coming weeks.

# drivers - Friday 16 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge This video perfectly captures what all Irish people do in the privacy of their own cars Beep Beep

# drivers - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

One in 12 drivers are still using their mobile phone while driving Dangerous Driving This post contains a poll

One in 12 drivers are still using their mobile phone while driving

Despite Garda initiatives to crack down on it, the figures have risen since last year.

# drivers - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Speed cameras to be reviewed as system ‘clearly isn’t working’

The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.

# drivers - Monday 27 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 essential hacks for cyclists in Ireland Cycling Hacks

8 essential hacks for cyclists in Ireland

Spoiler: the ‘ass saver’ will change your life.

# drivers - Monday 20 October, 2014

Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers

Three clamping staff were also attacked during that time in the city.

# drivers - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Phones, children and even car mats are distracting drivers – making crashes more likely

Road Safety Week is highlighting the increase of deaths on our roads this year.

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