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# drivers - Yesterday’s News


# drivers - Saturday 22 October, 2016

341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown

Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.

# drivers - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Free Culture Night buses around Dublin city won't run because of strike action

Dublin Bus has a long association with the arts event, and is described as its Transport Partner.

# drivers - Sunday 28 August, 2016

New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test

Immigrants make up 96% of the 144,000 cabbies in the city.

# drivers - Saturday 30 July, 2016

'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads

Six people have lost their lives in road collisions in Donegal this year – five of those road deaths occurred this week.

# drivers - Friday 22 July, 2016

This is how drivers will be protected if a motor insurance company collapses

The liquidation of Setanta Insurance in 2014 left over 1,700 people out of pocket.

# drivers - Monday 27 June, 2016

Dublin Bus workers are looking for a 30% pay rise in line with Luas staff

The NBRU said that drivers have not ruled out industrial action in pursuit of their claim.

# drivers - Sunday 12 June, 2016

'I'm late, I'm late': Gardaí catch car speeding at 121 kph in 50 kilometre zone

Officers are warning drivers to slow down.

# drivers - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Michael O'Leary on Luas drivers - "I'd sack the lot of them"

The Ryanair CEO wasn’t mincing his words today.

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

# drivers - Monday 30 May, 2016

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.

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