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#Road Deaths

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Almost a third of people who died on the roads in 2014 had alcohol in their system

The median level of blood alcohol concentration was four times the legal limit.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin

The occupants of the second car were seriously injured.

# road-deaths - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Man dies when car he is driving collides with bus in Cork

The bus driver was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

# road-deaths - Friday 13 January, 2017

'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash

Her two children are in hospital, with one in a serious condition.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - Friday 30 December, 2016

Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night RIP

Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night

She was pronounced dead at the scene in Cavan.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - Friday 9 December, 2016

Woman (25) dies after her car hits wall in Waterford

The crash happened last night and the woman was pronounced dead today.

# road-deaths - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Roscommon

The N5 is closed between Frenchpark and Ballaghaderreen and diversions are in place.

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.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick

A section of the road remains closed to facilitate a garda forensic examination.

# road-deaths - Monday 5 December, 2016

Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash

Six people who were injured in the collision remain in hospital this morning.

# road-deaths - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news' RIP

Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news'

Today is the first one that my sister Donna Fox is among those we are remembering, writes Neil Fox on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

# road-deaths - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'We need to remember that there are real lives, real families behind these statistics'

23,949 people have died on Irish roads since records began in 1959.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

Woman in her 80s dies after single-vehicle crash in Roscommon

The car she was driving hit a wall on Sunday.

Woman in her 20s dies after car hits wall in Dublin

The driver, a man in his 20s, and a female passenger in her late teens were taken to Beaumont Hospital.

# road-deaths - Monday 24 October, 2016

13 people die in tour bus crash in California

Authorities said it appeared the 1996 bus didn’t have seat belts and it is likely speeding played a role.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - Friday 14 October, 2016

Woman dies after car collides with tractor in Mayo

The road between Claremorris and Balla is currently closed.

# road-deaths - Monday 3 October, 2016

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

# road-deaths - Friday 30 September, 2016

London to copy Dublin as UK capital plans to ban HGVs from the city

New mayor Sadiq Khan wants a total ban on dangerous lorries in the English capital.

# road-deaths - 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.

# road-deaths - Thursday 28 July, 2016

'We are devastated': Tributes paid to musician killed in car crash in Galway

Tony Rice was the drummer in popular band Big Generator.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Four men killed in three separate road crashes

The crashes happened in Meath, Kildare and Donegal between last night and this morning.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up

The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to all road users ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

# road-deaths - Monday 11 July, 2016

Two men die in separate early morning road crashes

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to either incident.

# road-deaths - Thursday 23 June, 2016

21-year-old man dies after car collides with truck

Part of the Ballycanew to Wexford road is closed and diversions in place.

# road-deaths - Friday 17 June, 2016

The pain left behind after a hit-and-run: 'I wake in the mornings to face another day without him'

The Maher family tell their raw story, in their own words.

# road-deaths - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving

Eugene Maher died from head injuries hours after being struck by a car driven by Christopher Coleman.

# road-deaths - Friday 10 June, 2016

69-year-old killed after his motorcycle hit a pole

No one else was injured in the collision.

# road-deaths - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads

The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.

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