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# breathalyser - 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.

# breathalyser - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

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.

# breathalyser - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

From The42 Young NRL prop sprayed insect repellent in his mouth after being stopped for drink driving Tasty

# breathalyser - Saturday 28 November, 2015

This powerful video shows why drink driving is a bad, bad idea Wise Up This post contains videos

This powerful video shows why drink driving is a bad, bad idea

284,000 Irish drivers have admitted to some manner of drink driving in the last 12 months.

# breathalyser - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving

That’s double what had been reported.

# breathalyser - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

# breathalyser - Monday 21 September, 2015

Judge rules failed breathalyser test void as results were provided in English only

The failed test “is not evidence at all and cannot be admitted,” said Judge Seamus Noonan.

# breathalyser - 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.

# breathalyser - 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.

# breathalyser - Friday 31 May, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: Mattie McGrath ‘is about as useful as t*ts on a bull’ Exclusive

The communications minister says Alan Shatter was certainly not trying to claim a constitutional defence when breathalysed.

# breathalyser - Friday 24 May, 2013

Fianna Fáil tables Dáil motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter

TDs will debate Fianna Fáil’s motion on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the party saying Shatter’s position is untenable.

# breathalyser - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Shatter: 'I was breathalysed, but hadn't done anything wrong'

Alan Shatter has offered an explanation of the incident referred to by Mattie McGrath in the Dáil earlier today.

# breathalyser - 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.”

# breathalyser - Friday 3 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

No breathalysers for over half of drivers in fatal accidents - despite mandatory tests

Department of Justice figures show that less than only 35 drivers – of 107 involved in fatal accidents – have been tested.

# breathalyser - Monday 21 May, 2012

Poll: Should 'alco-locks' be mandatory on all vehicles? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should 'alco-locks' be mandatory on all vehicles?

An event in Dublin this week is set to call for the universal use of in-car breathalysers, disabling a car if the driver fails it.

# breathalyser - Saturday 21 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Abusive emails, alcohol tests and a triple limb transplant…

Pilot taken off Aer Arann flight crew after failing breath test

The flight from Bristol to Cork was delayed for several hours on Thursday while a replacement pilot was found.