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# drink driving

This year
2023
Almost 200 people arrested for driving under the influence during St Patrick's weekend
In excess of 1,800 drivers were detected driving in excess of the applicable speed limit.
Newcastle star Joelinton fined after admitting drink driving
The Brazilian failed a breath test in the early hours of 12 January.
Last year
2022
Over 100 people arrested for driving under the influence in the last week
There were almost 2,000 speeding offences reported in the last 7 days.
144 people arrested for driving under the influence during first week of December
To date this year, 148 people have lost their lives on Irish roads.
All time
Katie Price warned she faces prison after drink-driving while banned
Price appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court today.
Bruce Springsteen faces drink-driving charge in New Jersey
The singer was arrested on November 14.
Almost 800 arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' over Christmas and New Year period
Fixed charge notices were issued to 1,096 motorists for using a mobile phone during the same period.
Garda arrested after crashing official car in suspected drink-driving incident
The incident happened on the M3 in Meath yesterday morning.
RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'
Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.
'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban
The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.
'A source of deep regret': Barry Cowen apologises to Dáil over drink driving ban
The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.
Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban
Cowen has apologised for his actions and said he regrets what happened.
'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban
Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.
'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban
The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.
Man who fled checkpoint jailed following 'litany of episodes of reckless and dangerous driving'
John McDonagh took off at speed at a garda checkpoint in Dublin last year.
Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers
The transport minister said his new speeding laws are in peril.
Extra charges brought against Norwegian man after alleged naked drink-driving rampage in bin lorry
55-year-old Rune Skinnarland said he believed his drink had been spiked.
One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers
More than 650 drivers have been arrested since this year’s road safety campaign was launched.
Avoid driving if you still feel hungover the morning after a night out, AA Ireland advises
It takes most people between one and two hours to process one standard drink.
'Irresponsible nonsense': Tánaiste dismisses Danny Healy-Rae's call for drink-driving 'permit'
Danny Healy Rae wants permits to be handed out to allow rural drink driving.
Two motorists arrested and over 600 tested for intoxicated driving in overnight Garda operation
The initiative – Operation Surround – was carried out in various locations in Co Kildare.
Richard Keogh sacked a month after Derby car crash - reports
The Ireland defender suffered serious injuries in an incident during a team night out on 24 September.
Sheffield United striker charged with drink-driving
Oli McBurnie is accused of driving over the limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday.
Gardaí arrest four for drink and drug driving offences in Limerick
The four were arrested in both Limerick city and county by members of the Roads Policing Unit.
Garda recruit resigns as alleged drink driving incident probed in Templemore
The alleged drink-drive incident happened on Wednesday evening this week.
Ian Bailey released without charge after arrest on suspicion of drink driving
The 62-year-old was arrested last night in Schull.
Ian Bailey arrested in Cork on suspicion of drink driving
The 62-year-old was detained in Schull this evening.
Motorist arrested on suspicion of drink driving with infant in front seat
The child was not strapped in while the man was driving.
Gardaí arrest man driving on Luas tracks with open can of cider beside him
He will now face court.
Gardaí arrest six people in traffic operation targeting bank holiday drink drivers
Over 350 drivers were tested.
'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws
The Minister for Transport has also received correspondence praising his approach in recent months.
Irish man and his wife killed in New York crash by suspected drunk-driver
John Heneghan was originally from Mayo but was living in New York.
Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks
He previously claimed the new laws were being implemented unfairly.
Garda representatives welcome withdrawal of McGrath's 'no basis' claims
Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath said there was an “agenda” in the gardaí to damage government.
Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues
In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.
Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'
“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.
17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year
From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested.
One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work
That’s according to a survey carried out for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.
'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work
The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.
Poll: Should banned drink drivers be given an exemption to drive to work?
It’s reported that the government is set to examine this proposal.