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#Motorway

# motorway - Friday 28 August, 2015

A toddler and three young boys were among the dead in Austrian truck

Police believe the people inside were already dead when the truck crossed into Austria.

# motorway - Monday 10 August, 2015

Family leaves 3-year-old child behind at motorway rest stop, drive 100 miles without noticing

The little girl’s parents only realised she was missing when they heard a radio alert in their car.

# motorway - Monday 27 July, 2015

Man dies after crash between truck and two cars on M1 motorway

It is understood that gardaí are investigating a possible link between the crash and the discovery of a woman’s body in the same county.

# motorway - Monday 13 July, 2015

The drive from Dublin to Wexford just got a whole lot quicker

The M11 is now open for business.

# motorway - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Lights on Ireland's motorways are being turned off to save money

“Are we trying to save a few quid? That’s absolutely correct.”

# motorway - Monday 9 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Hero bikers band together to save scared dog on motorway Dog Rescue

# motorway - Saturday 14 February, 2015

One dead, dozens injured in 40-car UK motorway pile-up M40

One dead, dozens injured in 40-car UK motorway pile-up

The incident occurred at around 8am this morning.

# motorway - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Five car collision on M7 between Naas and Newbridge

Drivers are warned to take care.

# motorway - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Galway councillor says jobs on new motorway should go to Irish people first

Michael Fahy says he is not against people from the EU getting jobs in Ireland but that local people should be given priority.

# motorway - Saturday 19 July, 2014

At least nine people killed in early-morning tourist bus crash in Germany

A coach carrying Polish tourists collided with another minibus near the city of Dresden.

# motorway - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Cheating man dumped by both his girlfriends with one very public banner Awkward

Cheating man dumped by both his girlfriends with one very public banner

You could say he got his comeuppance.

# motorway - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Woman dies after falling from bridge on M50 J13

Woman dies after falling from bridge on M50

The incident occurred earlier this afternoon.

# motorway - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

€550m Galway motorway deal promises 450 jobs and at least five bypasses

The 57 km four-lane motorway between Tuam and Gort is to be completed by the end of 2018.

# motorway - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

First motorway pub opens its doors in Britain amid controversy

The Wetherspoons pub is located on the main motorway between London and Birmingham. However road safety groups say it could lead to drink driving.

# motorway - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Two men arrested after car chased and rammed on the M50

The drivers of the BMW went to meet people in a car park in a view to sell the car.

# motorway - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Young girl injured in Galway motorway crash passes away in hospital M6

Young girl injured in Galway motorway crash passes away in hospital

The five-year-old was seriously injured in a three vehicle collision near Athenry on Wednesday of last week.

# motorway - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Poll: Should the government raise speed limits on Irish motorways? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government raise speed limits on Irish motorways?

Minister Varadkar has said there is no proposal to raise the limit but if there was, would you support it?

Daly: Change motorway speed limits to 130kmh

The current speed limit is set at 120km per hour. But what does the Transport Minister think?

# motorway - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Hauliers to use toll roads for free in November

The toll on four roads – the M1, M3, M6 and the Limerick Tunnel – will be lifted in November to see if it reduces the number of trucks using regional roads.

# motorway - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

100 jobs promised at two new motorway service sites

Topaz is opening the service stations on the Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Waterford motorways.

# motorway - Monday 23 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Man hitches a ride down the M7 on the back of a truck Ride On

WATCH: Man hitches a ride down the M7 on the back of a truck

A backer down the motorway? No thanks.

# motorway - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

Dozens hurt after over 100 vehicles crash in morning fog in Kent

The Chief Inspector of Kent Police said it was “truly miraculous” there had been no fatalities.

# motorway - Friday 12 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Irish lads help Superman find the motorway Is It A Bird This post contains videos

Irish lads help Superman find the motorway

Even Superman has to ask for directions down the country.

# motorway - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Varadkar: 'I've no plans to introduce new tolls while I'm Transport Minister'

Leo Varadkar was responding to reports of possible new toll points on the M50 motorway in Dublin.

# motorway - Friday 10 May, 2013

Five arrests after gang armed with hammers rob Dublin jewellery shop

The gang threatened staff and smashed up the shop, causing extensive damage.

# motorway - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Motorcyclist killed in Ashbourne collision

The incident occurred at 7.30pm yesterday evening and gardaí are appealing for witnesses

# motorway - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Prison officer killed in Armagh motorway shooting

This morning’s shooting, which caused the death of a Northern Ireland prison officer, has been condemned by the Northern Ireland Secretary.

# motorway - Friday 7 September, 2012

M1 closed as lorry-load of hay catches fire M1

M1 closed as lorry-load of hay catches fire

Gardai say both directions are affected just north of junction 18.

# motorway - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

From The42 Rio 2016: Favela dwellers face eviction as Olympic highway is planned Clear Out

Rio 2016: Favela dwellers face eviction as Olympic highway is planned

“Our government wants to act like Robin Hood, but the other way around,” says one resident, “take from the poor to give to the rich.”

# motorway - Friday 18 May, 2012

Video: Car catches fire on Dublin's M50 Car On Fire This post contains videos

Video: Car catches fire on Dublin's M50

Emergency services later cleared the car that had caught fire on the Dublin motorway. Gardaí said there were no injuries.

THE SOUTHBOUND LANES of the M8 motorway have been closed due to an oil spillage on the road.

The closure affects the whole area between Junction 3 near Abbeyleix, Co Laois and Junction 8 near Cashel, Co Tipperary. It’s expected the road will be closed for a number of hours.

Diversions are in place and motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.

# motorway - Thursday 10 May, 2012

"Don't do it again" - Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road Travellers This post contains videos

"Don't do it again" - Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the sulky race on the Cork to Mallow road on Saturday as Pavee Point issued a warning to Travellers this morning.

# motorway - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

UPDATED: Hair-raising video of Gardaí and horse pursuit on carriageway Pursuit This post contains videos

UPDATED: Hair-raising video of Gardaí and horse pursuit on carriageway

Gardaí have confirmed that a male in his late 20s was arrested following the incident and was subsequently released.

# motorway - Monday 16 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway?

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# motorway - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Eleventh victim of Florida multi-vehicle crash found

The eleventh victim of last weekend’s deadly 19-vehicle pileup has only now been discovered, due to the extent of the damage to the vehicle in which they were travelling.

# motorway - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Fine Gael TD says motorway lights should be switched off overnight

Charlie Flanagan has written to the Transport Minister suggesting that motorway lights could be switched off overnight to save money and energy.

# motorway - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway

AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority is reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway unless it is an emergency, after a survey showed that 45 per cent of drivers use the hard shoulder to make or take calls.

# motorway - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Toll company on M3 motorway made €19 million profit

Eurolink Motorway Operation made €19,420,000 over just seven months after the M3 opened last year.

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