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#drink driving

# drink-driving - Yesterday’s News

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’.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'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.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'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.

# drink-driving - Monday 6 July, 2020

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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 5 July, 2020

'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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'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.

# drink-driving - Friday 15 May, 2020

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

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.

# drink-driving - Friday 7 February, 2020

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.

# drink-driving - Thursday 26 December, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 22 December, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 2 November, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

From The42 Richard Keogh sacked a month after Derby car crash - reports Let Go

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.

# drink-driving - Monday 21 October, 2019

From The42 Sheffield United striker charged with drink-driving Problems

Sheffield United striker charged with drink-driving

Oli McBurnie is accused of driving over the limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday.

# drink-driving - Monday 16 September, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Friday 6 September, 2019

Garda recruit resigns as alleged drink driving incident probed in Templemore

The alleged drink-drive incident happened on Wednesday evening this week.

# drink-driving - Monday 26 August, 2019

Ian Bailey released without charge after arrest on suspicion of drink driving

The 62-year-old was arrested last night in Schull.

# drink-driving - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Ian Bailey arrested in Cork on suspicion of drink driving

The 62-year-old was detained in Schull this evening.

# drink-driving - Friday 16 August, 2019

Motorist arrested on suspicion of drink driving with infant in front seat

The child was not strapped in while the man was driving.

# drink-driving - Monday 5 August, 2019

# drink-driving - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Gardaí arrest six people in traffic operation targeting bank holiday drink drivers

Over 350 drivers were tested.

# drink-driving - Saturday 8 June, 2019

'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.

# drink-driving - Monday 27 May, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 20 April, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Monday 1 April, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

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”.

# drink-driving - Monday 18 March, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Thursday 14 March, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 9 March, 2019

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.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Poll: Should banned drink drivers be given an exemption to drive to work? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem

A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.

# drink-driving - Friday 22 February, 2019

Man arrested after gardaí discover pint of Guinness next to him in car

The man was stopped by gardaí at a Meath Roads Policing checkpoint on Wednesday night.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland

Samuel Joseph Tucker is wanted to stand trial in the US on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

# drink-driving - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Suspected drink driver escaped arrest because garda wasn't allowed turn on sirens Exclusive

A garda patrol team was on duty in west Dublin last week when the incident happened.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser?

Michael Healy-Rae has said the exact device that is used by the gardaí should be made widely available to everyone.

# drink-driving - Friday 4 January, 2019

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December

Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.

# drink-driving - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Almost 700 people arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving this month

In 2017, a total of 812 motorists were caught driving while intoxicated during the month of December.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night

The arrests were made between midnight and 9am this morning.

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