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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.
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.
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.
Suspected drink driver escaped arrest because garda wasn't allowed turn on sirens
A garda patrol team was on duty in west Dublin last week when the incident happened.
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.
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”.
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.
15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night
The arrests were made between midnight and 9am this morning.
There's been 445 suspected drink-driving arrests in first half of December
Of the total, 205 arrests occurred between 11pm and 4am.
Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign
Gardaí have also commented the annual December drink driving enforcement operation.
'Two pints was their only social outlet': Healy Rae says mass goers are being disrupted by Garda checkpoints
The Taoiseach said he would not apologise for an increase in Garda checkpoints around the country.
Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect
The new law removes a concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers received penalty points instead of being disqualified.
Bus driver arrested on M7 after being found nine times over legal alcohol limit
The driver had a Blood Alcohol Concentration of more than 180mg.
Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published
Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox
The Croydon Cat Killer is unlikely to have been human after all, according to police.
Driver over alcohol limit arrested after colliding with lamp post, causing live electric wires to fall
Gardaí from Naas found the man to be three times over the legal alcohol limit.
Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him
He was driving on the wrong side of the road when gardaí stopped him.
'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland
As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”
Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide
Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.
Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws?
There has been opposition to the new laws by some TDs.
Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'
The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.
Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drink driving
The actor is to appear in court.
Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change
Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence
The Derry native was given a two-year community order and banned from driving for 40 months.
'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme
The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.
Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'
The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.
Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill
The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.
'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill
The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.
Irishman resigns from prestigious American football job after alleged drink driving incident
Fergus Connolly was arrested last month.
'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash
The presenter has been banned from driving for 20 months and received a fine of €99,500.
There was a car crash on live TV outside Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink driving
McPartlin was fined nearly €100,000 after pleading guilty.
Garda arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he was spotted driving erratically with burst tyre
The garda was arrested on 2 April.
Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving
The presenter has stepped aside from upcoming TV commitments.
Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving
The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.
Ant McPartlin has been arrested following a drink-driving incident in London
A child was taken to hospital.
Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012
Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.
Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after totalling car in collision
The person was caught by Moate Garda Traffic Corps in Westmeath.
One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.
Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today
TDs voted in favour of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 at its second stage in the Dáil.