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# drink-driving - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night
# Driving Under The Influence
# Driving Under The Influence

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

Updated Dec 26th 2018, 4:33 PM 54,133 Views 65 Comments

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

# drink-driving - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

There's been 445 suspected drink-driving arrests in first half of December
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

There's been 445 suspected drink-driving arrests in first half of December

Dec 18th 2018, 10:19 PM 15,437 Views 36 Comments

Of the total, 205 arrests occurred between 11pm and 4am.

# drink-driving - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign
# Dodgy Cabs
# Dodgy Cabs

Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign

Dec 15th 2018, 4:29 PM 34,365 Views 39 Comments

Gardaí have also commented the annual December drink driving enforcement operation.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'Two pints was their only social outlet': Healy Rae says mass goers are being disrupted by Garda checkpoints
# Drink Driving Laws
# Drink Driving Laws

'Two pints was their only social outlet': Healy Rae says mass goers are being disrupted by Garda checkpoints

Dec 4th 2018, 4:03 PM 45,644 Views 122 Comments

The Taoiseach said he would not apologise for an increase in Garda checkpoints around the country.

# drink-driving - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect
# Road Traffic Act
# Road Traffic Act

Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect

Oct 25th 2018, 9:44 PM 3,861,686 Views 105 Comments

The new law removes a concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers received penalty points instead of being disqualified.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Bus driver arrested on M7 after being found nine times over legal alcohol limit
# Naas
# Naas

Bus driver arrested on M7 after being found nine times over legal alcohol limit

Oct 3rd 2018, 10:44 AM 48,439 Views 0 Comments

The driver had a Blood Alcohol Concentration of more than 180mg.

# drink-driving - Monday 24 September, 2018

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published

Sep 24th 2018, 12:05 AM 26,793 Views 46 Comments

Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

# drink-driving - Thursday 20 September, 2018

London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox
# Stupider Like A
# Stupider Like A

London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

Sep 20th 2018, 4:30 PM 37,509 Views 41 Comments

The Croydon Cat Killer is unlikely to have been human after all, according to police.

# drink-driving - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Driver over alcohol limit arrested after colliding with lamp post, causing live electric wires to fall
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Driver over alcohol limit arrested after colliding with lamp post, causing live electric wires to fall

Aug 30th 2018, 9:32 PM 31,317 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí from Naas found the man to be three times over the legal alcohol limit.

# drink-driving - Monday 20 August, 2018

Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit

Aug 20th 2018, 1:46 PM 41,529 Views 33 Comments

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him

Aug 7th 2018, 10:43 PM 39,351 Views 0 Comments

He was driving on the wrong side of the road when gardaí stopped him.

# drink-driving - Monday 9 July, 2018

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland
# Road Traffic Bill
# Road Traffic Bill

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

Jul 9th 2018, 5:22 PM 16,754 Views 85 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Jul 9th 2018, 4:24 PM 9,750 Views 48 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

# drink-driving - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws?
# New Laws
# New Laws

Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws?

Jul 7th 2018, 9:45 AM 79,023 Views 156 Comments

There has been opposition to the new laws by some TDs.

# drink-driving - Friday 6 July, 2018

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

Jul 6th 2018, 12:43 PM 98,581 Views 208 Comments

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

# drink-driving - Monday 11 June, 2018

Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drink driving
# Vince Vaughn
# Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drink driving

Jun 11th 2018, 8:25 AM 29,321 Views 18 Comments

The actor is to appear in court.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change

May 22nd 2018, 6:14 PM 12,693 Views 24 Comments

Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

# drink-driving - Monday 21 May, 2018

Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence
# Court
From The42
# Court

Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence

May 21st 2018, 5:47 PM 21,680 Views 12 Comments

The Derry native was given a two-year community order and banned from driving for 40 months.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme

May 8th 2018, 10:45 PM 30,192 Views 43 Comments

The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.

# drink-driving - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

May 3rd 2018, 9:34 AM 41,658 Views 157 Comments

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill
# Road Traffic Bill
# Road Traffic Bill

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

May 2nd 2018, 11:50 AM 21,444 Views 76 Comments

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# drink-driving - Friday 27 April, 2018

'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill

Apr 27th 2018, 8:42 AM 36,134 Views 136 Comments

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# drink-driving - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Irishman resigns from prestigious American football job after alleged drink driving incident
# Fergus Connolly
# Fergus Connolly

Irishman resigns from prestigious American football job after alleged drink driving incident

Apr 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 61,336 Views 0 Comments

Fergus Connolly was arrested last month.

# drink-driving - Monday 16 April, 2018

'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash
# London
# London

'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash

Apr 16th 2018, 7:59 PM 51,507 Views 38 Comments

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
# Ant McPartlin
From The Daily Edge
# Ant McPartlin

There was a car crash on live TV outside Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink driving

Apr 16th 2018, 6:42 PM 5,490 Views 1 Comment

McPartlin was fined nearly €100,000 after pleading guilty.

# drink-driving - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Garda arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he was spotted driving erratically with burst tyre
# Galway
# Galway

Garda arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he was spotted driving erratically with burst tyre

Apr 12th 2018, 6:00 AM 123,782 Views 50 Comments

The garda was arrested on 2 April.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving
# Rehab
# Rehab

Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving

Mar 21st 2018, 6:07 PM 33,834 Views 0 Comments

The presenter has stepped aside from upcoming TV commitments.

# drink-driving - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving
# London
# London

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving

Mar 19th 2018, 5:52 PM 81,671 Views 83 Comments

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
# Ant McPartlin
From The Daily Edge
# Ant McPartlin

Ant McPartlin has been arrested following a drink-driving incident in London

Mar 19th 2018, 10:40 AM 8,194 Views 9 Comments

A child was taken to hospital.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012
# Danger Zone
# Danger Zone

Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012

Mar 14th 2018, 3:18 PM 10,008 Views 48 Comments

Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.

# drink-driving - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after totalling car in collision
# Moate
# Moate

Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after totalling car in collision

Feb 1st 2018, 12:04 PM 19,633 Views 25 Comments

The person was caught by Moate Garda Traffic Corps in Westmeath.

# drink-driving - Monday 22 January, 2018

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
# Driving Ban
# Driving Ban

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:30 AM 9,109 Views 50 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

# drink-driving - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today

Jan 18th 2018, 2:19 PM 39,633 Views 86 Comments

TDs voted in favour of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 at its second stage in the Dáil.

# drink-driving - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
# Interview
# Interview

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Jan 7th 2018, 9:55 PM 53,683 Views 93 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

# drink-driving - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence
# Shane Ross
# Shane Ross

'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence

Jan 2nd 2018, 2:10 PM 25,226 Views 148 Comments

Shane Ross said he wants a sliding scale to be brought in.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Documents reveal Dan Carter fined €1000 for drink driving
# Slap On The Wrist
From The42
# Slap On The Wrist

Documents reveal Dan Carter fined €1000 for drink driving

Dec 19th 2017, 3:26 PM 7,758 Views 4 Comments

The 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February.

# drink-driving - Friday 15 December, 2017

Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card
# Gift A Lift
# Gift A Lift

Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card

Dec 15th 2017, 10:15 PM 36,107 Views 15 Comments

The message on the card reads “Here’s something that will give you a little lift this Christmas”.

# drink-driving - Monday 11 December, 2017

Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in
# On The Road
# On The Road

Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in

Dec 11th 2017, 6:28 PM 29,854 Views 44 Comments

A number of arrests for drug-driving have also been made.

# drink-driving - Thursday 30 November, 2017

FactCheck: Did a drink-driving campaign in 1972 really say the FIFTH pint was the one too many?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did a drink-driving campaign in 1972 really say the FIFTH pint was the one too many?

Nov 30th 2017, 5:15 PM 92,931 Views 40 Comments

No. Of course not.

# drink-driving - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

Nov 16th 2017, 4:37 PM 18,623 Views 39 Comments

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.