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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# drink driving

All time
# Interview
'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance
# Shane Ross
'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence
Shane Ross said he wants a sliding scale to be brought in.
# slap on the wrist
Documents reveal Dan Carter fined €1000 for drink driving
The 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February.
# gift a lift
Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card
The message on the card reads “Here’s something that will give you a little lift this Christmas”.
# On The Road
Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in
A number of arrests for drug-driving have also been made.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Did a drink-driving campaign in 1972 really say the FIFTH pint was the one too many?
No. Of course not.
# Road Safety
'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'
The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.
# Killarney
Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout
Separately, a car became wedged between a wall and a basement after a collision in Limerick city last night.
# Clampdown
Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence
Gardaí have seized cars of motorists caught drunk and with drugs in their system.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?
Shane Ross is to introduce the bill to the Dáíl next week.
Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws
The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.
# no tolerance policy
'You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children. We need this legislation'
A road safety campaigner called on all politicians to back new drink-driving legislation outside Leinster House yesterday.
# off-field problems
Wayne Rooney banned from the road for two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving
The Everton striker has also been ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work.
# Arrest
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
The 48-year old was stopped near Edinburgh on Sunday.
# problems
Everton star Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving
The 31-year-old had been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court.
# Interview
Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'
While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.
# Road Safety
'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving
Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.
# stay safe
Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test
New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.
# down down down
'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years
The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.
# Your Say
Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?
Will Shane Ross’s new legislation really make a difference?
# Off the Road
'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law
Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.
# necessary measures
Could this personalised breathalyser be the solution to Ireland's drink-driving woes?
Interlock ignition systems are just one of the drink-driving deterrents that were showcased at yesterday’s RSA international conference.
# Stout argument
Danny Healy Rae says people who eat big meals and drive are a 'danger on the roads'
RSA boss Moyagh Murdock is before an Oireachtas joint committee today.
# worrying trend
'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger
Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.
# Tralee
Gardaí thank 'civic-minded locals' who followed driver of crashed car
The driver had left the scene of the crash on foot but was followed by locals in the area.
Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.
# Irish Roads
Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system
There is little appetite for stricter rules around driving and alcohol among the Irish population.
Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'
The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.
# all the facts
FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?
We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.
# drink driving
FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?
Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.
# drink driving
Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae's 'three Guinness' claims
Eimear was injured in the incident, receiving a number of broken bones.
# blind spot
'Nobody caused a fatality by having three glasses of Guinness drank' - Healy Rae argues against new drink-driving laws
Shane Ross rejected claims that the plan would negatively impact rural Ireland.
# rural vs urban
'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law
Shane Ross says he hopes publicans and those living in rural areas will make the “necessary arrangements” to ensure they get home safely.
# disqualification
'Only a Dub would bring this in': Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban
Publicans say this will close down pubs in rural Ireland.
# Co Kildare
Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight
The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.
# Off the Road
Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law
A number of rural TDs, including some in the Independent Alliance, are unhappy with some aspects of the law.
# Dropped
Dan Carter loses Land Rover sponsorship deal over failed drink-driving test
The former All Black was caught drink-driving in Paris last week.
# problems
All Black legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving
The two-time World Cup winner, who plays for defending French champions Racing 92, said there were no excuses for his behaviour.
# Zero Tolerance
Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught
Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.
# Bad Idea
Man attends interview for job with Manchester Police smelling of alcohol, gets arrested for drink-driving
He did not get the job.