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# drink-driving - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout
# Killarney
# Killarney

Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout

Nov 5th 2017, 12:40 PM 69,671 Views 52 Comments

Separately, a car became wedged between a wall and a basement after a collision in Limerick city last night.

# drink-driving - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence

Oct 26th 2017, 10:31 PM 27,166 Views 32 Comments

Gardaí have seized cars of motorists caught drunk and with drugs in their system.

# drink-driving - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?

Oct 19th 2017, 9:14 AM 31,163 Views 166 Comments

Shane Ross is to introduce the bill to the Dáíl next week.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Oct 18th 2017, 10:12 PM 12,529 Views 49 Comments

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children. We need this legislation'
# No Tolerance Policy
# No Tolerance Policy

'You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children. We need this legislation'

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 7,784 Views 17 Comments

A road safety campaigner called on all politicians to back new drink-driving legislation outside Leinster House yesterday.

# drink-driving - Monday 18 September, 2017

Wayne Rooney banned from the road for two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving
# Off-field Problems
From The42
# Off-field Problems

Wayne Rooney banned from the road for two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving

Sep 18th 2017, 11:20 AM 27,773 Views 50 Comments

The Everton striker has also been ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
# Arrest
From The42
# Arrest

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

Sep 12th 2017, 10:31 AM 16,026 Views 0 Comments

The 48-year old was stopped near Edinburgh on Sunday.

# drink-driving - Friday 1 September, 2017

Everton star Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Everton star Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving

Sep 1st 2017, 2:11 PM 37,807 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old had been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court.

# drink-driving - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'
# Interview
# Interview

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

Aug 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 58,018 Views 55 Comments

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

# drink-driving - Monday 7 August, 2017

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Aug 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 18,556 Views 28 Comments

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

# drink-driving - Friday 4 August, 2017

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

Aug 4th 2017, 1:49 PM 20,697 Views 93 Comments

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

# drink-driving - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years
# Down Down Down
# Down Down Down

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

Jul 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 23,745 Views 30 Comments

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.

# drink-driving - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?

Jul 23rd 2017, 9:45 AM 17,860 Views 73 Comments

Will Shane Ross’s new legislation really make a difference?

# drink-driving - Monday 17 July, 2017

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Jul 17th 2017, 4:23 PM 33,292 Views 56 Comments

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

# drink-driving - Friday 2 June, 2017

Could this personalised breathalyser be the solution to Ireland's drink-driving woes?
# Necessary Measures
# Necessary Measures

Could this personalised breathalyser be the solution to Ireland's drink-driving woes?

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 15,766 Views 17 Comments

Interlock ignition systems are just one of the drink-driving deterrents that were showcased at yesterday’s RSA international conference.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Danny Healy Rae says people who eat big meals and drive are a 'danger on the roads'
# Stout Argument
# Stout Argument

Danny Healy Rae says people who eat big meals and drive are a 'danger on the roads'

May 17th 2017, 1:47 PM 35,987 Views 142 Comments

RSA boss Moyagh Murdock is before an Oireachtas joint committee today.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger
# Worrying Trend
# Worrying Trend

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger

Apr 26th 2017, 7:17 AM 10,102 Views 20 Comments

Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.

# drink-driving - Monday 24 April, 2017

Gardaí thank 'civic-minded locals' who followed driver of crashed car
# Tralee
# Tralee

Gardaí thank 'civic-minded locals' who followed driver of crashed car

Apr 24th 2017, 6:43 PM 38,646 Views 0 Comments

The driver had left the scene of the crash on foot but was followed by locals in the area.

# drink-driving - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
# IMO
# IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,904 Views 29 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# drink-driving - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system
# Irish Roads
# Irish Roads

Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system

Apr 16th 2017, 6:35 AM 16,320 Views 61 Comments

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?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'

Apr 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 464 Views 70 Comments

The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.

# drink-driving - Friday 14 April, 2017

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

Apr 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,076 Views 47 Comments

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

# drink-driving - Sunday 9 April, 2017

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Apr 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 39,785 Views 68 Comments

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

# drink-driving - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae's 'three Guinness' claims
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae's 'three Guinness' claims

Apr 6th 2017, 10:23 PM 25,558 Views 78 Comments

Eimear was injured in the incident, receiving a number of broken bones.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Nobody caused a fatality by having three glasses of Guinness drank' - Healy Rae argues against new drink-driving laws
# Blind Spot
# Blind Spot

'Nobody caused a fatality by having three glasses of Guinness drank' - Healy Rae argues against new drink-driving laws

Apr 5th 2017, 2:12 PM 36,075 Views 168 Comments

Shane Ross rejected claims that the plan would negatively impact rural Ireland.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law
# Rural Vs Urban
# Rural Vs Urban

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law

Feb 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,000 Views 28 Comments

Shane Ross says he hopes publicans and those living in rural areas will make the “necessary arrangements” to ensure they get home safely.

# drink-driving - Monday 27 February, 2017

'Only a Dub would bring this in': Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban
# Disqualification
# Disqualification

'Only a Dub would bring this in': Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban

Feb 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 28,537 Views 113 Comments

Publicans say this will close down pubs in rural Ireland.

# drink-driving - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight
# Co Kildare
# Co Kildare

Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight

Feb 26th 2017, 12:12 PM 21,858 Views 21 Comments

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 11,460 Views 25 Comments

A number of rural TDs, including some in the Independent Alliance, are unhappy with some aspects of the law.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Dan Carter loses Land Rover sponsorship deal over failed drink-driving test
# Dropped
From The42
# Dropped

Dan Carter loses Land Rover sponsorship deal over failed drink-driving test

Feb 21st 2017, 11:15 AM 9,592 Views 10 Comments

The former All Black was caught drink-driving in Paris last week.

# drink-driving - Friday 17 February, 2017

All Black legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

All Black legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving

Feb 17th 2017, 7:51 AM 30,340 Views 29 Comments

The two-time World Cup winner, who plays for defending French champions Racing 92, said there were no excuses for his behaviour.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught

Feb 14th 2017, 6:30 PM 38,560 Views 90 Comments

Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.

Man attends interview for job with Manchester Police smelling of alcohol, gets arrested for drink-driving
# Bad Idea
# Bad Idea

Man attends interview for job with Manchester Police smelling of alcohol, gets arrested for drink-driving

Feb 14th 2017, 2:07 PM 21,595 Views 26 Comments

He did not get the job.

# drink-driving - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Seven drink drivers arrested in one district over 24 hours
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Seven drink drivers arrested in one district over 24 hours

Feb 12th 2017, 11:16 AM 41,648 Views 44 Comments

The drivers were caught in the Kildare area in just one day.

# drink-driving - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Poll: Should all motorists be disqualified for drink driving?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all motorists be disqualified for drink driving?

Feb 11th 2017, 10:28 AM 29,310 Views 114 Comments

Shane Ross said he intends on passing legislation which would mean all drink drivers would be banned from the roads.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Feb 8th 2017, 11:01 AM 34,695 Views 99 Comments

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

# drink-driving - Friday 27 January, 2017

Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which killed teen
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which killed teen

Jan 27th 2017, 9:50 AM 43,428 Views 185 Comments

18-year-old Shane Patton was killed in the crash near Drumkeen in Donegal

# drink-driving - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit
# Cabra
# Cabra

Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit

Jan 25th 2017, 10:24 AM 26,449 Views 66 Comments

The person also had no motor tax or NCT.

# drink-driving - Monday 23 January, 2017

Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone
# Waterford
# Waterford

Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone

Jan 23rd 2017, 9:52 PM 30,635 Views 36 Comments

The driver is due to appear in court at a later date.

# drink-driving - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others
# Busy Weekend
# Busy Weekend

Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others

Jan 21st 2017, 3:49 PM 38,287 Views 58 Comments

A Limerick driver travelling at double the speed limit because he was ‘late to work’ was caught yesterday morning.