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#Drivers

# drivers - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

'We've lost the equivalent of a month's worth of lives in two days': RSA issues safety warning
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

'We've lost the equivalent of a month's worth of lives in two days': RSA issues safety warning

Dec 28th 2021, 2:30 PM 20,350 Views 14 Comments

Seven people died on roads in the Republic and Northern Ireland today and yesterday.

# drivers - Saturday 2 October, 2021

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
# Drivers
From The42
# Drivers

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress

Updated Oct 2nd 2021, 10:05 AM 21,704 Views 5 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side host the Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.

# drivers - Friday 2 July, 2021

Ten months added to expiry date on driving licences
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Ten months added to expiry date on driving licences

Jul 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 64,542 Views 15 Comments

The extension will apply to driving licences expiring from 1 July to 31 October 2021.

# drivers - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Nearly 1,000 drivers caught breaking the speed limit during national 'Slow Down Day'
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Nearly 1,000 drivers caught breaking the speed limit during national 'Slow Down Day'

Mar 27th 2021, 12:22 PM 26,057 Views 66 Comments

Over a 24-hour period,150,605 vehicles were checked.

# drivers - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences
# Drivers
# Drivers

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

Feb 24th 2021, 7:45 AM 61,210 Views 27 Comments

A letter will be sent to every customer who is entitled to an extension.

# drivers - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5
# Driving
# Driving

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5

Oct 21st 2020, 9:30 PM 56,262 Views 30 Comments

Driver theory tests are being suspended for a period of six weeks.

# drivers - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Workers who walk or cycle to work less likely to be in receipt of illness benefit, new figures show
# Commuters
# Commuters

Workers who walk or cycle to work less likely to be in receipt of illness benefit, new figures show

Sep 9th 2020, 4:16 PM 22,030 Views 50 Comments

Those on lower salaries were also more likely to be in receipt of illness benefit.

# drivers - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads

Jun 10th 2020, 11:41 AM 12,930 Views 96 Comments

Roads around Ireland are getting busier as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease.

# drivers - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses
# Protection
# Protection

Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses

Apr 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 44,164 Views 41 Comments

The company said it is rolling out face visors to drivers this week as an interim measure.

# drivers - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Relaxation of HGV driving and resting time rules to allow flow of essential goods during crisis

Relaxation of HGV driving and resting time rules to allow flow of essential goods during crisis

Mar 18th 2020, 6:51 PM 43,874 Views 53 Comments

Drivers will now be entitled to drive a maximum 56 hours in each consecutive week until further notice.

# drivers - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Drivers who don't pay fines shouldn't be able to renew motor tax, says Courts Service
# Unpaid Fines
# Unpaid Fines

Drivers who don't pay fines shouldn't be able to renew motor tax, says Courts Service

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:24 PM 26,815 Views 69 Comments

The Courts Service has called for the further reform of the court fines system.

# drivers - Monday 25 November, 2019

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws
# Graduated Speeding
# Graduated Speeding

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Nov 25th 2019, 5:10 PM 20,592 Views 54 Comments

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

# drivers - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers
# Buyer Beware
# Buyer Beware

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Updated Nov 21st 2019, 9:05 PM 26,580 Views 19 Comments

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

# drivers - Friday 11 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House
# Unchained
# Unchained

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House

Updated Oct 11th 2019, 9:34 AM 35,389 Views 176 Comments

Dozens of gardaí formed a human chain around protestors as their locks were cut off the gate looking onto Merrion Square.

'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears
# Petrol
# Petrol

'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears

Oct 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 34,950 Views 42 Comments

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

# drivers - Friday 5 April, 2019

Recruitment under way for new drivers as routes switch to Go-Ahead buses
# Privatisation
# Privatisation

Recruitment under way for new drivers as routes switch to Go-Ahead buses

Apr 5th 2019, 2:04 PM 28,984 Views 26 Comments

Successful applicants will receive training and their pay package will be €32,000 per year.

# drivers - Thursday 21 March, 2019

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'
# Invalid
# Invalid

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

Mar 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 31,697 Views 48 Comments

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

# drivers - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Department asks Europe to set a date for when motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will not need green cards
# Brexit
# Brexit

Department asks Europe to set a date for when motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will not need green cards

Updated Mar 6th 2019, 6:00 PM 33,502 Views 48 Comments

The government is working on a bilateral arrangement between the EU and the UK, but that has yet to be agreed.

# drivers - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit
# Crossing The Border
# Crossing The Border

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit

Feb 27th 2019, 10:20 PM 24,915 Views 10 Comments

Drivers who think they may need a card have been advised to apply one month in advance.

# drivers - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Jan 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 26,267 Views 239 Comments

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

# drivers - Friday 21 December, 2018

From midnight, it's illegal for car owners to let unaccompanied learners drive their vehicle
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

From midnight, it's illegal for car owners to let unaccompanied learners drive their vehicle

Dec 21st 2018, 12:00 PM 37,017 Views 129 Comments

“Unaccompanied learner driving is illegal and it is dangerous,” Minister Shane Ross said today.

# drivers - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit
# Speeding
# Speeding

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit

Dec 11th 2018, 6:02 PM 46,849 Views 108 Comments

A graduated penalty system for speeding will be introduced where the speed limit is exceeded by 30kph.

# drivers - Monday 1 October, 2018

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

Oct 1st 2018, 2:22 PM 12,259 Views 47 Comments

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

# drivers - Friday 14 September, 2018

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)
# Commuter Charter
# Commuter Charter

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)

Sep 14th 2018, 9:22 PM 26,447 Views 75 Comments

‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.

# drivers - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points?

Aug 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 32,131 Views 186 Comments

Is it time to get tough on motorists who block cycle lanes?

# drivers - Monday 4 June, 2018

Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout
# Bowsie Behaviour
# Bowsie Behaviour

Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout

Jun 4th 2018, 7:23 PM 47,043 Views 49 Comments

Some drivers have been acting the eejit and then some over the bank holiday.

# drivers - Monday 2 April, 2018

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments
# Courts
# Courts

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Apr 2nd 2018, 4:25 PM 22,307 Views 43 Comments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

# drivers - Saturday 31 March, 2018

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash
# Driver Safety
# Driver Safety

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

Mar 31st 2018, 6:01 AM 16,596 Views 36 Comments

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# drivers - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

Feb 28th 2018, 2:29 PM 21,457 Views 271 Comments

The new law will require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads with a speed limit under 50 km/h.

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible
# Unnecessary Journeys
# Unnecessary Journeys

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible

Feb 28th 2018, 12:46 PM 13,173 Views 13 Comments

The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.

# drivers - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Feb 13th 2018, 6:52 PM 51,635 Views 111 Comments

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

# drivers - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Drivers warned of 'sudden hailstone showers' ahead of severe weather forecast
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Drivers warned of 'sudden hailstone showers' ahead of severe weather forecast

Jan 31st 2018, 11:59 AM 22,931 Views 18 Comments

Met Eireann have issued several wind and snow-ice warnings for this afternoon.

# drivers - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Gardaí warn that taxi hailing apps are being used to lure drivers to robberies
# Hailstorm
# Hailstorm

Gardaí warn that taxi hailing apps are being used to lure drivers to robberies

Jan 4th 2018, 6:10 AM 25,039 Views 50 Comments

A driver was robbed at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve.

# drivers - Thursday 28 December, 2017

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences
# Irish Roads
# Irish Roads

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences

Dec 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,422 Views 18 Comments

The majority of drivers had three penalty points (400,502), while 59,404 had six points and 42,700 had two.

# drivers - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis

Dec 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,737 Views 37 Comments

The National Transport Authority receives around 1,000 complaints about taxis every year.

# drivers - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Nov 30th 2017, 2:23 PM 11,191 Views 21 Comments

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

# drivers - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding
# Safe Home
# Safe Home

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:46 PM 42,419 Views 36 Comments

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

# drivers - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Nov 21st 2017, 10:08 AM 9,711 Views 14 Comments

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

# drivers - Monday 13 November, 2017

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'
# Broadstone
# Broadstone

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

Nov 13th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,974 Views 33 Comments

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

# drivers - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens
# No Parking
# No Parking

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens

Sep 15th 2017, 7:45 AM 28,915 Views 79 Comments

Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.

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