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# drivers - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies
# Put It Away
# Put It Away

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

Aug 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,555 Views 34 Comments

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

# drivers - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Video: Luas releases footage of near misses with cyclists
# BeTramAware
# BeTramAware

Video: Luas releases footage of near misses with cyclists

Jul 18th 2017, 1:57 PM 27,864 Views 134 Comments

The Luas operator said, “The trams are very much a part of Dublin’s transport infrastructure and this type of cyclist behaviour is irresponsible.”

# drivers - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK

Jul 11th 2017, 7:12 PM 15,009 Views 14 Comments

It’s understood clarity was needed in light of Brexit.

# drivers - Friday 26 May, 2017

Gardaí catch driver travelling 51km/h over the limit in crackdown on speeding
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Gardaí catch driver travelling 51km/h over the limit in crackdown on speeding

May 26th 2017, 12:53 PM 37,927 Views 87 Comments

Gardaí said the speed of 34,000 vehicles were checked this morning all across the country.

# drivers - Monday 22 May, 2017

Dublin Bus ordered to compensate driver over 'systematic' rostering breach
# Working Time
# Working Time

Dublin Bus ordered to compensate driver over 'systematic' rostering breach

May 22nd 2017, 6:15 AM 26,507 Views 26 Comments

A Labour Court ruling has highlighted the company’s failure to tell drivers of their specific start and finish times at least 24 hours in advance.

# drivers - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 13,876 Views 2 Comments

Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country…

Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2017, 2:12 PM 22,681 Views 94 Comments

Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.

# drivers - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Garda errors led to thousands of drivers being wrongly convicted
# Mistake
# Mistake

Garda errors led to thousands of drivers being wrongly convicted

Mar 23rd 2017, 3:30 PM 28,167 Views 63 Comments

Some 147,000 summonses were issued to people who had never been given an opportunity to pay their fine.

# drivers - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Uber's latest woe - using secret software to steer drivers away from trouble
# Greyball
# Greyball

Uber's latest woe - using secret software to steer drivers away from trouble

Mar 5th 2017, 9:15 AM 7,575 Views 6 Comments

The software was unveiled in a New York Times report and Uber said it was only used in areas where it was not banned.

# drivers - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Drivers in Dublin and Cork most likely to have broken speed limits recently
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Drivers in Dublin and Cork most likely to have broken speed limits recently

Feb 26th 2017, 10:51 AM 11,266 Views 39 Comments

According to a survey by TheAA, Dublin and Cork had the highest number of drivers who broke the speed limit in the past month.

# drivers - Friday 24 February, 2017

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?

Feb 24th 2017, 9:52 PM 37,010 Views 150 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.

Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says

Feb 24th 2017, 7:06 PM 16,720 Views 81 Comments

The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.

# drivers - Thursday 16 February, 2017

16 awkward moments all drivers have experienced
# Toot Toot Beep Beep
From The Daily Edge
# Toot Toot Beep Beep

16 awkward moments all drivers have experienced

Feb 16th 2017, 9:00 PM 12,785 Views 2 Comments

*conks car*

# drivers - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

16 times Bus Eireann proved it's a truly unique Irish travelling experience
# Ticket To Ride
From The Daily Edge
# Ticket To Ride

16 times Bus Eireann proved it's a truly unique Irish travelling experience

Feb 7th 2017, 9:31 PM 14,750 Views 0 Comments

The things you come across.

# drivers - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

Dec 20th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,330 Views 43 Comments

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# drivers - Monday 19 December, 2016

'A very high stakes game': Over 150,000 cars on the road without insurance
# Not Covered
# Not Covered

'A very high stakes game': Over 150,000 cars on the road without insurance

Dec 19th 2016, 8:18 AM 18,626 Views 105 Comments

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) said it was deeply concerned with the spike in numbers.

# drivers - Thursday 8 December, 2016

11 accurate observations about driving on the poxy M50
# Red Cow
From The Daily Edge
# Red Cow

11 accurate observations about driving on the poxy M50

Dec 8th 2016, 9:45 AM 9,691 Views 3 Comments

SAVE US.

# drivers - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Council uses VR to show young drivers devastation of crashes
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

Council uses VR to show young drivers devastation of crashes

Dec 7th 2016, 2:57 PM 8,937 Views 7 Comments

The simulation allows drivers to watch themselves receiving medical treatment and see the full crash scene around them.

# drivers - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Driver disqualifications will not extend to other EU countries
# Unworkable
# Unworkable

Driver disqualifications will not extend to other EU countries

Nov 27th 2016, 7:30 AM 14,258 Views 15 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that government would be repealing the section of the Act as it has been proven to be unworkable.

# drivers - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Irish Rail to refund clamping fees as 'gesture of goodwill'
# Newbridge
# Newbridge

Irish Rail to refund clamping fees as 'gesture of goodwill'

Nov 26th 2016, 11:59 AM 22,257 Views 32 Comments

The cars had valid parking tickets but were not parked in marked spaces at Newbridge train station.

# drivers - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?

Nov 22nd 2016, 8:24 AM 32,809 Views 145 Comments

A grieving husband and father said this would make drivers and car owners equally accountable.

# drivers - Saturday 22 October, 2016

341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown

Oct 22nd 2016, 1:35 PM 15,914 Views 42 Comments

Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.

# drivers - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Free Culture Night buses around Dublin city won't run because of strike action
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

Free Culture Night buses around Dublin city won't run because of strike action

Sep 13th 2016, 6:07 AM 15,923 Views 15 Comments

Dublin Bus has a long association with the arts event, and is described as its Transport Partner.

# drivers - Sunday 28 August, 2016

New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test
# Taxi
# Taxi

New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test

Aug 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,480 Views 10 Comments

Immigrants make up 96% of the 144,000 cabbies in the city.

# drivers - Saturday 30 July, 2016

'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads

Jul 30th 2016, 7:45 AM 16,539 Views 33 Comments

Six people have lost their lives in road collisions in Donegal this year – five of those road deaths occurred this week.

# drivers - Friday 22 July, 2016

This is how drivers will be protected if a motor insurance company collapses
# Setanta
# Setanta

This is how drivers will be protected if a motor insurance company collapses

Jul 22nd 2016, 3:23 PM 17,009 Views 28 Comments

The liquidation of Setanta Insurance in 2014 left over 1,700 people out of pocket.

# drivers - Monday 27 June, 2016

Dublin Bus workers are looking for a 30% pay rise in line with Luas staff
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Dublin Bus workers are looking for a 30% pay rise in line with Luas staff

Jun 27th 2016, 12:07 PM 19,683 Views 108 Comments

The NBRU said that drivers have not ruled out industrial action in pursuit of their claim.

# drivers - Sunday 12 June, 2016

'I'm late, I'm late': Gardaí catch car speeding at 121 kph in 50 kilometre zone
# Warning
# Warning

'I'm late, I'm late': Gardaí catch car speeding at 121 kph in 50 kilometre zone

Jun 12th 2016, 7:56 PM 55,614 Views 59 Comments

Officers are warning drivers to slow down.

# drivers - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Michael O'Leary on Luas drivers - "I'd sack the lot of them"
# Not Holding Back
# Not Holding Back

Michael O'Leary on Luas drivers - "I'd sack the lot of them"

Jun 2nd 2016, 10:59 PM 43,807 Views 156 Comments

The Ryanair CEO wasn’t mincing his words today.

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:01 AM 45,741 Views 72 Comments

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

# drivers - Monday 30 May, 2016

The Labour Court has recommended an 18.3% pay increase for Luas drivers
# Pay Hike
# Pay Hike

The Labour Court has recommended an 18.3% pay increase for Luas drivers

May 30th 2016, 10:01 PM 37,410 Views 150 Comments

Union Siptu now says that it will put the recommended increase to its members.

# drivers - Friday 27 May, 2016

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

May 27th 2016, 9:44 PM 27,002 Views 77 Comments

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

# drivers - Saturday 21 May, 2016

"We're looking for a fair slice of the company we've helped build"
# At A Crossroads
# At A Crossroads

"We're looking for a fair slice of the company we've helped build"

May 21st 2016, 7:00 AM 57,003 Views 370 Comments

Luas drivers speak about their long-running dispute.

# drivers - Friday 13 May, 2016

Gardaí crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
# Put It Away
# Put It Away

Gardaí crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

May 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 15,716 Views 76 Comments

Gardaí say they are planning to carry out more targeted operations over the coming days.

# drivers - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%
# On The Up
# On The Up

'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%

Apr 21st 2016, 6:20 AM 35,897 Views 131 Comments

TDs said it was time the insurance companies were transparent about why the costs were on the rise for customers.

# drivers - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Irish Rail drivers received no support as families question them at suicide inquests
# Trauma
# Trauma

Irish Rail drivers received no support as families question them at suicide inquests

Apr 16th 2016, 11:00 AM 25,632 Views 46 Comments

That’s according to a report carried out by the Railway Accident Investigation Unit.

# drivers - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

There are MORE Luas strikes planned for this weekend - and it looks like they're going ahead...
# Striiiiiiiikke
# Striiiiiiiikke

There are MORE Luas strikes planned for this weekend - and it looks like they're going ahead...

Mar 29th 2016, 11:01 PM 37,727 Views 197 Comments

The tram service was closed last weekend, and it seems it’ll take something special to stop this weekend’s strikes from going ahead also.

# drivers - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Garda operation targeting people using mobile phones while driving
# Eyes On The Road
# Eyes On The Road

Garda operation targeting people using mobile phones while driving

Mar 23rd 2016, 8:50 AM 17,979 Views 102 Comments

Operation Mobile Phone will continue today.

# drivers - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

This guy has been documenting all the passive aggressive parking notes he comes across
# Gas Tickets
From The Daily Edge
# Gas Tickets

This guy has been documenting all the passive aggressive parking notes he comes across

Jan 6th 2016, 7:49 AM 6,873 Views 3 Comments

With gas results.

# drivers - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue
# More Cash
# More Cash

Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue

Dec 30th 2015, 11:02 AM 22,767 Views 106 Comments

Irish drivers will collectively pay €300 million in extra premium costs this year, according to the AA.