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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 9,576 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.”

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 27,879 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.”

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 15,023 Views 14 Comments

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

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 37,951 Views 87 Comments

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

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 26,557 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.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 13,884 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 22,702 Views 94 Comments

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

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 28,233 Views 63 Comments

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

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 7,585 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 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 11,280 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.

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 37,048 Views 146 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 16,730 Views 81 Comments

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

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 12,812 Views 2 Comments

*conks car*

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 14,771 Views 0 Comments

The things you come across.

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 27,358 Views 43 Comments

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

'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 18,645 Views 105 Comments

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

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 9,714 Views 3 Comments

SAVE US.

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 8,947 Views 7 Comments

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

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 14,314 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.

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 22,308 Views 32 Comments

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

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 32,814 Views 145 Comments

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

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 15,952 Views 42 Comments

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

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 15,941 Views 15 Comments

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

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 10,493 Views 11 Comments

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

'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 16,553 Views 33 Comments

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

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 17,021 Views 28 Comments

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

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 19,715 Views 108 Comments

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

'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 55,632 Views 59 Comments

Officers are warning drivers to slow down.

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 43,890 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 45,787 Views 73 Comments

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

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 37,433 Views 150 Comments

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

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 27,016 Views 77 Comments

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

"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 57,260 Views 370 Comments

Luas drivers speak about their long-running dispute.

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 15,731 Views 76 Comments

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

'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 35,916 Views 131 Comments

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

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 25,691 Views 46 Comments

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

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 37,839 Views 198 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.

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 17,999 Views 102 Comments

Operation Mobile Phone will continue today.

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 6,891 Views 3 Comments

With gas results.

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 22,784 Views 106 Comments

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