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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Motorway

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2022
# M7
New cameras which clock your average speed go live on Irish motorway today
The system is in place on the M7 in Tipperary between Junction 26 and Junction 27.
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# Inquest
Bus passenger left on motorway after violent behaviour was fatally injured a short time later
The driver said he decided to move off as the passenger’s behaviour was both unpredictable and violent
# Driving
Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.
# fundraiser
Over €30,000 raised for Kurdish family who died in Galway motorway crash
The family died last Thursday evening.
# tailbacks
Major delays on M7 after truck carrying bales hits bridge
The All Ireland hurling semi-final between Waterford and Limerick was delayed due to the traffic.
# Road Death
Man (40s) dies after car collides with lorry in Limerick
The man was the only person injured in the crash involving a car and a lorry.
# junction 6
Three calves killed as cattle trailer disconnects from vehicle on M1
The incident occurred near Junction 6 at Balbriggan at approximately 3.10am today.
# Roads
Motorcyclist killed in crash on M1 in north Dublin
The crash happened yesterday evening.
# Meath
Man in his 30s dies after being hit by car on M1 motorway
Gardaí are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
# Louth
Delays on M1 motorway as emergency services attend multiple collisions
Emergency services are dealing with a number of collisions on the M1 this morning.
# Motorway
Five people taken to hospital after collision between car and campervan on M1
Their injuries are believed to be minor.
# Francis Shanley
Man charged over multi-vehicle crash on Australia's M4 in which Irishman died
The Irishman has been named in Australian media as 36-year-old Francis Shanley.
# Traffic
'Rubberneckers are causing delays': Crash on M50 northbound causes brief closure
The section of the motorway has been reopened but delays remain.
# Diversions
Traffic delays expected this weekend as M7 diversions kick in
The speed limit will be reduced to 25km/hr in some parts.
# Kildare
Delays expected along M7 as diversions kick in this weekend
The speed limit will be reduced to 25km/hr in some parts.
# Westmeath
Motorist (60s) killed in five-vehicle collision on M6 in Westmeath
A section of the motorway is closed in both directions until further notice.
# when all is ruin
Life, death and the story of a motorway bypassing towns in the West
A new documentary explores the twists and turns of the M17/M18 motorway.
# m28
Local residents seek to block €220 million Cork-to-Ringaskiddy motorway plan
The action has been brought by a group describing itself as the M28 Steering Group.
# Genoa
Death toll following Genoa bridge collapse reaches 38
The Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy rainstorm in the northern port city yesterday
# Genoa
'Immense tragedy' - At least 30 dead after large section of motorway bridge collapses in Italy
The incident happened near the port city of Genoa in the northwest of the country.
# m11
Gardaí stop driver who was going 158kph on 100kph road
The speed limit on the road is 100kmph.
# My mate the m28
€220 million Cork-to-Ringaskiddy motorway gets the green light
An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the construction of the 13-mile M28 motorway.
# Public Transport
M50 operating with traffic levels that weren't expected until the mid-2020s
Transport Infrastructure Ireland boss said there has been a ‘huge increase’ in M50 traffic in the last four years.
# Roads
Man dies after crash between car and truck on M18 in Co Clare
The crash happened at about 1.20 pm this afternoon.
# Kilkenny
Gardaí investigate after man in his 20s killed in motorcycle crash
No other vehicle was involved in the collision.
# Kilcullen
Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man in his 40s struck and killed by car on motorway in Kildare
The accident happened at about 3.30am this morning.
# Cahir
M8 motorway reopens in one direction after being closed earlier
Earlier incidents happened on the M8 in Tipperary on a hazardous morning on Irish roads.
# Big Plans
DCU economist rejects Leo's insistence that Limerick-Cork motorway 'makes sense'
The National Planning Framework will be launched this week.
# Motorway
Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley
The 450m-long bridge was to be part of a motorway connecting to the city of Villavicencio to Bogotá.
# Near miss
Man speaks out after metre-long 'spear' smashes through windscreen on the M50
Jason described the incident that happened as he was driving on the M50.
# m17/18
A new motorway will open today in Galway
The M17/18 Gort to Tuam motorway is set to reduce travel times to and from the northwest.
# hit the road
Engineers want multiple tolls and changing speed limits on the M50
They say it will help congestion.
# motorway crash
'Up to 18 feared dead' in Germany as tour bus bursts into flames
Angela Merkel voiced her “great dismay” over the crash, which happened in Bavaria.
# what are you at
A man just gave up and started sunbathing in the middle of the M7 this afternoon
We wouldn’t say that’s the best idea. But you do you.
# Witness appeal
Man dies after collision between truck and car on M1
It’s the second fatal crash on the motorway in 24 hours.
# accident blackspot
The worst time and place for accidents on the M50? The Red Cow junction on a Wednesday evening
There have been just under 2,000 vehicle collisions on the M50 in the past four years.
# choc-a-block
Third lane needed on N11 or Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown will begin to suffer, report finds
Any delay in road network improvements will ‘constrain growth’ and hinder productivity, finds Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
# need for speed
Police pull over pensioner driving mobility scooter on busy UK motorway
The 92-year-old man was taken home by police.
# Operation Thor
Van that pulled over before reaching Garda checkpoint was full of stolen bikes and computers
He was detained after the vehicle stopped on the hard shoulder of the road, to the north of a checkpoint.
# Rural recovery
'Sligo needs a motorway to give it a fighting chance'
Businesses say the north-west has been overlooked when it comes to job-creating infrastructure.