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#Off the Road

# off-the-road - Sunday 5 August, 2018

The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law

Transport Minister Shane Ross said he hopes to have a general scheme for the legislation ready by Christmas.

# off-the-road - Friday 6 July, 2018

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

# off-the-road - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# off-the-road - Friday 16 February, 2018

You won't be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030

NCT certs will not be issued for non-zero emissions cars.

# off-the-road - 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

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

# off-the-road - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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

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

# off-the-road - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

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

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

# off-the-road - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

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

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

# off-the-road - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Seven-year jail term upheld for drunk driver who put a grandmother into a wheelchair

Maurice Power had 51 previous convictions.

# off-the-road - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June

Today gardaí said many of these drivers are also active criminals with multiple previous convictions.

# off-the-road - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Almost 100,000 cars in Ireland don't get driven at all

Officially, anyway.

# off-the-road - Friday 19 June, 2015

Gardaí are getting tough on anyone driving while disqualified

They will now be arrested straight away.

# off-the-road - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The42 Team Sky withdraw Colombian rider after blood testing questions Off The Road

Team Sky withdraw Colombian rider after blood testing questions

Sergio Henao will not compete for the British cycling outfit ‘for at least eight weeks’.

# off-the-road - Friday 1 November, 2013

Biggest lorries banned from Ireland’s roads from today

From now on, no vehicles more than 4.65 metres tall will be allowed on the roads.

# off-the-road - Friday 27 September, 2013

Tax offices inundated with motorists ahead of ‘off road’ deadline

Minister Phil Hogan has told vehicle owners that once the stamp of their application is prior to 30 September, they will be deemed compliant.

# off-the-road - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

From The42 Tevez sentenced after pleading guilty to driving offences Off The Road

Tevez sentenced after pleading guilty to driving offences

The Manchester City striker has been hit with 250 hours of community service, a six-month driving ban and a £1,000 fine.