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#Off the Road

# off-the-road - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Grealish handed nine-month driving ban after crashing Range Rover during lockdown
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Grealish handed nine-month driving ban after crashing Range Rover during lockdown

Dec 15th 2020, 11:50 AM 44,462 Views 27 Comments

The Aston Villa and England footballer pleaded guilty to two charges — including hitting two parked vehicles in March.

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

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

Aug 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,885 Views 98 Comments

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

Jul 6th 2018, 12:43 PM 98,787 Views 208 Comments

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

Mar 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,373 Views 118 Comments

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

Feb 16th 2018, 5:41 PM 107,472 Views 162 Comments

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
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'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Jul 17th 2017, 4:23 PM 33,334 Views 56 Comments

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

Jul 11th 2017, 7:12 PM 15,020 Views 14 Comments

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 11,484 Views 25 Comments

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

Feb 8th 2017, 11:01 AM 34,754 Views 99 Comments

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:15 AM 13,228 Views 18 Comments

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

Aug 6th 2015, 1:36 PM 20,758 Views 36 Comments

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 6:03 AM 21,897 Views 44 Comments

Officially, anyway.

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

Gardaí are getting tough on anyone driving while disqualified
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Gardaí are getting tough on anyone driving while disqualified

Jun 19th 2015, 8:44 AM 17,474 Views 56 Comments

They will now be arrested straight away.

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

Team Sky withdraw Colombian rider after blood testing questions
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Team Sky withdraw Colombian rider after blood testing questions

Mar 19th 2014, 12:38 PM 2,523 Views 4 Comments

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
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Biggest lorries banned from Ireland’s roads from today

Nov 1st 2013, 10:25 PM 46,960 Views 144 Comments

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

Sep 27th 2013, 11:21 PM 48,777 Views 170 Comments

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

Tevez sentenced after pleading guilty to driving offences
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Tevez sentenced after pleading guilty to driving offences

Apr 3rd 2013, 11:57 AM 1,925 Views 5 Comments

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