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#Penalty Points

# penalty-points - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Major development in Munster penalty point probe as dozens told they won't face prosecution
# The Points
# The Points

Major development in Munster penalty point probe as dozens told they won't face prosecution

Aug 25th 2022, 5:38 PM 56,313 Views 0 Comments

The controversial investigation has been ongoing for more than three years.

# penalty-points - Friday 15 July, 2022

Garda chiefs issue strict rules for gardaí on cancelling of District Court cases
# Summary Justice
# Summary Justice

Garda chiefs issue strict rules for gardaí on cancelling of District Court cases

Jul 15th 2022, 6:00 AM 35,075 Views 0 Comments

The new rules will be activated at the end of the month.

# penalty-points - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,612 Views 25 Comments

A total of 540,174 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2021.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives

Nov 23rd 2021, 3:33 PM 18,911 Views 0 Comments

Suspended members have been left in the dark while suspended from duty, the GRA conference heard.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation

Apr 7th 2021, 8:25 PM 120 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy delves into the Government meetings, letters and emails behind the new penalty points regulation for fishers.

# penalty-points - Saturday 26 December, 2020

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 40,164 Views 31 Comments

A total of 510,269 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2020.

# penalty-points - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Independent watchdog criticises continuing failure of gardaí to provide specific details over requests to cancel penalty points
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Independent watchdog criticises continuing failure of gardaí to provide specific details over requests to cancel penalty points

Jan 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 16,852 Views 29 Comments

Gardaí must prove they were exceeding the speed limit as they carried out their duty.

# penalty-points - Monday 13 January, 2020

Here's how many times motorists got caught speeding last year - and how many got disqualified
# Stats
# Stats

Here's how many times motorists got caught speeding last year - and how many got disqualified

Jan 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,827 Views 53 Comments

By far, the most common offence detected and which led to a driver being disqualified is speeding.

# penalty-points - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 47,207 Views 91 Comments

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 106,545.

# penalty-points - Monday 25 November, 2019

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws
# Graduated Speeding
# Graduated Speeding

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Nov 25th 2019, 5:10 PM 20,591 Views 54 Comments

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

# penalty-points - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Thousands of penalty points could be wiped out if High Court challenge over legislation succeeds
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Thousands of penalty points could be wiped out if High Court challenge over legislation succeeds

Aug 1st 2019, 7:38 PM 28,568 Views 0 Comments

The matter has been adjourned until November.

# penalty-points - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years

Jul 27th 2019, 12:24 PM 20,214 Views 45 Comments

Marc Mac Sharry TD said the legacy of declining Garda numbers has had an impact on the drop in figures.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system
# Fishing
# Fishing

'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system

Jul 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,313 Views 15 Comments

The government has previously tried to implement the points system – in 2014, 2016 and 2018 – failing each time.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences
# FOI
# FOI

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences

Dec 26th 2018, 11:00 PM 35,290 Views 41 Comments

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 108,104.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points
# Fines
# Fines

Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points

Dec 18th 2018, 5:19 PM 14,723 Views 59 Comments

The general scheme of the Bill was approved this afternoon.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit
# Speeding
# Speeding

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit

Dec 11th 2018, 6:02 PM 46,832 Views 108 Comments

A graduated penalty system for speeding will be introduced where the speed limit is exceeded by 30kph.

Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines?

Dec 11th 2018, 8:31 AM 77,842 Views 187 Comments

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is proposing drivers should be fined in such instances.

# penalty-points - Monday 1 October, 2018

Two 'clamp fairies' arrested for removing clamps from cars in Dublin
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Two 'clamp fairies' arrested for removing clamps from cars in Dublin

Oct 1st 2018, 11:29 AM 80,551 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí issued fixed charge penalty notices to the owners of vehicles parked on the same footpath.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points

Aug 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,539 Views 78 Comments

Motorists continue to park on cycle lane because they face no consequences for doing so, said the party.

# penalty-points - Friday 10 August, 2018

Driver caught doing 156kph in 80kph zone
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Driver caught doing 156kph in 80kph zone

Aug 10th 2018, 10:47 PM 43,447 Views 43 Comments

The motorist was caught by gardaí in Dublin today.

# penalty-points - Sunday 5 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,883 Views 96 Comments

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

# penalty-points - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Retired garda says it would've been 'out of character' for Callinan to say such nasty things about McCabe
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Retired garda says it would've been 'out of character' for Callinan to say such nasty things about McCabe

Updated Jun 6th 2018, 11:00 PM 20,905 Views 0 Comments

A retired assistant commissioner, and a superintendent in the communications section, gave evidence at Dublin Castle this morning.

# penalty-points - Monday 5 February, 2018

A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time

Feb 5th 2018, 3:13 PM 1,791 Views 3 Comments

Two points and an €80 fine for one motorist last year.

# penalty-points - Thursday 28 December, 2017

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences
# Irish Roads
# Irish Roads

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences

Dec 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,420 Views 18 Comments

The majority of drivers had three penalty points (400,502), while 59,404 had six points and 42,700 had two.

# penalty-points - Friday 1 December, 2017

Gardaí thank whistleblower Maurice McCabe for bringing the penalty points scandal to light
# Vindicated
# Vindicated

Gardaí thank whistleblower Maurice McCabe for bringing the penalty points scandal to light

Dec 1st 2017, 9:40 PM 20,341 Views 66 Comments

Gsoc today released a damning report showing the cancellation of around 75,000 fixed charge notices.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'
# Column
# Column

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

Nov 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 58,569 Views 125 Comments

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

# penalty-points - Friday 3 November, 2017

Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'
# Fixed Charge Notice
# Fixed Charge Notice

Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'

Nov 3rd 2017, 8:33 PM 47,716 Views 69 Comments

Alan O’Callaghan was faced with a fixed charge penalty notice prosecution.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased
# Going Up
# Going Up

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased

Oct 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,305 Views 60 Comments

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was willing to raise the points.

# penalty-points - Thursday 15 June, 2017

A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn't pay their fine last year
# No Restraint
# No Restraint

A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn't pay their fine last year

Jun 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,226 Views 12 Comments

Some of the offences related to under-17s passengers.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade
# Gender Gap
# Gender Gap

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade

Jun 7th 2017, 12:01 AM 8,936 Views 66 Comments

Since the introduction of penalty points Ireland’s male drivers have received the lion’s share of fixed charge notices for road infractions.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Poll: Does the risk of penalty points affect your driving?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the risk of penalty points affect your driving?

Jun 6th 2017, 8:32 AM 22,178 Views 53 Comments

Incurring penalty points can make your insurance more expensive and even disqualify you from driving.

Ranked - the counties where you're most likely to have received penalty points
# Pay The Penalty
# Pay The Penalty

Ranked - the counties where you're most likely to have received penalty points

Jun 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 46,869 Views 54 Comments

Some counties with the worst road fatality records in Ireland incur the least penalty points in the country.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Dundalk boss digs at title rivals Cork City over 'manufactured' penalties
# Penalty Points
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# Penalty Points

Dundalk boss digs at title rivals Cork City over 'manufactured' penalties

Apr 12th 2017, 6:40 PM 5,925 Views 38 Comments

“We are not going to encourage our players to go down,” said Stephen Kenny. “We have our values.”

# penalty-points - 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 18,642 Views 105 Comments

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

# penalty-points - Friday 18 November, 2016

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?

Nov 18th 2016, 8:42 AM 21,407 Views 105 Comments

The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Penalty points loophole to be closed by government
# Missed Penalties
# Missed Penalties

Penalty points loophole to be closed by government

Jun 21st 2016, 9:41 PM 33,319 Views 42 Comments

The loophole has seen roughly 7,500 cases annually thrown out of court.

# penalty-points - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Gardaí planning huge crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Gardaí planning huge crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

May 7th 2016, 2:38 PM 28,780 Views 100 Comments

More than 28,000 people were caught using their phone while driving last year.

# penalty-points - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed?

Oct 24th 2015, 10:28 AM 17,238 Views 63 Comments

Or do they still deserve some privacy?

# penalty-points - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations

Sep 29th 2015, 6:40 PM 27,001 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Justice has reported that 1,526 drivers avoided penalty points by donating to the court poor box from January 2014- May 2015.

# penalty-points - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Which star sign is most likely to attract penalty points?
# Written In The Stars
# Written In The Stars

Which star sign is most likely to attract penalty points?

Aug 23rd 2015, 12:12 PM 32,657 Views 43 Comments

It’s Sunday and AA Ireland’s tongue is firmly in its cheek with this analysis.

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