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#Penalty Points

# penalty-points - Friday 23 January, 2015

'There is no hiding place for anyone who cancelled penalty points'

A new report claims points are still being unfairly cancelled.

# penalty-points - Thursday 15 January, 2015

NCT delays are making 'an ass of the law', apparently

Have you had trouble getting an appointment?

# penalty-points - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW

A technical issue could see thousands of points quashed.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'

The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole

Thousands of points could be cancelled.

# penalty-points - Monday 8 December, 2014

Here's everything you can get penalty points for from today

Drivers will be applicable for points under 14 new offences, with increased penalties for a further nine.

# penalty-points - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about jobs, Phil Hogan and protests in Hong Kong.

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family

The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.

Drivers should be able to pay a double fine to avoid court appearance

Less than 1 in 4 of people summoned to court for penalty point offences received convictions.

# penalty-points - Thursday 25 September, 2014

"Should the gardaí get discretion?": Ross rounds on 'bent' guards abusing the points system

“We should ask the really radical question — should the gardaí get discretion? If so many of them are abusing it – why should they have it?”

# penalty-points - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: This is very different, we're listening to Maurice McCabe

The Justice Minister has been speaking about the fresh penalty points controversy today.

Gardaí didn't serve over 640,000 summonses between 2009 and 2012 - whistleblower

John Wilson blasted the lack of accountability in the penalty points system.

State of the Nation: Is Maurice McCabe ruining Frances Fitzgerald's honeymoon?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

McCabe had 'constructive' penalty points meeting but still feels 'not accepted' in force

McCabe will spend the rest of the week in Dublin outlining the new allegations that gardaí have been cancelling penalty points since new regulations came in.

# penalty-points - Monday 15 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Maurice McCabe will meet senior Gardaí today over new penalty points claims

GSOC has opened an investigation into the claims.

# penalty-points - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Gardaí STILL cancelling penalty points, says whistleblower

McCabe has handed over evidence to GSOC and has been interviewed at the Ombudsman’s office recently.

# penalty-points - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Over 21,000 motorists have been caught using their phone while driving this year

However, there have not yet been any prosecutions under a new law completely banning using a phone while driving.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Poll: Are penalties for using a phone while driving strict enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are penalties for using a phone while driving strict enough?

One in ten Irish motorists are still doing it – do we need harsher punishments to stop them?

New laws haven't deterred one-in-ten motorists from using their phone while driving

A new survey found that one-in-ten drivers text or talk on their phone.

# penalty-points - Friday 1 August, 2014

Drivers caught speeding today will get more penalty points under new rules

There is a new category of driver on the roads from today – the novice driver.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Penalty points are being increased for some offences in time for the bank holiday

Speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or using a phone will now incur three points.

# penalty-points - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment

John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.

PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today

What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?

# penalty-points - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Local gardaí can no longer overturn penalty points

The move comes as part of a massive overhaul of the system.

I wouldn't have treated whistleblowers that way --- Garda Inspectorate Chief

Robert Olson is highlighting wider problems in the force, saying this morning that “culture is something you don’t change with a couple of policies and it’s fixed next week”.

# penalty-points - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Gaybo to resign as RSA chairman, criticises a lack of garda resources

The RSA thanked him for his ‘tireless’ work as a campaigner.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

# penalty-points - Friday 9 May, 2014

Damning report that led to Shatter's resignation to be published today

The Guerin Report was commissioned to investigate the reporting of confidential information by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# penalty-points - Thursday 8 May, 2014

In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He'd become a distraction

Numerous controversies had been dogging the Justice Minister for months which is why he may well have decided to call it a day.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter

The Transport Minister has defended his Cabinet colleague after the Data Protection Commissioner found that he broke the law by revealing information about Wallace on live television.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding

Shatter can appeal the decision, but has not commented on the finding.

Shatter: Prime Time remarks were "a mistake"

Alan Shatter says that he may appeal the Data Protection Commissioner’s findings.

'Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign' - Wallace

Mick Wallace was named by Alan Shatter as having been cautioned by gardaí for using his phone while driving – an act that has been ruled as having broke the law.

# penalty-points - Friday 2 May, 2014

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?

A similar rule already applies in Australia.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

# penalty-points - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Monorail, al-Qaeda, and Easter eggs: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Easter eggs are people planning to give tomorrow?

# penalty-points - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month

There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.

# penalty-points - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.