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#Penalty Points

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Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution

Jun 22nd 2015, 2:15 PM 16,039 Views 19 Comments

A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

Jun 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 46,089 Views 53 Comments

We’ll give you three guesses…

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment...
# Gridlock
# Gridlock

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment...

Apr 18th 2015, 7:15 AM 21,331 Views 84 Comments

And it’s all because of penalty points. Hang about though, it might not all be bad news…

Mick Wallace claims a Fine Gael TD's court summonses are being 'kept on the shelf'
# Fresh Claims
# Fresh Claims

Mick Wallace claims a Fine Gael TD's court summonses are being 'kept on the shelf'

Apr 1st 2015, 8:58 AM 15,086 Views 105 Comments

The independent TD made the comments in the Dáil yesterday.

Stolen NCT certs from armed holdup in 2013 still in circulation
# Check The Number
# Check The Number

Stolen NCT certs from armed holdup in 2013 still in circulation

Feb 18th 2015, 5:10 PM 17,654 Views 27 Comments

Anybody buying a second hand vehicle is being urged to check the number on the NCT disk.

'We want to make sure that the public can have confidence in us'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

'We want to make sure that the public can have confidence in us'

Jan 27th 2015, 6:10 PM 14,095 Views 89 Comments

A report found 114 penalty point cancellations required further investigation.

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

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

Jan 23rd 2015, 9:15 PM 25,910 Views 81 Comments

A new report claims points are still being unfairly cancelled.

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

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

Jan 15th 2015, 4:32 PM 31,208 Views 72 Comments

Have you had trouble getting an appointment?

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW
# Loophole
# Loophole

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW

Dec 11th 2014, 1:31 PM 12,472 Views 21 Comments

A technical issue could see thousands of points quashed.

Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'
# Penalty Points Quashed
# Penalty Points Quashed

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

Dec 10th 2014, 5:39 PM 20,189 Views 35 Comments

The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole
# Stop The Lights
# Stop The Lights

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole

Dec 9th 2014, 5:30 PM 22,133 Views 41 Comments

Thousands of points could be cancelled.

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

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

Dec 8th 2014, 8:09 AM 56,437 Views 146 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:51 PM 13,041 Views 0 Comments

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
# PAC
# PAC

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:40 PM 21,669 Views 23 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:03 AM 6,868 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 25th 2014, 12:40 PM 9,836 Views 66 Comments

“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?”

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

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

Sep 16th 2014, 9:30 PM 8,446 Views 16 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Sep 16th 2014, 3:43 PM 10,823 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,912 Views 20 Comments

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
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

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

Sep 16th 2014, 6:10 AM 8,066 Views 48 Comments

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.

Maurice McCabe will meet senior Gardaí today over new penalty points claims
# Fly On The Wall
# Fly On The Wall

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

Sep 15th 2014, 1:38 PM 10,930 Views 38 Comments

GSOC has opened an investigation into the claims.

Gardaí STILL cancelling penalty points, says whistleblower
# Fresh Allegations
# Fresh Allegations

Gardaí STILL cancelling penalty points, says whistleblower

Sep 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 20,317 Views 117 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 28th 2014, 9:40 AM 14,696 Views 69 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 5th 2014, 9:29 AM 12,833 Views 95 Comments

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
# Ring Ring
# Ring Ring

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

Aug 5th 2014, 8:32 AM 7,340 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 24,990 Views 70 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 30th 2014, 10:31 AM 21,936 Views 121 Comments

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

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

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

Jun 19th 2014, 4:55 PM 17,177 Views 23 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today

Jun 19th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,692 Views 8 Comments

What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?

Local gardaí can no longer overturn penalty points
# Take Your Points
# Take Your Points

Local gardaí can no longer overturn penalty points

Jun 17th 2014, 2:55 PM 13,473 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 17th 2014, 11:27 AM 3,932 Views 5 Comments

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”.

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

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

Jun 15th 2014, 2:47 PM 17,667 Views 86 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2014, 10:46 PM 22,842 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

May 9th 2014, 7:16 AM 7,817 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

May 8th 2014, 6:55 AM 5,221 Views 16 Comments

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

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter
# On The Defence
# On The Defence

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

May 7th 2014, 3:00 PM 24,771 Views 139 Comments

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.

Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding

May 6th 2014, 10:47 PM 11,997 Views 108 Comments

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

Shatter: Prime Time remarks were "a mistake"
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Shatter: Prime Time remarks were "a mistake"

May 6th 2014, 6:38 PM 11,422 Views 59 Comments

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