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#Penalty Points

# penalty-points - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Names to be redacted in garda report on quashed penalty points

The report is to be published by the Minister for Justice later today.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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# penalty-points - Monday 13 May, 2013

Disgraced former minister and ex-wife released from prison early

Former UK cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce were released from prison this morning and have to wear electronic tags.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Survey shows differences of over €1,000 between car insurance quotes

The National Consumer Agency said that they “strongly urge motorists” to get a number of quotes before committing.

# penalty-points - Monday 6 May, 2013

From The42 Anything but Hunky Dory for Drogheda as Saints snatch late win Penalty Points

Anything but Hunky Dory for Drogheda as Saints snatch late win

Killian Brennan’s 92nd minute penalty briefly put St Patrick’s Athletic joint-top of the league.

# penalty-points - Saturday 13 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.

# penalty-points - Monday 8 April, 2013

TD says delay sending correction letter meant wife got his penalty points

Andrew Doyle says a letter asserting that he was the speeding driver, and not his wife, arrived too late with the authorities.

# penalty-points - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: The country is ‘fraped’ with snow; Pope Francis feels let down by Ming Flanagan; horsemeat scandal neigh fair to the rich?

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins

Joan Collins was one of four TDs, including Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, who highlighted the issue of penalty points being quashed. She said revelations about ‘Ming’ will impact on the reputation of independent deputies.

# penalty-points - Thursday 14 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical' Penalty Points This post contains videos

Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical'

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan told TheJournal.ie of her own penalty points, and why she has no “sympathy whatsoever” for Deputy Flanagan.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Roscommon county manager will take ‘all necessary steps’ to protect name after Ming's Dáil comments

Frank Dawson says he assumes he is the official Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan had referred to, and rejects the TD’s claims.

Column: 'Ming' case demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of parliamentary privilege

The that fact a garda believes TDs are exempt from penalty points, and a TD evidently agreed, shows a basic misunderstanding of the purpose of parliamentary privilege, writes Eoin O’Malley.

Wallace: Ming should have accepted quashed penalty points Penalty Points This post contains videos

Wallace: Ming should have accepted quashed penalty points

The Wexford TD says, however, that Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s actions don’t change the ‘bigger issue’ of systematic termination.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Ming: I want my penalty points back

The Dáil deputy described what led up to him not receiving penalty points or a fine though he was caught by gardaí driving while on a mobile phone on two occasions.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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Flanagan to address Dáil amid claims he denied penalty points were wiped

The independent TD was asked if he had penalty points wiped from his licence last December but denied he had. He intends to address the Dáil this evening.

# penalty-points - Sunday 10 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added overly attached puppy

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to 'tell all' about wiping of penalty points from his licence

Flanagan said gardaí contacted him offering to remove the points from his record.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Shatter: 'Difficult not to throw up' listening to Ming on Gardaí

The justice minister did little to hide his annoyance in the Dáil today when asked about the penalty points inquiry.

# penalty-points - Monday 4 February, 2013

Insurance companies to have full access to drivers' offences

The measures mean that insurance companies will be able to take serious offences into account when applying a loading on an insurance policy for penalty points.

Poll: Should insurers be able to access details of drivers' road offences? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should insurers be able to access details of drivers' road offences?

New measures will allow insurers to access information on the reasons for drivers incurring penalty points, a move expected to push up premiums. What do you think?

# penalty-points - Friday 21 December, 2012

TDs call for public inquiry over quashed penalty points

They also revealed details of four incidents where drivers who had allegedly had penalty point offences quashed were later involved in fatal accidents.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added raccoon called Rocky

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled

People Before Profit TD Joan Collins has used parliamentary privilege to reveal the names of an Irish sports star and journalist who allegedly had penalty points struck-off their licence.

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving

The bill also introduces a Novice Driver category for people in their first two years after qualification.

Shatter: Allegations on penalty points concern only 'small minority' of cases

The justice minister says fewer than 300 alleged driving offences are being questioned, out of a total of almost 1.5 million.

# penalty-points - Friday 7 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added heartbreaking dog rescue stories

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Garda Commissioner: Investigation into penalty points cancellations will be 'rigorous'

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said there was “no question” that a culture of non-enforcement of penalties was being tolerated by the Gardaí.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated

A garda and a sergeant have reportedly blown the whistle on the practice of penalty points on drivers’ licences being terminated inappropriately for some high-profile figures.

# penalty-points - Sunday 2 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you start your Sunday.

# penalty-points - Thursday 29 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# penalty-points - Friday 19 October, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?

New measures could see novice drivers taken off the road after racking up just six penalty points. Do you agree?

# penalty-points - Friday 5 October, 2012

Cross-border recognition of drivers' penalty points by 2015

Transport ministers from both sides of the border have agreed a “detailed timetable” for laws recognising penalty points.

# penalty-points - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled?

An Oireachtas committee has recommended a penalty points reform so we ask: Should points for drivers using their phones be increased from two to four?

# penalty-points - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Room for improvement in penalty point system

No reason why we can’t save more lives, motorist and driving safety representatives tell Oireachtas committee on transport.

# penalty-points - Thursday 2 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Motorists facing more penalty points for seatbelt offences

A number of offences related to seatbelt wearing will now carry with them penalty points, the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said.