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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Road Deaths

This year
Road deaths in Ireland increased by 13% last year
The number of pedestrian deaths more than doubled.
Last year
# Road Deaths
Motorcyclist and pedestrian die in separate road crashes in Louth and Tipperary
Gardaí are investigating both collisions.
All time
# Road Deaths
'We've lost the equivalent of a month's worth of lives in two days': RSA issues safety warning
Seven people died on roads in the Republic and Northern Ireland today and yesterday.
# Road Safety
New road safety strategy that seeks to halve deaths on Irish roads by 2030 launched
A working group will be established to examine speed limits, particularly a 30km/h speed limit in urban areas.
# Road Deaths
Number of fatalities on Irish roads in first seven months of year down compared with last year
There were 75 fatalities between January and July, compared with 81 in the same period in 2020.
# Gardaí
Number of people killed on Irish roads dropped by 12% in first half of 2021
Garda figures showed 82% of deaths occurred on rural roads with a speed limit of 80kmh or higher.
# Road Safety
Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020
There was a 25% reduction in the number of serious or minor injuries in 2020.
# Road Safety
Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.
# fatal crashes
Two dead in separate road crashes in Kildare and Meath
A woman in her 80s and a man in his 30s have died on Irish roads today.
# Donegal
Appeal after man killed in Donegal car crash
The single-car crash occurred at 4am today.
# Road Safety
Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.
# Road Safety Authority
45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019
A total of 148 people died on Irish roads last year, according to provisional figures.
# Road Deaths
Road Safety Authority 'interested' in tough UK restrictions on young drivers
One of the measures being considered in the UK is a curfew for young drivers.
# fatal crashes
Warning as research shows defective tyres a factor in an average of 14 roads deaths per year
Each month 8,500 vehicles are classified as being dangerously defective.
# Gardaí
Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year
There’s been an increase in detections of drink driving, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their phones.
# Gortahork
'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash
John Harley, Seán Harkin, Mícheál Roarty and Daniel Scott were killed in a single-vehicle collision last night.
# Gortahork
'The stuff of nightmares': Four men in their 20s killed in Donegal car crash named
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
# Road Deaths
2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began
This compares with 156 deaths as a result of 141 crashes in 2017.
# Crash
31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash
The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.
# Road Safety
Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide
Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.
# Road Deaths
Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year
Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.
# Road Deaths
Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer
There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.
# Road Safety
Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row
The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.
# unnecessary journeys
Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible
The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.
# noel clancy
'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws
Noel Clancy has campaigned for car owners who let unaccompanied learners drive their cars be prosecuted.
# Road Safety
Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959
This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.
# global study
Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate
We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.
# Ballyduff
Man in his 60s dies after van collides with truck in Kerry
Gardaí in Listowel are investigating the incident.
# Be Safe
Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue
“They could be relations of mine or yours.”
# Cycling
Tributes paid to 'much loved' school principal killed following collision with car
Pádraic Carney was involved in an accident in Rathfarnham yesterday morning.
# Wicklow
Appeal for dash cam footage after death of man struck by car
The pedestrian was fatally injured in an early morning crash on Monday.
# Witness appeal
Man dies after collision between truck and car on M1
It’s the second fatal crash on the motorway in 24 hours.
# Tourmakeady
Man in his 20s dies in early-morning crash in Mayo
Two other people, also in their 20s, have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
# Transport
These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade
Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.
# Buncrana
Two teens killed in overnight crash in Donegal
Three other teenagers were also injured in the single-vehicle collision.
# Irish Roads
Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system
There is little appetite for stricter rules around driving and alcohol among the Irish population.
Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'
The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.
# all the facts
FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?
We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.
# over the limit
Almost a third of people who died on the roads in 2014 had alcohol in their system
The median level of blood alcohol concentration was four times the legal limit.
# Off the Road
'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points
Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.