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#Road Deaths

# road-deaths - Friday 1 January, 2021

Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020

Jan 1st 2021, 12:11 PM 32,209 Views 56 Comments

There was a 25% reduction in the number of serious or minor injuries in 2020.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 29th 2020, 4:43 PM 18,455 Views 31 Comments

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

# road-deaths - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Two dead in separate road crashes in Kildare and Meath
# Fatal Crashes
# Fatal Crashes

Two dead in separate road crashes in Kildare and Meath

Mar 19th 2020, 6:50 PM 36,654 Views 9 Comments

A woman in her 80s and a man in his 30s have died on Irish roads today.

# road-deaths - Monday 3 February, 2020

Appeal after man killed in Donegal car crash
# Donegal
# Donegal

Appeal after man killed in Donegal car crash

Feb 3rd 2020, 12:24 PM 17,442 Views 1 Comment

The single-car crash occurred at 4am today.

# road-deaths - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing

Jan 11th 2020, 10:00 PM 26,792 Views 48 Comments

The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019

Jan 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 44,040 Views 80 Comments

A total of 148 people died on Irish roads last year, according to provisional figures.

# road-deaths - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Road Safety Authority 'interested' in tough UK restrictions on young drivers
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Road Safety Authority 'interested' in tough UK restrictions on young drivers

Oct 26th 2019, 8:30 AM 18,629 Views 59 Comments

One of the measures being considered in the UK is a curfew for young drivers.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Warning as research shows defective tyres a factor in an average of 14 roads deaths per year
# Fatal Crashes
# Fatal Crashes

Warning as research shows defective tyres a factor in an average of 14 roads deaths per year

Oct 8th 2019, 3:09 PM 5,652 Views 13 Comments

Each month 8,500 vehicles are classified as being dangerously defective.

# road-deaths - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year

Mar 7th 2019, 4:39 PM 13,520 Views 77 Comments

There’s been an increase in detections of drink driving, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their phones.

# road-deaths - Monday 28 January, 2019

'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash
# Gortahork
# Gortahork

'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash

Jan 28th 2019, 5:10 PM 32,031 Views 11 Comments

John Harley, Seán Harkin, Mícheál Roarty and Daniel Scott were killed in a single-vehicle collision last night.

'The stuff of nightmares': Four men in their 20s killed in Donegal car crash named
# Gortahork
# Gortahork

'The stuff of nightmares': Four men in their 20s killed in Donegal car crash named

Updated Jan 28th 2019, 1:19 PM 139,043 Views 99 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began

Jan 1st 2019, 10:00 AM 25,454 Views 92 Comments

This compares with 156 deaths as a result of 141 crashes in 2017.

# road-deaths - Sunday 23 December, 2018

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash
# Crash
# Crash

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash

Dec 23rd 2018, 5:43 PM 32,717 Views 7 Comments

The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.

# road-deaths - Monday 9 July, 2018

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Jul 9th 2018, 4:24 PM 9,757 Views 48 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year

Jun 19th 2018, 4:33 PM 10,419 Views 42 Comments

Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.

# road-deaths - Friday 15 June, 2018

Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer

Jun 15th 2018, 4:14 PM 9,674 Views 81 Comments

There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.

# road-deaths - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row

Apr 14th 2018, 8:15 AM 6,728 Views 15 Comments

The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible
# Unnecessary Journeys
# Unnecessary Journeys

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible

Feb 28th 2018, 12:46 PM 13,151 Views 13 Comments

The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.

# road-deaths - Friday 16 February, 2018

'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws
# Noel Clancy
# Noel Clancy

'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws

Feb 16th 2018, 11:02 AM 22,389 Views 94 Comments

Noel Clancy has campaigned for car owners who let unaccompanied learners drive their cars be prosecuted.

# road-deaths - Monday 1 January, 2018

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

Jan 1st 2018, 1:16 PM 21,347 Views 74 Comments

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate
# Global Study
# Global Study

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

Sep 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,905 Views 23 Comments

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Man in his 60s dies after van collides with truck in Kerry
# Ballyduff
# Ballyduff

Man in his 60s dies after van collides with truck in Kerry

Aug 29th 2017, 8:55 PM 16,709 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí in Listowel are investigating the incident.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue

Jul 18th 2017, 4:14 PM 8,471 Views 38 Comments

“They could be relations of mine or yours.”

# road-deaths - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Tributes paid to 'much loved' school principal killed following collision with car
# Cycling
# Cycling

Tributes paid to 'much loved' school principal killed following collision with car

Jun 21st 2017, 1:50 PM 66,742 Views 170 Comments

Pádraic Carney was involved in an accident in Rathfarnham yesterday morning.

# road-deaths - Friday 9 June, 2017

Appeal for dash cam footage after death of man struck by car
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Appeal for dash cam footage after death of man struck by car

Jun 9th 2017, 2:47 PM 18,343 Views 7 Comments

The pedestrian was fatally injured in an early morning crash on Monday.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Man dies after collision between truck and car on M1
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Man dies after collision between truck and car on M1

Jun 6th 2017, 9:54 AM 26,333 Views 5 Comments

It’s the second fatal crash on the motorway in 24 hours.

# road-deaths - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Man in his 20s dies in early-morning crash in Mayo
# Tourmakeady
# Tourmakeady

Man in his 20s dies in early-morning crash in Mayo

Jun 4th 2017, 8:09 AM 28,636 Views 1 Comment

Two other people, also in their 20s, have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade
# Transport
# Transport

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade

May 10th 2017, 6:01 PM 38,327 Views 34 Comments

Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.

# road-deaths - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Two teens killed in overnight crash in Donegal
# Buncrana
# Buncrana

Two teens killed in overnight crash in Donegal

Apr 29th 2017, 9:19 AM 33,096 Views 38 Comments

Three other teenagers were also injured in the single-vehicle collision.

# road-deaths - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system
# Irish Roads
# Irish Roads

Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system

Apr 16th 2017, 6:35 AM 16,320 Views 61 Comments

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?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'

Apr 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 477 Views 68 Comments

The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.

# road-deaths - Friday 14 April, 2017

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

Apr 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,076 Views 47 Comments

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

# road-deaths - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Almost a third of people who died on the roads in 2014 had alcohol in their system
# Over The Limit
# Over The Limit

Almost a third of people who died on the roads in 2014 had alcohol in their system

Mar 16th 2017, 1:46 PM 7,888 Views 40 Comments

The median level of blood alcohol concentration was four times the legal limit.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Feb 8th 2017, 11:01 AM 34,700 Views 99 Comments

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

# road-deaths - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin
# Rush
# Rush

Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin

Feb 2nd 2017, 7:50 AM 24,350 Views 21 Comments

The occupants of the second car were seriously injured.

# road-deaths - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Man dies when car he is driving collides with bus in Cork
# Mallow
# Mallow

Man dies when car he is driving collides with bus in Cork

Jan 29th 2017, 7:58 AM 19,860 Views 2 Comments

The bus driver was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

# road-deaths - Friday 13 January, 2017

'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash
# Meath
# Meath

'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash

Jan 13th 2017, 3:30 PM 65,610 Views 23 Comments

Her two children are in hospital, with one in a serious condition.

# road-deaths - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Jan 9th 2017, 11:35 PM 10,121 Views 35 Comments

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

# road-deaths - Friday 6 January, 2017

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Jan 6th 2017, 9:37 PM 16,517 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?

Jan 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,957 Views 85 Comments

Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.

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