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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Road Deaths

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# Athlone
Woman in her 20s killed after being hit by car
The woman was hit by a car in Glasson, near Athlone on Wednesday.
# Meath
Pedestrian knocked down and killed in Clonard
He is the 39th pedestrian to be killed on Irish roads this year.
# Clampdown
During this week in 2013, thousands of people were caught drink-driving
Don’t take a chance.
# Road Deaths
Cavan driver is the 180th person killed on Irish roads this year
The man’s car hit a tree last night.
# Road Death
Man in his 40s killed in Co Cork car crash tonight
The incident occurred between Mallow and Buttevant at around 6.40 pm tonight.
# Road Deaths
Young girl dies after being hit by truck in Waterford
The toddler was hit by a truck on Manor Street.
# world day of remembrance
Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began
There are a number of events happening throughout the country today to remember the victims of road traffic accidents.
# liz o'donnell
New RSA Chair told to 'name and shame' local authorities that fail to maintain road standards
Liz O’Donnell appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.
# Kerry
Two teenagers lay dead in car for hours after road crash
The crash occurred overnight on Friday in Killarney, Co Kerry, with the bodies of the youths discovered at midday on Saturday.
# Co Kerry
Two men killed overnight after car hits a ditch
The car was only discovered at noon today.
# arrive alive
Here's how many people gardaí caught speeding this morning
There’ll be an increased Garda presence on the roads until 7am tomorrow.
# Road Safety
Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan
Jake’s Legacy Campaign was set up to promote increased safety on roads for cyclists and pedestrians.
# Road Deaths
Five die in lethal weekend on Irish roads
The Transport Minister has extended his condolences to the men’s families. “It’s an unimaginable grief that they are now grappling with, ” Paschal Donohoe said.
Thirteen children have died on our roads so far this year, 7 were killed in the whole of 2013
Deaths on Irish roads have remained high this year, after increasing for the first time since 2005 last year.
Aaron McKenna: We need to deal with the dangers of older drivers as much as young ones
Yes, it may be politically unpalatable to target older drivers (ie solid voters) but is that a good enough reason to allow dangerous drivers onto our road?
# Road Death
Elderly man killed in Offaly car crash
The man’s car struck a ditch this morning and he was fatally injured.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about cancelled penalty points, a closed prison unit and another IS hostage beheading.
# Road Deaths
"57 families have had to identify the body of the person they love"
Northern Ireland’s Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin made an emotional appeal to people to take care on the roads as deaths have already reached last year’s total.
Woman (59) dies in two-car crash in west Kerry
The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
# Inspirational
'I have forgiven him' - Cork woman opens up about crash that killed her young family
“I have an army in heaven that kick my ass out of bed every morning.”
# belt up
Mayo kids tattooed to remind parents to put seatbelts on them
With temporary tattoos, of course…
# shocking
WATCH: Hard-hitting road safety ad shows one man's final journey
# Road Deaths
Number of children killed on Irish roads has already doubled from last year
Minister Paschal Donohoe called the rise “incredibly worrying.”
# jakes legacy
'He was like a wounded pup' - Mother makes emotional appeal over speed limits
Roseann Brennan’s son Jake died in June after being knocked down near his home.
# Road Safety
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.
# Roads
Teenager killed in Limerick when his quad bike collided with a tractor
The horrific crash occurred on the Oola to Doon road this afternoon.
# Monaghan
Man (84) dies in road crash after collision with oncoming vehicle
The incident occurred yesterday at around midday.
# Tragedy
Young girl and three women killed in Westmeath road crash
A car and a jeep collided on a stretch of the N4.
# Road Safety Authority
Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed
The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.
# Kilkenny
Six-year-old boy knocked down and killed in Kilkenny housing estate
The young child was in a housing estate on the outskirts of the city.
# Roads
Mayo pedestrian dies after being struck by a van
The man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene.
# Road Deaths
Two motorcyclists killed in Clare crash
A female pillion passenger was also injured in the collision and has been taken to Galway University Hospital.
# slow down
The highest speed detected by gardaí today was 30km per hour over the limit
A vehicle in Sligo was found to be travelling 130km per hour in a 100 km per hour zone. Slow down everyone, it’s the weekend.
# Road Deaths
Two people killed in separate overnight road crashes
Both incidents took place in the early hours of this morning.
# Roads
Elderly pedestrian killed after being struck by a 4x4 in Kilkenny
The woman’s body has been removed from the scene at Graiguenamanagh.
# Road Deaths
May Bank Holiday on the roads: five deaths, 151 drunk drivers and 2,164 speeders
Seven children have died on Ireland’s roads so far this year – equalling last year’s total.
# Road Deaths
Man killed when his car struck a ditch in the early hours of this morning
The 24 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.
# Road Deaths
Gardaí search for blue BMW involved in fatal hit-and-run in Loughrea
A cyclist in his 60s was taken to hospital where he died later from his injuries.