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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# speed limits

Last month
September 2023
McEntee calls for increased implementation of average-speed cameras on roads
The minister signalled that increasing the use of average-speed cameras could lead to a reduction in the road policing unit.
Speed limits to be lowered by 20 km/h on many roads under new government plans
The plans come following a significant spike in road deaths this year.
Ministers discuss changes to penalty points at meeting this evening
Jack Chambers said the “anomaly” where drivers who commit multiple offences only receive penalty points for the most serious offence must be addressed.
Use of speed cameras to increase by 20% following 'worrying increase' in road deaths
Justice Minister Helen McEntee said an additional €1.2 million is to be allocated for GoSafe vans to provide extra monitoring.
This year
Review will 'radically change' mismatch of speed limits on Irish roads, says minister
A review into Ireland’s speed limits will be published in the ‘coming weeks, says Minister of State Jack Chambers.
Last year
Over 95% of vehicles travelling through Phoenix Park breaking 30km/hr speed limit
Green Party TD Patrick Costello said that the OPW need to work with the Gardaí to address the speeding issues.
Expert says Ryan 'spot on' to advise slowing down, warns Govt may have to lower speed limits
Eamon Ryan has encouraged people to keep their bills down by driving slower.
All time
Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.
Poll: Should speed limits be reduced in rural areas?
Campaigners say it would encourage cycling and walking.
Poll: Should motorway speed limits be cut when it rains?
Most drivers in the UK want a lower motorway speed limit in wet weather.
Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin
Dublin City Council will vote on the proposals this week.
Not happy with a speed limit in your area? Plans underway to allow members of the public to appeal for changes
A national speed limit audit is currently near completion.
Motorists urged to 'respect speed limits' as strike by speed camera van operators to go ahead
The 24-hour strike takes place from 6am tomorrow.
Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits
Minister for Transport Shane Ross has called on all local authorities to carry out the review.
'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'
From midnight tonight, speed limits in 10 Dublin areas will be lowered to 30km/h.
Poll: Do you always obey urban speed limits?
Dublin city centre’s 30 km/h speed limit is to be expanded to nine residential areas in the city.
Poll: Do you support a 30km speed limit in residential areas?
Dublin City Council expanded its 30km/hr speed limit in the city last Friday.
Poll: Should 30km speed limit apply to all Irish cities and suburbs?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads
Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives.
The AA thinks they're 'ridiculous', but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits
Dublin City Council plans to expand the 30km/hr speed limit across further areas of the city.
This week's motoring news: The price of new cars is dropping in Ireland
Here’s all the car-related news you need to know this week – including a major headache for Toyota.
There are big problems with Netflix speeds on Virgin Media, but who's responsible?
The two companies aren’t being particularly clear on what or who is causing the slow streaming speeds.
M50 drivers will have to go at different speeds, depending on how busy the road is
Up to 400,000 journeys take place on the M50 every day.
This technology could be installed in your car to restrict your speed
Irish MEP Deirdre Clune said the drivers should be rewarded for using the car system that can automatically limit the speed of the vehicle.
'God, it's so hard': Jake Brennan's mother speaks out on his first anniversary
“We’re missing a precious, precious little boy.”
Victory for Jake Brennan's family as council backs 20km speed limit
The six-year-old died when hit by a car last June.
Speed limits are changing - here's how
Local authorities are getting more power.
'I'm doing something for my baby... I'm here for Jake' - heartbroken mum on her Dáil sleep out
Six-year-old Jake Brennan was knocked down outside his home last year. Now his mother hopes her three-night sleep out can help make sure others don’t suffer a parent’s worst nightmare.
Jake Brennan's mother to sleep outside the Dáil for three nights
The six-year-old died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny last June.
Alan Kelly calls for reduced speed limits after tragic death of Jake Brennan
The six-year-old died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny.
Have you ever seen a friend drive under the influence of drugs? 1 in 6 have
A new survey from eFlow also reveals a high number of people speed regularly.
Daly: Change motorway speed limits to 130kmh
The current speed limit is set at 120km per hour. But what does the Transport Minister think?
80km speed limit on country roads to be scrapped
An average speed on motorways and a removal of signs at inappropriate locations are also suggested by the Speed Limits Working Group.
On board with the Irish team ahead of their Le Mans 2013 bid
Murphy Prototypes “pleased” to be able to run their car in all conditions.
'32,178 vehicles checked' in first 12 hours of Bank Holiday speed crackdown
Gardaí say they have detected 129 people driving above the speed limit in today’s crackdown.
Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed
Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has announced a major nationwide review to ensure that all speed restrictions are “both safe and sensible”.
Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly
A survey of 4,000 motorists also found a small number of drivers have been ‘swapping’ penalty points.