A new law to combat the dangerous overtaking of cyclists comes into effect next month.
Dangerous overtaking in general is already an offence that carries an €80 fine and three penalty points.
The new regulation will be specific to cyclists and is expected to to carry a higher fine.
"Key to preventing deaths on our roads is education and that has to happen at a young age." said president of the Road Haulage Association Verona Murphy
"We have to instill respect between us as road users," she added.