Fianna Fáil blames 'absurd' fall in penalty point notices on reductions in Garda Road Policing Unit

Fianna Fáil blames 'absurd' fall in penalty point notices on reductions in Garda Road Policing Unit

There has been a drop in the number of penalty points issued to drivers in the past 10 years, according to Fianna Fáil.

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Shane Ross accused of being 'anti-rural Ireland' in Cabinet row over new penalty points laws

Shane Ross accused of being 'anti-rural Ireland' in Cabinet row over new penalty points laws

Fine Gael ministers were accused by a Cabinet colleague today of “egging on” a belief that Transport Minister Shane Ross is “anti-rural Ireland” in a heated discussion on proposed new road traffic measures.

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Shane Ross wants to bring in higher penalty points for speeding

Shane Ross wants to bring in higher penalty points for speeding

The Transport Minister says he wants to bring in higher penalty points for speeding as soon as possible.

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Gardaí acknowledge 'systematic flaws' on penalty points; One officer cancelled 744 notices in 17 counties 

Gardaí acknowledge 'systematic flaws' on penalty points; One officer cancelled 744 notices in 17 counties 

Latest: An Garda Síochána has said it acknowledges that the penalty points system has had “systematic flaws and that some members of An Garda Síochána were using it in an inappropriate manner”.

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Almost 15 THOUSAND caught driving while using mobiles

Almost 15 THOUSAND caught driving while using mobiles

Almost 15,000 people were caught using their mobile phones while driving in the first six months of the year.

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Drivers warned: Stop for lollipop wardens or face four penalty points

Drivers warned: Stop for lollipop wardens or face four penalty points

Drivers are being reminded that they must stop for lollipop men and women when school starts at the end of the month.

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Clampdown ordered on court loophole that avoids penalty points

Clampdown ordered on court loophole that avoids penalty points

A new garda operation is set to target drivers who avoid penalty points by failing to provide their licence in court, it has been reported.

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Minister: No hiding place for gardaí who quash penalty points improperly

Minister: No hiding place for gardaí who quash penalty points improperly

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says there is "no hiding place" for anyone who has penalty points improperly quashed - after a new report showed six senior officers cancelled points against Garda policy.

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Garda Inspectorate happy with measures to prevent corruption in penalty-points system

Garda Inspectorate happy with measures to prevent corruption in penalty-points system

The head of the Garda Inspectorate said today that he is happy with new efforts to stop corruption in the penalty points system.

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Donohoe to publish penalty-points loophole legislation today

Donohoe to publish penalty-points loophole legislation today

The Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is publishing emergency legislation today to close a loophole which could potentially have seen thousands of penalty points wiped.

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Penalty-points loophole 'may be bigger than first thought'

Penalty-points loophole 'may be bigger than first thought'

A potential loophole in the penalty points system may be bigger than first indicated.

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More NCT staff hired as tougher penalty points sanctions start

More NCT staff hired as tougher penalty points sanctions start

Extra staff have been hired to speed up the process of getting an NCT in the new year.

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Learners will get penalty points for driving alone

Learners will get penalty points for driving alone

Learners who drive unaccompanied are to receive penalty points for the first time, Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe said.

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Acting Garda Commissioner to review PAC report into penalty points

Acting Garda Commissioner to review PAC report into penalty points

The acting Garda Commissioner has issued a statement welcoming the report by the PAC into the penalty points issue.

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Maurice McCabe 'still isolated' after penalty-points furore: McGuinness

Maurice McCabe 'still isolated' after penalty-points furore: McGuinness

Sergeant Maurice McCabe is still being victimised and isolated by senior members of the force, according to the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

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McGuinness: Penalty points system still being abused

McGuinness: Penalty points system still being abused

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness has said the penalty points system is still being abused despite a series of overhauls.

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GRA says commission of inquiry will shed light on allegations of garda misconduct

GRA says commission of inquiry will shed light on allegations of garda misconduct

A senior member of the GRA says he will not "speculate" on whether Maurice McCabe was right to bring allegations of garda misconduct into the public domain.

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McCabe assigned to Garda Professional Standards Unit over penalty points

McCabe assigned to Garda Professional Standards Unit over penalty points

Sergeant Maurice McCabe is set to begin working with the Garda Professional Standards Unit tomorrow.

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Wallace: Legal action against Shatter 'one option'

Wallace: Legal action against Shatter 'one option'

Independent Deputy Mick Wallace says legal action against Justice Minister Alan Shatter is "an option" for him, but he hasn't made a decision.

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Garda Inspectorate to publish penalty points report

Garda Inspectorate to publish penalty points report

A report into the penalty points system is to be published by the Garda Inspectorate later today.

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Higher penalty points on way for speeding, mobile phone use

Higher penalty points on way for speeding, mobile phone use

Higher penalty points are on the way for drivers caught speeding or using mobile phones behind the wheel.

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Garda Ombudsman to have full access to database in penalty points probe

Garda Ombudsman to have full access to database in penalty points probe

It has been confirmed that the Garda Ombudsman Commission will have full access to the garda electronic database for its inquiry into penalty points.

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Not up to us to force whistleblower into public session: PAC member

The Public Accounts Committee is taking legal advice on whether it can cooperate with the Garda Ombudsman's investigation into penalty points.

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Bill to impose more penalty points for some driving offences

Bill to impose more penalty points for some driving offences

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has published a new Bill which will see tougher penalty points introduced for three different road offences.

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