Person: Liz O’Donnell
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
158 people died on Irish roads in 2017, according to the latest Road Safety Authority statistics.
Mon, 01 Jan, 2018
A young man left paralysed after a traffic collision 11 years ago has been honoured by the Road Safety Authority for his road safety campaign.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017
The head the Road Safety Authority has called for the introduction of a system to verify Garda enforcement of road traffic legislation.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
Danny Healy-Rae’s three-glasses-are-safe comments to a group of bereaved relatives outside the Dáil were grossly insensitive, yet they tell us something important about our attitude to alcohol
Sat, 15 Jul, 2017
The number of arrests for driving under the influence between January and April 2017 has risen by 18% compared to the same period last year, according to gardaí.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
Transport Minister Shane Ross has said the spike in deaths on Irish roads last year was “calamitous”, and has said dramatic and tough new laws to stamp out drink driving are likely.
Wed, 04 Jan, 2017
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
Fri, 18 Nov, 2016
Almost 3,200 learner drivers were caught driving without being accompanied by a qualified driver last year.
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
The Road Safety Authority chief is urging the Government and gardaí to boost resources to the Traffic Corps, which saw its strength plummet by 40% during austerity.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
Sat, 18 Jun, 2016
Gender quotas are needed to “move the needle” and increase the number of women sitting on the boards of Irish companies, according to the head of PayPal in Ireland.
Fri, 17 Jun, 2016
A woman who did not pay a €1.30 parking charge on three separate occasions, or have her car taxed, was yesterday banned from driving for nine months and incurred financial penalties totalling €2,000 for four separate offences.
Sat, 21 May, 2016
Speeding was a factor one in three fatal road crashes between 2008 and 2012.
Fri, 29 Apr, 2016
The Road Safety Authority has expressed serious concern about “a significant decline” in drink-driving enforcement levels by gardaí, as figures show the number of breath tests carried out on motorists last year decreased by 18%.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Road fatalities dropped in 2015 to their second-lowest level on record, despite the worst December figures in eight years.
Sun, 03 Jan, 2016
Over 38,000 people killed on roads on the island of Ireland will be remembered this Sunday, in a planned World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015
Lobbyists are proving slow to embrace new disclosure obligations, with just eight individuals and organisations submitting details of their lobbying activities to date.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2015
Motorists should take special care when overtaking horses on the roads and never use their horn or lights in a way that might startle the animal or the rider, according to new guidelines.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
The chair of the Road Safety Authority has said she believes the use of mobile phones while driving is now “bordering on addiction”.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
Traffic collisions are the leading cause of child mortality in Ireland — with more than a third of all child deaths occurring on the roads.
Fri, 03 Apr, 2015
Schoolchildren are spreading the message about the importance of wearing seatbelts and being visible on roads at night, and some of the best campaigns were rewarded yesterday.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015
Two directors at Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children’s charity have dipped into their own pockets to shore up the charity’s finances by giving it €319,000.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2015
33-year-old pedestrian in Donegal is first fatality of 2015
Fri, 02 Jan, 2015
New figures released today show that for the second consecutive year, deaths resulting from road traffic collisions have increased.
Thu, 01 Jan, 2015
The number of people killed on Irish roads has increased for the second year in a row, new figures have revealed.
Wed, 31 Dec, 2014
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said new legislative measures aimed at combating the growing problem of drug-driving would "undoubtedly save lives".
Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
Some 1,100 motorists are being prosecuted every month for not wearing seat belts.
Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
The Cabinet has approved the appointment of the former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats, Liz O'Donnell, as chairperson of the Road Safety Authority.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
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Sun, 31 Aug, 2014
The finances of Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children’s charity last year continued to worsen forcing two of its own directors to dip into their own pockets to give the charity €150,000.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2013
WHO really exerts influence in this country? Is there a golden circle of insiders that dominate decision-making in government? Is opinion manipulated by a select cohort of furtive authoritative figures?
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
TAXPAYERS may have unknowingly coughed up €2.3 million to build a garden in the sky — but now they’re going to have to wait another year to see their project in bloom.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2011
CORK’S city manager launched a defence of his officials last night after criticism from celebrity garden designer Diarmuid Gavin about how they handled his “flying garden” project.
Tue, 31 May, 2011
CORK City Council has played down reports of a row with celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin over the funding of a gold medal- winning garden, which will become the focal point of a new park in the city.
Mon, 30 May, 2011
THE recently-formed Irish Show Jumping Centres Group (ISJCG) is not hanging around.
Fri, 05 Nov, 2010
WHY have domestic politics become so boring? Last year, since the local and European elections, there has been a palpable sense of tension and uncertainty within the Dáil and Government.
Thu, 28 Jan, 2010
FOR all the giddiness in the Fine Gael camp, there has been only one constant in Dublin South since it was constituted in 1981 – a Brennan seat.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2009
FINE GAEL has promised to put political speculators out of their misery and announce its widely anticipated candidate for the Dublin south by-election today.
Tue, 05 May, 2009
SHORTLY after last year’s general election, a former high-ranking Progressive Democrat coldly assessed the party’s future and realised it had none.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2008
IN THE early months of summer, Gabriel was full of hope for his family and three-year-old disabled daughter.
Tue, 30 Sep, 2008
IF recent events showed a week can be a long time in politics, then a decade can be an eternity.
Fri, 11 Apr, 2008