Road traffic law
Asylum seekers' right to work is being undermined because they are denied access to driving licenses, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has said.
Published 30 July 2020
A review of legislation allowing for roads to be closed for special events such as street parties or sporting events has begun.
Published 27 July 2020
The lack of progress on establishing a specialist Traffic Court in Northern Ireland has been criticised by the criminal justice watchdog.
Published 19 March 2020
Nearly three dozen road traffic cases have been struck out following a High Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Road Traffic Acts.
Published 9 December 2019
The Cabinet has approved the plans of Transport Minister Shane Ross to introduce graduated speeding penalties, The Irish Times reports.
Published 26 November 2019
A motorist who dangerously overtakes a cyclist will face a fine of €120 and three penalty points under a new law coming into force tonight.
Published 11 November 2019
Up to 28,000 prosecutions are at risk because of a legislative error in the Road Traffic Act 2016.
Published 31 October 2019
An error in road traffic legislation prevents motorists from defending themselves on the basis that they did not receive a first fixed charge notice, a High Court judge has said.
Published 10 October 2019
Nearly half of all speeding offences brought to court in the past two and a half years have been struck out because motorists have not been served with a summons, according to the Courts Service.
Published 24 September 2019
A public consultation on the legalisation of the use of e-scooters and other powered personal transporters (PPTs) on public roads will begin on Sunday.
Published 29 August 2019
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has appealed to tens of thousands of long-term learner permit holders to sit their driving test to make Ireland's roads safer.
Published 27 August 2019
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has called for an urgent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris over what it views as the "downgrading of road safety" in his restructuring plans.
Published 23 August 2019
Tens of thousands of Irish motorists are driving with UK licenses in spite of a warning that they could become invalid after a no-deal Brexit.
Published 19 August 2019
Road safety officials have called for an investigation into wildly disparate conviction rates for drink driving offences in different Irish counties.
Published 19 August 2019
A garda who was involved in a "traumatic" road traffic collision in Mullingar, in which large pieces of wood entered through the body of the car while his young children were in the back seat, has been awarded €90,000 in the High Court.
Published 8 August 2019