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#drink driving

# drink-driving - Saturday 20 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks Over The Top

Finian McGrath claims he was 'thrown under the bus' by other ministers over drink-driving remarks

He previously claimed the new laws were being implemented unfairly.

# drink-driving - Monday 1 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Garda representatives welcome withdrawal of McGrath's 'no basis' claims Finian McGrath

Garda representatives welcome withdrawal of McGrath's 'no basis' claims

Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath said there was an “agenda” in the gardaí to damage government.

# drink-driving - Sunday 31 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.

# drink-driving - Monday 18 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws' Independent TD

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

# drink-driving - Thursday 14 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year Drink Driving

17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year

From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested.

# drink-driving - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Poll

One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

That’s according to a survey carried out for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Drink Driving

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

# drink-driving - Sunday 3 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should banned drink drivers be given an exemption to drive to work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should banned drink drivers be given an exemption to drive to work?

It’s reported that the government is set to examine this proposal.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem Taxi Service

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem

A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.

# drink-driving - Friday 22 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after gardaí discover pint of Guinness next to him in car Drink Driving

Man arrested after gardaí discover pint of Guinness next to him in car

The man was stopped by gardaí at a Meath Roads Policing checkpoint on Wednesday night.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland Samuel Joseph Tucker

Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland

Samuel Joseph Tucker is wanted to stand trial in the US on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

# drink-driving - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Suspected drink driver escaped arrest because garda wasn't allowed turn on sirens No Alarms No Surprises

Suspected drink driver escaped arrest because garda wasn't allowed turn on sirens Exclusive

A garda patrol team was on duty in west Dublin last week when the incident happened.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser?

Michael Healy-Rae has said the exact device that is used by the gardaí should be made widely available to everyone.

# drink-driving - Friday 4 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December Arrests

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December

Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.

# drink-driving - Saturday 29 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Almost 700 people arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving this month December

Almost 700 people arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving this month

In 2017, a total of 812 motorists were caught driving while intoxicated during the month of December.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night Driving Under The Influence

15 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Christmas night

The arrests were made between midnight and 9am this morning.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie There's been 445 suspected drink-driving arrests in first half of December Gardaí

There's been 445 suspected drink-driving arrests in first half of December

Of the total, 205 arrests occurred between 11pm and 4am.

# drink-driving - Saturday 15 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign Dodgy Cabs

Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign

Gardaí have also commented the annual December drink driving enforcement operation.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Two pints was their only social outlet': Healy Rae says mass goers are being disrupted by Garda checkpoints Drink Driving Laws This post contains videos

'Two pints was their only social outlet': Healy Rae says mass goers are being disrupted by Garda checkpoints

The Taoiseach said he would not apologise for an increase in Garda checkpoints around the country.

# drink-driving - Thursday 25 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect Road Traffic Act

Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect

The new law removes a concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers received penalty points instead of being disqualified.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bus driver arrested on M7 after being found nine times over legal alcohol limit Naas

Bus driver arrested on M7 after being found nine times over legal alcohol limit

The driver had a Blood Alcohol Concentration of more than 180mg.

# drink-driving - Monday 24 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published Numbers Game

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published Exclusive

Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

# drink-driving - Thursday 20 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox Stupider Like A

London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

The Croydon Cat Killer is unlikely to have been human after all, according to police.

# drink-driving - Thursday 30 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Driver over alcohol limit arrested after colliding with lamp post, causing live electric wires to fall Drink Driving

Driver over alcohol limit arrested after colliding with lamp post, causing live electric wires to fall

Gardaí from Naas found the man to be three times over the legal alcohol limit.

# drink-driving - Monday 20 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit Alcohol

Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him Roscommon

Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him

He was driving on the wrong side of the road when gardaí stopped him.

# drink-driving - Monday 9 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland Road Traffic Bill

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”

From TheJournal.ie Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide Road Safety

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

# drink-driving - Saturday 7 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws? New Laws This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the new drink-driving laws?

There has been opposition to the new laws by some TDs.

# drink-driving - Friday 6 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland' Off The Road

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

# drink-driving - Monday 11 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drink driving Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn arrested on suspicion of drink driving

The actor is to appear in court.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change Off The Rails

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change

Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

# drink-driving - Monday 21 May, 2018

Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence

The Derry native was given a two-year community order and banned from driving for 40 months.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme Prime Time

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme

The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.

# drink-driving - Thursday 3 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist' Road Safety

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill Road Traffic Bill

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# drink-driving - Friday 27 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill Shots Fired

'Disgraceful and self-serving' - Road safety chief hits out at TDs over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# drink-driving - Thursday 19 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irishman resigns from prestigious American football job after alleged drink driving incident Fergus Connolly

# drink-driving - Monday 16 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash London

'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash

The presenter has been banned from driving for 20 months and received a fine of €99,500.

From The Daily Edge There was a car crash on live TV outside Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink driving Ant McPartlin

There was a car crash on live TV outside Ant McPartlin's court hearing for drink driving

McPartlin was fined nearly €100,000 after pleading guilty.

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