A FINE Gael TD has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the failure to get answers in the Dáil regarding the refusal of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to accept photographic ID from local suppliers for issuing the new Plastic Card Driving licences.
Its aim is to address the significant issue of defective, broken, missing or inappropriate use of vehicle lighting.
FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has called for the mileage of vehicles to be recorded each year at the same time as motor tax is due for renewal in a bid to bring an end to the fraudulent practice of ‘clocking’, which sees the odometer being wound back to present a more favourable image of a vehicle.
IT was a great weekend for West Cork Vintage club at the National Classic Car Show in the RDS, Dublin as their stand attracted a lot of interest from those attending and a lot of photos being taken of the club’s stand with the Jack Lynch Cortina and Mark Page’s Alvis on display.
Picture shows the Jack Lynch car at the West Cork Vintage Club stand.
TOWNS across West Cork are set to benefit from the €40 million road funding allocation for County Cork just announced for local and regional road works in 2013.
Among the projects to get fundung is the Dunmanway Relief Road project which recieves €125,000; while Kinsale and Clonakilty Town Councils each receive €161,000 and Skibbereen Town Council gets €115,000.
PROVISIONAL road casualty figures for 2012 published today, Tuesday 1st January 2013 show that a total of 161people tragically lost their lives on Irish roads in 2012. This is 25 fewer fatalities compared to 186 deaths last year and 51 fewer deaths compared to 2010 when 212 people lost their lives on the roads.
The new licence will be in a format that is standardised and recognisable throughout the EU and is one of the changes being introduced in Ireland as part of a new EU Directive.
THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána today launched their Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign in collaboration with the National Spinal Injuries Unit in the Mater Hospital. The focus of this year’s campaign is serious injuries as a result of collisions as statistics showed that 19,681 people were seriously injured in a collision in the period 1996 to 2011.
Later in the week, temperatures are forecast to fall to as low as -5 degrees at night in areas.
AS we head into the October Bank Holiday weekend gardaí are reminding road users that tragically 141 people have already lost their lives on Irish roads this year.