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Road Safety Alert for Ice, Hailstones, Freezing fog and Snow

16.01.2023

Monday 16 January 2023. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths this week as Met Eireann has issued an advisory for cold weather that will bring sharp to severe frosts and icy stretches on roads and footpaths. This will include showers of hail, […]

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Be Prepared for your Christmas and New Year Swim Public Appeal to Stay Safe Around Water

24.12.2022

Water Safety Ireland is urging those planning a Christmas and New Year swim to get in slowly to help avoid cold shock and to get out of the water before getting too cold, to avoid hypothermia. It is also appealing to those unaccustomed to winter swimming to wear a swim cap, wetsuit and booties and […]

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Road Safety Alert for ICE, Hailstones, and Snow

06.12.2022

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths as Met Eireann has issued a warning for low temperatures and ice. This will include low single figures by day and sharp or severe frosts and icy patches at night from Wednesday and into the weekend […]

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New roadside drug testing system launched at Christmas and New Year road safety appeal

01.12.2022

A new preliminary roadside drug driving testing device, which can test for a greater range of drugs at the roadside was launched today at the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Gardai Síochána Christmas and New Year road safety appeal. The launch took place in University College Cork. The new Securetec® Drugwipe 6s roadside drug […]

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Minister Naughton Announces fines for 16 road safety offences to double from October 27

26.10.2022

Fine for speeding to double to €160. Fines for non-wearing of seatbelts and mobile phone use to double to €120 Fines for Learner drivers found driving unaccompanied to double to €180. Fines for non-display of ‘L’ and ‘N’ plates to double to €120 Three new Fixed Charge Offences will be introduced in new year Tackling […]

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Good bye Gorby

01.09.2022

  I met the man twice at events organised by the Gorbachev Foundation. He was brief but not abrupt. Polite but not engaging. The last time was at a small gathering of the Gorbachev Fund in November 2019, when former Cold War-riors Christian Wulff and Lech Walesa were in town to commemorate the 30th anniversary […]

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Welcome to Our Man in Russia Newsletter

24.08.2022

I got tired of trying to decipher news and information, so decided to tell the story of what’s happening here with a personal edge. I listen to radio daily, watch tv, youtube shows and read copious amounts of news articles (okay, mostly sports), yet not a single one will tell the truth without bias. Russian […]

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Road Safety Alert – High Temperature Advisory for Ireland

09.08.2022

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads as Met Eireann has issued a weather advisory for High Temperatures. Ireland will experience a hot spell developing from Wednesday and continuing through the rest of the week and the weekend. Daytime temperatures will widely reach the mid to […]

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