New restrictions: Exceptions for leaving your home

28.03.2020

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that from midnight 27 March and for a two-week period, until Easter Sunday, everybody must stay at home, in all circumstances: Except – To travel to and from work for the purposes of work only where the work is an essential health, social care or other essential service or cannot […]

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Statement from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in relation to the Driver Theory Testing Service

25.03.2020

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Wednesday 25 March been informed by Prometric the provider of the Driver Theory Test service, that it is suspending the provision of the service in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. Prometric has advised the RSA that, as a result of Covid-19, it is no longer in a position […]

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Dept to set up new Pandemic Unemployment Payment for staff affected by Covid-19

16.03.2020

As part of the Government’s response to the national emergency that is the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government is asking employers, if at all possible, to continue to pay workers during this period – at least at the jobseeker rate of €203 per week. Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty emphasised: “Where employers, […]

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Suspends Driving Test Service Until 29th March

15.03.2020

Following the Government decision to introduce measures to delay the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) the Road Safety Authority (RSA) sought and has received advice from the public health authorities who are managing this public health crisis. Based on that advice we are suspending all driving tests following the conclusion of the last test today […]

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Uninsured Driver Accident Claim

10.03.2020

Car insurance is a necessity, an expensive one at that, but is vital for us to take our cars out on the road. Insurance helps us protect our vehicles and the third party. What if you have been involved in an car accident with an uninsured driver? In this instance, you are protected by the Motor Insurer’s […]

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Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Jorge

28.02.2020

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the next few days and the weekend as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds and heavy rain. Met Eireann has issued an Orange Wind weather warning for Clare, Galway Kerry and Mayo […]

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Road Safety Alert – Yellow Weather Warning for Snow / Ice

09.02.2020

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for cold weather conditions as Met Eireann have issued a Yellow Weather Warning for Snow and Ice for Monday and Tuesday. Wintery showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected. With overnight temperatures expected around zero or below over the coming nights there […]

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Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Ciara

08.02.2020

  The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the weekend as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds and heavy rain. Met Eireann has issued an Orange Wind weather warning for Galway from 1pm to 6pm and for Donegal and […]

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Retained Surgical Object – Medical Negligence Case Details

06.02.2020

Case Type: Medical Negligence * Settled by: Caoimhe McConnell Injury: Retention of Surgical Device * Case Summary Incident: The client gave birth to her daughter on the 24/08/2016 and was sent home from the hospital. She had an uncomfortable feeling of pressure all that day and when she woke up that night to use the bathroom she got […]

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Statement re NCT

31.01.2020

Since the issue of the scissors lift in NCTS Centres has come to light the Road Safety Authority has been working with Applus and engaging with other relevant stakeholders to ensure that they are appraised of the issue and to establish the extent of the problem and possible resolutions. This also includes engagement with An […]

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