German driving test back-log

Ireland has faced many problems while dealing with the driver theory and driving test back-log but, it appears we aren’t the only ones struggling with back-log issues.  In a recent announcement it was revealed that Germany is facing just as much, if not more, trouble with the back-log than Ireland, this came to light in when the …

Driving test backlog in Northern Ireland

A Northern Irish politician called for urgent action amid several driving and driver theory tests backlog complaints.  The driving test backlog in the Republic of Ireland is no secret with countless reports of the thousands of people stuck waiting for their full driver’s licence in the last few months.  So, it comes as no surprise that our neighbours up in the …

E-scooters seized by Gardaí

Donegal Gardaí seized two e-scooters at the weekend after people were observed using them in Buncrana, the Irish Times report.  E-scooters are considered to be mechanically propelled vehicles (MPV), meaning they should be roadworthy, taxed and insured.   It is currently not possible to tax or insure an E-scooter, rendering them unsuitable for use in a public place.  The point was brought up on Sunday …

Safety measures being reviewed following tragic road death

A road death in Westmeath has highlighted the need for road safety measures on a Longford Road, Midlands radio reports.  Rose Gibney, from Castlepollard, tragically lost her life two months ago in a single vehicle collision at Lisryan, Castlenugent.  Her passing has led to the local authorities looking into a re-enforcement of road safety measures in the area, …

4 in 5 horse riders experience issues on Irish roads 

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), Horse Sport Ireland (HSI), Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and An Garda Síochána have teamed up to launch a road safety appeal calling on horse-riders and other road users to share the roads safely.  The appeal comes after a recent survey of over 1,700 horse riders, revealed that four in five horse riders have experienced an incident when on …