Road Safety

Driving vintage tractors on public roads: Do you know the rules?

Driving vintage tractors on public roads: Do you know the rules?

Whether it be for tractor runs or just the usual rough and tumble of daily farm work, the sight of...

April 7, 2021

Lorry driver transporting fertiliser arrested after Garda enquiries

Lorry driver transporting fertiliser arrested after Garda enquiries

A lorry driver transporting pallet loads of fertiliser has been arrested by members of An Garda Síochána for a number...

April 1, 2021

Tractor impounded after being stopped on motorway

Tractor impounded after being stopped on motorway

A tractor was impounded by members of An Garda Síochána after being stopped towing a trailer on the M7 motorway...

March 2, 2021

Teen hospitalised after crash involving tractor and slurry tanker

Teen hospitalised after crash involving tractor and slurry tanker

A man aged in his late teens was taken to hospital after a traffic accident involving a tractor and a...

February 17, 2021

Tractor driver caught drug driving at Garda checkpoint

Tractor driver caught drug driving at Garda checkpoint

A tractor driver has been arrested for drug driving and possession of drugs after being stopped at a Garda checkpoint...

February 15, 2021

Driver of 4×4 towing trailer sought following hit-and-run incident

Driver of 4×4 towing trailer sought following hit-and-run incident

The driver of a 4×4 which was towing a “distinctive” flatbed trailer is being sought by members of the Police...

February 10, 2021

RSA issues road safety warning as temperatures dip

RSA issues road safety warning as temperatures dip

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has issued a warning to drivers and road users, as temperatures drop over the coming...

February 8, 2021

Trailer ‘with major defects’ seized with prosecution to follow

Trailer ‘with major defects’ seized with prosecution to follow

The driver of a vehicle towing a trailer with “major defects which could cause serious injuries” had both vehicle and...

February 8, 2021

Driving a tractor on public roads: The rules to look out for

Driving a tractor on public roads: The rules to look out for

While driving a tractor may be second nature to most experienced operators on farms, the minute you drive onto public...

February 4, 2021

Vehicle brought to ‘short’ halt in Longford with court to follow

Vehicle brought to ‘short’ halt in Longford with court to follow

A vehicle carrying a large stack of timber pallets was brought to a swift halt by Gardaí in Co. Longford...

February 4, 2021

Towing a trailer on public roads: What you should know

Towing a trailer on public roads: What you should know

Towing a trailer on public roads with a car, van or 4×4 is a key part of modern-day farming for...

February 1, 2021

‘Proceedings commence’ against 4X4 and trailer stopped by Gardaí

‘Proceedings commence’ against 4X4 and trailer stopped by Gardaí

Legal proceedings have commenced against the driver of a 4X4 towing a trailer packed with bales of straw which was...

February 1, 2021

Driving a quad on public roads: What you should know

Driving a quad on public roads: What you should know

A quad bike is an important vehicle for a number of farmers around the country – but are all quad...

January 27, 2021

Tractor and trailer seized in Kilkenny ‘with prosecutions to follow’

Tractor and trailer seized in Kilkenny ‘with prosecutions to follow’

A tractor and trailer were seized by members of An Garda Síochána in Co. Kilkenny this week for a number...

January 27, 2021

Quads seized and one driver arrested following incidents on public roads

Quads seized and one driver arrested following incidents on public roads

Two quads have been seized and one driver was arrested by members of An Garda Síochána in separate incidents on...

January 26, 2021

Farm worker convicted after straw bales incident leaves cyclist brain damaged

Farm worker convicted after straw bales incident leaves cyclist brain damaged

A farm worker has been convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after failing to secure a load of...

January 14, 2021

Visitors to green areas urged to park responsibly – and avoid ‘surefire way to annoy landowners’

Visitors to green areas urged to park responsibly – and avoid ‘surefire way to annoy landowners’

As many green spaces around the country attract more visitors as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, those driving within...

January 12, 2021

Driver of 4×4 towing trailer arrested in Carlow

Driver of 4×4 towing trailer arrested in Carlow

The driver of a 4×4 towing a small trailer was arrested by members of An Garda Síochána for a number...

January 12, 2021