11/12/2019

E-Scooters Report Must Be Published - FG

The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, has been urged to publish the results of a public consultation on e-scooters.

Making the call, Fine Gael TD Noel Rock, said: "It's two years since I first raised this with the Minister in the Dáil. At the time, he said no new laws were needed initially.

"Eventually he agreed to ask the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to commission a report: that report was clear, and showed most other western nations have adapted a framework of laws in relation to these vehicles. Yet, we still have no laws on them in Ireland.

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11 December 2019
E-Scooters Report Must Be Published - FG
The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, has been urged to publish the results of a public consultation on e-scooters. Making the call, Fine Gael TD Noel Rock, said: "It's two years since I first raised this with the Minister in the Dáil. At the time, he said no new laws were needed initially.
10 December 2019
Elderly Woman Dies In Wexford House Fire
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Co Wexford. The alarm was raised early this morning, Tuesday 10 December, after a blaze broke out at a house in Davidstown, between Enniscorthy and New Ross. The woman, aged in her 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
10 December 2019
Armed Man Steals Cash Box In Dublin
Gardaí are appealing for information following a cash-in-transit robbery in Dublin. The incident occurred at Cornmarket, Dublin 8, at approximately 5.20am when a lone male approached and threatened two security staff members as they delivered cash to an ATM outside a financial institution.
10 December 2019
School Secretaries Escalate Action To Strike
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10 December 2019
Beef Farmers Block Distribution Centre As Protests Continue
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10 December 2019
Man Arrested Over Endangerment Incidents
A man in his late 20s has been arrested for suspected endangerment and a number of road traffic offences following an incident in Tallaght. The incident occurred when Gardaí on patrol attempted to stop a car at Rossfield Avenue at around 10.20pm on Monday 09 December.
10 December 2019
River Water Quality Is Deteriorating - EPA
River water quality is deteriorating, according to findings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA has published the Water Quality in Ireland Report for the period 2013-2018. 92% of groundwater bodies, 80% of coastal waters, 53% of rivers, 50% of lakes and 38% of estuaries were found to be of satisfactory quality.
10 December 2019
Met Éireann Issues Yellow Weather Warning
Met Éireann has issued a 'yellow' weather warning for all 26 counties. The warning for severe winds has been put in place until 4pm today, 10 December. In a statement Met Éireann said: :Wet and windy this morning with outbreaks of rain, heavy and squally at times.
10 December 2019
Other News In Brief
Suspected Cannabis Worth €11k Seized In Kildare Gardaí in Co Kildare have seized suspected cannabis worth €11,000. Officers in the Kildare Drugs Unit came across the substance during a search in Monasterevein on Monday 09 December. A number of mature cannabis plants and seedling plants were found growing in the attic of the house.
09 December 2019
Pedestrian Dies In Kildare Collision
A man in his 30s has lost his life after being struck by a car in Co Kildare. The pedestrian was killed in the collision in Greenhills, Kilcullen, at around 10pm on Saturday evening, 07 December. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Naas General Hospital.