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Twomey Family Remorial

Published Sun, 10/06/2018 - 08:48

The dedication and commitment of Elber Twomey and her strong Duhallow fundraising team has raised a staggering €127,000 for mental health charities and hospitals which offer a "home from home" experience when family members are so gravely ill.

She has shown a depth of forgiveness and kindness to so many despite having her entire family wiped out by a suicidal driver when the Twomeys were returning home from a holiday in the UK on July  6, 2012.  

Ireland: motorcyclists urged to bike safe this summer

Published Wed, 30/05/2018 - 20:00

 

  • 171 motorcyclists have been killed and 629 seriously injured since 2010
  • Summer is high risk for motorcyclists, especially Saturday and Sunday
  • Approved PPE, high visibility clothing and ’ease off the throttle’ 
  • Drivers need to look and look again for motorcyclists

 

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to motorcycle riders to ‘Bike Safe’ as the risk to riders’ safety is set to increase over the summer months.

Ireland: National Slow Down Day

Published Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:42

Overview: Saturday results

Since 07:00 =Fridat morning, GoSafe checked the speed of 132,188 vehicles with 211 vehicles detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

% Over Speed Limit 50km/h Zone

79km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R702 Ballymurphy Borris Carlow

71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R755 Ashtown Or Ballinafunshoge Roundwood Wicklow

70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R445 Ballymany Newbridge Kildare

69km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick

Luxembourg: grossly overweight van seized on its way to Algeria

Published Wed, 23/05/2018 - 18:11

On May 21, the highway patrol in Luxembourg was contacted because of a broken down van. Because of cracked/busted twin tyres, the vehicle was immobilized on the emergency lane from the highway A1 between Germany and France. The driver, who came from Germany, was on his way to Marseille to take the ferry to Algeria. It was immediately apparent that the van was heavily overloaded. Because of the overload, the chassis was torn in the middle and the front left suspension was broken.

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