Road carnage continues

It’s the beginning of another holiday period in Ireland, and already tragedy has been visited upon many families as a result of road fatalities. RTE are reporting that eight people died in three crashes overnight in Cork, Belfast and Meath.

The EU has highlighted the continuing failure of successive Irish governments to effectively address the issue, and in an attempt to shore up public confidence in their ability to do so, the Irish government recently appointed veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne to chair the Road Safety Authority after his predecessor, Eddie Shaw, had resigned in protest at government inactivity over the issue.