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A change is coming for drivers in Ireland.

If your mam, dad, brother, aunt or friend let you go for a spin in their car to the local shops on your own, even though you're only a learner driver – they'll find themselves in some hot water from tomorrow.

Under a new amendment, it will be an offence for owners of cars who allow "unaccompanied learner drivers" to knowingly use their vehicle.

The "Clancy Amendment" is due to come into force on December 22, 2018.

The Minister for Transport Shane Ross made an announcement about the change to the law this morning. 

The new provisions "now make it an offence for the owner of a vehicle to knowingly allow an unaccompanied learner or unlicensed person to drive his or her vehicle."

"The provisions also extend the power of detention under section 21 if the Road Traffic 1994 to allow the Garda Síochána to detain a vehicle being driven, in the Garda's opinion, buy an unaccompanied learner."

Behind the amendment is Noel Clancy, who tragically lost his wife, Geraldine and daughter Louise in December 2015.

The women sadly lost their lives in an accident involving an unaccompanied learner driver.

It is reported that since their death, Noel has been campaigning for a change to the law, so it would make the car owner and driver equally accountable.



Rickshaws could soon be banned in Ireland, as Minster for Transport Shane Ross looks set to propose new regulations at an Oireachtas committee today. 

According to the Irish Times, the National Transport Authority has been carrying out a review of rickshaw operations, and Minister Ross is expected to confirm that he has been debating between regulation of the vehicles or an outright ban. 

In his opening statements, Ross is expected to say: 

"Rickshaws are arguably meeting a niche demand which is not being met by the traditional public transport services.

"Regulating could allow rickshaws to continue in operation, contributing a fun and vibrant aspect to city life.

"However, significant resources would need to be invested. More admin and enforcement resources would be needed in the National Transport Authority and the Garda, possibly also in the Road Safety Authority."

It's understood that, if enforced, new regulations would see rickshaw drivers be required to have driver and operator licensing, motor tax and vehicle registration as well as certification of the road-worthiness of their vehicle. 

Looks like we could be walking to Coppers from owe on, ladies! 



Grey’s Anatomy fans may want to look away now, as it has been revealed that a further two characters will be leaving the show.

It was announced today that series regulars Tessa Ferrer and Gaius Charles will not be returning for the 11th season as their contracts have not been renewed.

We’re not sure what will exactly happen to the characters of Leah Murphy and Shane Ross but it could be linked with Sandra Oh’s departure at the end of the season.

Sandra who has been with the medical drama since the beginning, announced that she would be leaving her famous role of Cristina Yang at the start of season 10.