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Statement by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Shane Ross TD on drinking driving arrests on Christmas Day

Speaking after the hearing the figures the Minister for Transport Shane Ross said: "Sadly some drivers continue to take high risks with alcohol over Christmas.

"We will continue to introduce life-saving laws to deter reckless drivers from threatening the lives of others. I want to congratulate the Gardaí for their energetic efforts to enforce the rules over the holiday period."