Dublin has been named the most dangerous county in Ireland for road users this year, with provisional figures for road traffic deaths released by gardai showing that there have been 16 fatalities in the city – an average of around 2 a month.
Tipperary and Cork are the next deadliest, with 12 and 11 respectively. So far in Donegal this year, six people have lost their lives.
Busier roads and a general decline in Garda enforcement are being blamed for the spike in road deaths.
Four counties, Leitrim, Cavan, Louth and Kildare have had no road deaths so far in 2014.