All drink-driving offenders could soon be barred from driving

All drink-driving offenders could soon be barred from driving, even if it’s the first time they’re caught.

The Transport Minister will tell an all-party group later that he wants to change the laws to help clamp down on the problem.

Shane Ross believes the current regime sends the message that being over the limit isn’t serious.

Independent Kerry South TD Michael Healy-Rae is against the idea of automatic disqualification – but he wants more information from the Minister: