Portarlington lady Gillian Treacy has been appointed to the board of the Road Safety Authority.
Gillian Treacy has campaigned strongly against drink-driving after her four year old son Ciarán died after a crash caused by a drunk-driver in 2014. Gillian says her husband played a key role in her taking up a place on the board
The Transport Minister made the announcement this morning.
Minister Shane Ross said:“I am delighted that our new Board members are active in the area of Road Safety Advocacy.“Their bravery in the face of personal tragedy has already inspired others and made many aware of the significant dangers on our roads.“Their passion and their personal experiences will drive the board to take further measures in pursuit of saving lives.”
Last year was the safest year on Ireland’s roads since road deaths were first recorded in 1959, with 158 deaths recorded.