Irish analysis on speed limits and emissions is ‘not in line’ with research across Europe

Green Party politicians criticise Transport Infrastructure Ireland report which examined the climate impact of reducing speed on motorways

Ireland’s motorways: the Green Party secured a commitment in the programme for government to examine the climate impact of reducing speed limits on motorways.

European researchers and Green Party politicians have hit back at a study by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) which concluded that reducing speed limits on national roads would have a negligible impact on emissions and could result in more road deaths every year.

Claire Dupont, assistant professor of European governance at Ghent University in Belgium, said the findings of the report were not in line with much broader research or analysis on the effects of lower ...