An Irish woman is to be the next vice-President of the international European Movement.
Noelle O’Connell from Blarney in Co. Cork is currently Head of the European Movement in Ireland.
The European Movement has membership in 34 countries and provides input to decision makers in Brussels on issues of public concern.
Irish roads continue to be among the safest in Europe.
The latest figures from the European Commission show an average death rate across Europe of 52 fatalities per 1 million inhabitants in 2018 compared to Greece where the rate was 161 deaths per million residents.
Leinster and the Midlands recorded the lowest rate of road fatalities in Ireland in 2018 with 22 per one million inhabitants.
Grace Bolton of the European Commission says the EU’s ‘Vision Zero’ programme aims to reduce the number of road fatalities by half over the next ten years.