Co. Tipp Had Most Road Fatalities In Ireland Last Year


Provisional road traffic collision figures show that the number of road deaths in 2023 increased by 19% compared to 2022.  County Tipperary had the most fatalities with 16 deaths in fatal RTC’s followed by Dublin (15), Cork (15), Galway (13), Mayo (12).  These five counties account for 39% of the total fatalities.

A total of 184 people died in 173 fatal collisions in 2023 compared to 155 deaths in 149 collisions in 2022. This represents an increase of 29 deaths compared to 2022.

The figures were published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) yesterday  following an analysis of provisional fatal collision reports from An Garda Síochána.

They reveal a high proportion of male fatalities, a continuation of 2022’s increased level of pedestrian fatalities and a high number of fatalities taking place at night when there is less traffic on the roads.

The annual road safety review will take place this month to identify key priorities for 2024, involving all key government agencies on the Road Safety Transformation Partnership Board, in addition to the Minister responsible for Road Safety, Jack Chambers TD.