The Irish government has returned. It now means business.
Today the Minister announced 31 offences which would in future be subject to immediate penalty points.
This is a measure which citizens have long been looking forward to. The country is fortunate to have a decisive and rigorous government that will pursue transgressors with all the energy required.
Those who are at risk in Ireland can sleep more easily in their beds tonight.
Here is a list of the most serious offences and their penalty points:
1 Speeding by government ministers (3 points)
2 Remaining at the scene of an identified social need (3 points)
3 Sticking to the question asked by a rigorous journalist (5 points)
4 Following through on any strategic plan without losing momentum (4 points)
5 Failing to appoint a new review group whenever policy is likely to be implemented (2 points)
6 Speeding away from ministerial colleagues by doing a job well (6 points)