Local election candidate says people are ‘prisoners in their own homes’ due to new drink driving laws

Drink Driving and speeding legislation is leaving people in rural parts of the north west “prisoners in their own homes”

That’s according to Local Sinn Fein election candidate Daniel Gallagher.

The Tubbercurry Ballymote candidate while welcoming the new legislation in helping to reduce fatalities claims it is also leading to isolation through rural communities.

Mr Gallagher is proposing that those who would provide the new Uber style taxi service would be able avail of insurance discounts.

Speaking earlier to Ocean FM News, Daniel Gallagher says the problem of rural isolation needs to be tackled immediately.

Retailers are being advised to understand their customers more and invest in the experience for shoppers.

It comes as the latest PWC retail survey found that the physical store remains the top choice for Irish consumers.

However, 50 percent of those asked say their choices are influenced by the experience they encounter.

Retail Director at PWC, Owen Feely, says brands can’t rely on the traditional approach anymore: