Drinking and driving in Ireland by BBC World Service Radio published on 2013/01/23 05:25:08 +0000 Councillors in County Kerry in Ireland have taken the first step to create a permit that will allow drinkers in rural areas to drive after they have had two or three drinks. Opponents of the measure say it is unthinkable, and will return Ireland to bygone days where drink driving was deemed socially acceptable. Danny Healy Rae proposed the idea. One of its critics is Kerry mayor Terry O'Brien. Newsday's Nuala McGovern spoke to both of them about life and socialising in rural Ireland.