TRANSPORT Minister Shane Ross has said he plans to introduce a system for "naming and shaming" motorists who are disqualified for drink driving.
His remarks come as he continues his bid to automatically impose three-month driving bans for those caught with a blood alcohol level of between 50mg and 80mg per 100ml.
Mr Ross today called on groups representing publicans to "get off the pitch" and for Fianna Fáil to support his BIll which will be voted on in Leinster House after the summer recess.
He said the measure will "undoubtedly save lives" and also outlined plans for other road safety legislation he intends to introduce.
He said: "We're absolutely committed to... looking at anything that saves lives at all.
"We will have name and shame legislation - certainly the heads of the Bill introduced before the end of the year.
"Hopefully we'll get the legislation into the Dáil very soon after that."
He said the naming and shaming would apply to motorists who have been banned for drink driving, but didn't rule it out for other offences such as speeding.
Meanwhile, Mr Ross said he will be considering proposals to introduce tax breaks for publicans who agree to ferry their customers home at night.
The junior minister in his Department, Fine Gael's Brendan Griffin, is exploring a number of measures for publicans ahead of the Budget including in the area of Vehicle Registration Tax.
Asked about the proposals Mr Ross said: "We're very happy to look at any constructive suggestions along those lines."