According to a new report issued by the Road Safety Authority today, a third of car drivers and motorcycle riders killed in crashes had alcohol in their system. And 96pc of them were male, with a median age of 38 years.
Four in ten motorcycle fatalities were alcohol-positive, while 28pc of pedestrians were.
The average alcohol level for deceased car drivers was 192mg, and for motorcyclists killed it was 104mg, against a national 50mg limit.
There were 193 road fatalities recorded by the RSA in 2014.
Meanwhile, the RSA also says there has been a 17pc increase in arrests for driving under the influence so far in 2017, compared to the same period last year.