The limit on local and rural roads would drop from 80km/h to 60km/h
Speed limits on many roads are set to be reduced under plans being developed by Government.
It follows the recent rise in road fatalities after twice the number of people lost their lives on Irish roads last month compared to August 2022.
Minister of State at the Department of Transport Jack Chambers is working on a review that will soon go to Government, which he believes will make a significant difference to lowering baseline speed limits.
It would see speed capped at 80km/h on national secondary roads where the limit currently stands at 100km/h.
The limit on local and rural roads would drop from 80km/h to 60km/h.
Within towns, cities and residential areas there would be a limit of 30km/h, while roads on the fringes of urban areas could be capped at 50km/h.
The changes are part of an effort by Minister Chambers to address inconsistencies in speed limits across the country.
Junior Transport Minister Jack Chambers feels the changes are radical but necessary: