In March 2017, The Irish Transport Authority issued a ticket to the mother of a man in New York after the woman’s car collided with a vehicle travelling at 40 mph on a busy road in Manhattan.
The driver of the car was arrested and released pending a court date, but the woman and her daughter were not.
A ticket issued for a speeding ticket in New Jersey in May 2017 led to the arrest of a woman and a passenger in an UberX vehicle who were both charged with reckless driving.
The man was fined $500 and given a $200 ticket and will be jailed for a year and fined $100,000.
In a statement to The Irish Mail, the Irish Transport Agency said that it had been unable to identify a particular offence and would not be able to issue any further tickets.
The agency said it was also not aware of any offences related to the recent surge in ticket numbers.
A spokesman said that there were a number of things that the Irish Government was working on with regard to the issue of ticketing issues.
“The Irish Department has issued more than 1.3 million tickets since May 2017,” the spokesman said.
There were an estimated 2.8 million tickets issued in the first five months of 2018.
The spokesman said it would be possible for the agency to issue tickets in a timely fashion but the number of tickets issued is likely to be low.
“It is our view that the number issued should be more than 2 million per annum, with the majority of the tickets being issued by individual State authorities,” he said.
“We are also working closely with State and Territory authorities to ensure that we can meet their needs.”