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Volvo and Renault recall certain cars after issues identified
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Volvo and Renault recall certain cars after issues identified

Jul 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 23,946 Views 4 Comments

A number of Volvo cars and some Renault Meganes are being recalled to fix issues.

Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?
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Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?

May 22nd 2020, 8:24 AM 43,920 Views 98 Comments

Dublin City Council has proposed measures to allow the city to function as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

Avoiding flat batteries and flooded engines: Ways to keep cars in good condition while sitting idle
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Avoiding flat batteries and flooded engines: Ways to keep cars in good condition while sitting idle

Apr 24th 2020, 5:38 PM 31,816 Views 36 Comments

AA Ireland said a lot of breakdowns at the moment are from faults caused by lack of use.

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates
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No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates

Mar 30th 2020, 1:53 PM 77,032 Views 51 Comments

The new measures are expected to be published in the coming days.

Part of NCT test suspended with immediate effect over safety checks on vehicle lifts
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Part of NCT test suspended with immediate effect over safety checks on vehicle lifts

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 8:25 PM 58,271 Views 68 Comments

It comes one day after MOT testing in Northern Ireland was suspended due to similar issues.

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
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117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

Jan 2nd 2020, 2:41 PM 35,517 Views 124 Comments

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

Gardaí following definite line of inquiry after six cars destroyed by fire in Co Clare
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Gardaí following definite line of inquiry after six cars destroyed by fire in Co Clare

Dec 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 26,904 Views 2 Comments

Several other vehicles were also damaged in the incident on Friday night.

'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears
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'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears

Oct 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 34,808 Views 42 Comments

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

Thousands of Irish Subaru cars recalled due to defect in passenger airbag
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Thousands of Irish Subaru cars recalled due to defect in passenger airbag

Jul 19th 2019, 2:31 PM 8,414 Views 4 Comments

The recall affects 2,500 vehicles in the Republic of Ireland.

Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year
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Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year

Jul 8th 2019, 10:46 PM 22,265 Views 74 Comments

Wicklow’s electric car sales jumped massively, while Longford’s hybrid car licencing jumped by almost 15%.

Man shot in the stomach in west Dublin not suffering from life-threatening injuries
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Man shot in the stomach in west Dublin not suffering from life-threatening injuries

Jun 2nd 2019, 12:15 PM 26,581 Views 33 Comments

Emergency services attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
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More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

Apr 1st 2019, 2:17 PM 17,451 Views 66 Comments

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018
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Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018

Mar 29th 2019, 5:50 PM 26,853 Views 55 Comments

It has been suggested that drivers are buying from the UK on the back of a strong Euro.

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals
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Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals

Mar 28th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,472 Views 30 Comments

The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

All cars sold after 2022 must have speed-limiting technology, EU says
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All cars sold after 2022 must have speed-limiting technology, EU says

Mar 27th 2019, 7:45 AM 24,878 Views 91 Comments

It is part of a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

People reminded to lock their cars after 35 robberies in Cork at weekend
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People reminded to lock their cars after 35 robberies in Cork at weekend

Feb 5th 2019, 10:23 PM 27,692 Views 18 Comments

Many of the vehicles targeted were unlocked.

Nissan confirms new car model will not be built in Sunderland factory
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Nissan confirms new car model will not be built in Sunderland factory

Feb 3rd 2019, 12:56 PM 32,884 Views 81 Comments

The car giant announced in 2016 that it planned to build the model at its plant in Sunderland.

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales
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Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales

Feb 1st 2019, 4:12 PM 19,213 Views 56 Comments

More than 32,000 new cars were registered in January, a 12.6% reduction on the same period last year.

It's another freezing morning - here's what you can do to keep your pipes clear and your car running
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It's another freezing morning - here's what you can do to keep your pipes clear and your car running

Feb 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 26,793 Views 13 Comments

Temperatures today are only set to reach as high as 5 degrees with a sharp frost present on many roads.

Electric car sales double but this SUV was the most popular new car in Ireland in 2018
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Electric car sales double but this SUV was the most popular new car in Ireland in 2018

Jan 2nd 2019, 1:21 PM 64,932 Views 65 Comments

Overall, new car sales fell last year by 4.4%.

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Four men arrested over vintage car sales where elderly people were targeted

Dec 11th 2018, 10:56 PM 23,481 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the operation “relates to offences of deception involving the purchase and sale of vintage and classic cars”.

Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record
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# Cannonball 2018

Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record

Sep 8th 2018, 9:15 AM 53,316 Views 52 Comments

Cannonball 2018 kicked off from Malahide Castle yesterday morning.

Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points?
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Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points?

Aug 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 32,114 Views 186 Comments

Is it time to get tough on motorists who block cycle lanes?

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists
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Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

Aug 14th 2018, 2:47 PM 13,889 Views 142 Comments

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one
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Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one

Aug 2nd 2018, 2:27 PM 17,357 Views 37 Comments

Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.

Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year
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Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year

Jul 29th 2018, 3:24 PM 14,676 Views 46 Comments

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer
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Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer

Jun 15th 2018, 4:14 PM 9,684 Views 81 Comments

There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.

Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?
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Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

May 20th 2018, 9:00 PM 17,675 Views 66 Comments

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars
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Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars

May 13th 2018, 9:30 PM 28,411 Views 8 Comments

Arralis CEO Barry Lunn is working towards the motoring industry’s ‘iPhone moment’.

Volkswagen to recall 410,000 cars over faulty seat belt issue
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Volkswagen to recall 410,000 cars over faulty seat belt issue

May 11th 2018, 9:54 PM 28,009 Views 23 Comments

VW will begin writing to affected buyers “within the next few weeks”, it said.

Cars sold in Ireland included in recall of 312,000 BMW vehicles
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Cars sold in Ireland included in recall of 312,000 BMW vehicles

May 9th 2018, 8:13 PM 29,456 Views 47 Comments

The affected models are BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel models made between March 2007 and August 2011.

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash
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All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

Mar 31st 2018, 6:01 AM 16,512 Views 36 Comments

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

One third of all cars broken into in residential areas left unlocked - Gardaí
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One third of all cars broken into in residential areas left unlocked - Gardaí

Mar 27th 2018, 9:22 AM 15,962 Views 71 Comments

Gardaí say that the vast majority of cars that were broken into or stolen from were done so using the key.

'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza
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'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza

Mar 12th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,903 Views 175 Comments

The proposed College Green plaza has raised some businesses’ hackles.

'It’s not just your own life you’re risking': People told to not drive unless journey is essential
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'It’s not just your own life you’re risking': People told to not drive unless journey is essential

Mar 2nd 2018, 11:40 AM 111,013 Views 89 Comments

Several people had to be rescued after getting stuck in their cars.

You won't be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030
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# Off The Road

You won't be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030

Feb 16th 2018, 5:41 PM 107,087 Views 162 Comments

NCT certs will not be issued for non-zero emissions cars.

Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law
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Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law

Jan 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 27,200 Views 28 Comments

Last year legislation came into effect to regulate clamping in Ireland, allowing for an appeals process from people who have felt hard-done by from clamping companies.

Dun Laoghaire burglary gangs 'have joined forces' to target upmarket areas of south Dublin
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Dun Laoghaire burglary gangs 'have joined forces' to target upmarket areas of south Dublin

Jan 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 77,231 Views 77 Comments

The gangs have been robbing homes and cars for over a decade.

Take note - road closures are in place across Dublin ahead of tomorrow's city marathon
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Take note - road closures are in place across Dublin ahead of tomorrow's city marathon

Oct 28th 2017, 9:00 PM 24,558 Views 13 Comments

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will be running across the capital from 8.55am tomorrow.

Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?
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Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?

Oct 20th 2017, 12:45 PM 26,882 Views 81 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

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