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From TheJournal.ie Volvo and Renault recall certain cars after issues identified Renault Megane

Volvo and Renault recall certain cars after issues identified

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?

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

From TheJournal.ie Avoiding flat batteries and flooded engines: Ways to keep cars in good condition while sitting idle Driving

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

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

From TheJournal.ie No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates Extension

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates

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

From TheJournal.ie Part of NCT test suspended with immediate effect over safety checks on vehicle lifts SAFETY INSPECTION

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric On The Road

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí following definite line of inquiry after six cars destroyed by fire in Co Clare Shannon

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Irish Subaru cars recalled due to defect in passenger airbag Recall

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year CSO

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man shot in the stomach in west Dublin not suffering from life-threatening injuries Mulhuddart

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018 Beep Beep

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018 Motoring

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie All cars sold after 2022 must have speed-limiting technology, EU says Road Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie People reminded to lock their cars after 35 robberies in Cork at weekend Warning

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

Many of the vehicles targeted were unlocked.

From TheJournal.ie Nissan confirms new car model will not be built in Sunderland factory Brexit

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales 191

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales

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

From TheJournal.ie It's another freezing morning - here's what you can do to keep your pipes clear and your car running Cold Snap

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Electric car sales double but this SUV was the most popular new car in Ireland in 2018 Four-wheel Drive

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Four men arrested over vintage car sales where elderly people were targeted

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record Cannonball 2018

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

Cannonball 2018 kicked off from Malahide Castle yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists Road Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one Pain In The Pothole

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year On The Road

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

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer Road Deaths

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests? On The Way

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars Arralis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Volkswagen to recall 410,000 cars over faulty seat belt issue Technical Issue

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cars sold in Ireland included in recall of 312,000 BMW vehicles Investigation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash Driver Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One third of all cars broken into in residential areas left unlocked - Gardaí Key Advice

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza College Green

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s not just your own life you’re risking': People told to not drive unless journey is essential No Cars Go

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law Parking Complaints

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dun Laoghaire burglary gangs 'have joined forces' to target upmarket areas of south Dublin Thieves

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Take note - road closures are in place across Dublin ahead of tomorrow's city marathon Driving Isn't A Runner

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

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