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Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone
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Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone

Jun 22nd 2016, 6:03 AM 25,348 Views 34 Comments

The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.

Tunes to Get You Over Hump Day
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Tunes to Get You Over Hump Day

Jun 20th 2016, 1:20 PM 363 Views 0 Comments

Come on, get happy.

My Best Road Trip: Driving the Nurburgring was such a rush
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My Best Road Trip: Driving the Nurburgring was such a rush

Jun 20th 2016, 1:19 PM 1,845 Views 0 Comments

Exploring the race tracks of the Nürburgring in my Honda Integra Type R was the ultimate driving experience.

My Best Road Trip: a long-awaited family drive along the American Riviera
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My Best Road Trip: a long-awaited family drive along the American Riviera

Jun 13th 2016, 3:22 PM 3,360 Views 0 Comments

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway with the kids was a great alternative family holiday.

This driver came up with the most Irish excuse to get out of a clamping
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# The One

This driver came up with the most Irish excuse to get out of a clamping

Jun 10th 2016, 4:20 PM 11,204 Views 0 Comments

Chancer.

Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’
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Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’

Jun 10th 2016, 10:16 AM 40,740 Views 109 Comments

Noel O’Callaghan, vice-chairperson of the Irish Road Victims Association, said the decision sent out “all the wrong signals to people”.

Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again
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Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again

Jun 8th 2016, 11:42 AM 17,669 Views 48 Comments

New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.

DoneDeal of the week: Two convertibles to make the most of the sunshine
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# Donedeal

DoneDeal of the week: Two convertibles to make the most of the sunshine

Jun 3rd 2016, 11:46 AM 795 Views 0 Comments

Soft-tops that not only look great but are a pleasure to drive? We give you this BMW 118i and MINI Convertible.

My Best Road Trip: my Dad and me and our 1973 French Blue Triumph TR6
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My Best Road Trip: my Dad and me and our 1973 French Blue Triumph TR6

Jun 3rd 2016, 11:39 AM 1,425 Views 0 Comments

An annual gathering of TR enthusiasts hit the wonderful driving roads of the Welsh and English countryside.

Did you know that the summer weather affects your vehicle?
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# Summer

Did you know that the summer weather affects your vehicle?

Jun 3rd 2016, 11:38 AM 1,636 Views 1 Comment

Follow these tips and your summer driving should be stress free on both you and your car.

My Best Road Trip: a journey through the lakes and glaciers of Middle Earth
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My Best Road Trip: a journey through the lakes and glaciers of Middle Earth

May 30th 2016, 12:54 PM 1,392 Views 0 Comments

Glaciers, lakes, beaches and sounds, South Island, New Zealand has them all and we drove 2,962km to see them.

DoneDeal of the week: We've got two top-specced Mazda cars with loads of added extras
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DoneDeal of the week: We've got two top-specced Mazda cars with loads of added extras

May 30th 2016, 12:51 PM 1,031 Views 0 Comments

Style and function as well as great road handling with this 2015 Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5.

DoneDeal of the week: Check out these fun French motors, perfect for first-time buyers
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DoneDeal of the week: Check out these fun French motors, perfect for first-time buyers

May 23rd 2016, 12:18 PM 336 Views 0 Comments

Cheap and cheerful with many safety features in this 2013 Renault Clio and 2016 Renault Twingo.

My Best Road Trip: from Clifden to Mongolia via the Trans-Siberian Highway
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My Best Road Trip: from Clifden to Mongolia via the Trans-Siberian Highway

May 23rd 2016, 12:07 PM 1,664 Views 0 Comments

A 27,650km charity motorcycle ride across Europe and Russia so I could hang out with Genghis in Mongolia.

A European ruling "could close Mondello Park"
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# Off Track

A European ruling "could close Mondello Park"

May 22nd 2016, 12:08 PM 65,305 Views 60 Comments

Currently, under Irish law compulsory motor insurance only covers the use of vehicles on a road or any other public place.

Twitter accounts linked to detective garda used to mock Clare Daly after arrest
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Twitter accounts linked to detective garda used to mock Clare Daly after arrest

May 19th 2016, 8:24 AM 43,174 Views 132 Comments

This follows the publication of a GSOC report into Daly’s arrest in 2013.

This woman followed her car's GPS straight into a lake
# Don't Follow Me I'm Lost
# Don't Follow Me I'm Lost

This woman followed her car's GPS straight into a lake

May 15th 2016, 2:50 PM 8,128 Views 1 Comment

Unlucky.

My Best Road Trip: through the Sacred Valley to the Peruvian cloud forest
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My Best Road Trip: through the Sacred Valley to the Peruvian cloud forest

May 13th 2016, 3:03 PM 451 Views 0 Comments

Starting 1,500 meters above sea level we drive a treacherous road to Santa Teresa’s cloud forest.

One in ten cars imported to Ireland from the UK were once written off
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# Car History

One in ten cars imported to Ireland from the UK were once written off

May 11th 2016, 8:55 AM 18,236 Views 56 Comments

A lack of legislation here allows the cars in question to be repaired and put back on the road.

Gardaí planning huge crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
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# Penalty Points

Gardaí planning huge crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

May 7th 2016, 2:38 PM 28,702 Views 100 Comments

More than 28,000 people were caught using their phone while driving last year.

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour
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Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour

May 7th 2016, 10:51 AM 38,366 Views 110 Comments

He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.

My Best Road Trip: Getting my kicks on Route 66
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My Best Road Trip: Getting my kicks on Route 66

May 6th 2016, 4:37 PM 2,898 Views 1 Comment

A historic and iconic journey along Main Street, America, littered with nostalgia and cliches.

My Best Road Trip: An Arctic Adventure on a bike named An Capall Glas
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My Best Road Trip: An Arctic Adventure on a bike named An Capall Glas

Apr 28th 2016, 5:12 PM 935 Views 1 Comment

A 5,000km motorcycle adventure including 12 ferries and 9 capital cities to the most northern point in Europe.

Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens
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Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens

Apr 26th 2016, 1:12 PM 42,975 Views 120 Comments

Garda representatives say a lack of investment in training means a large number of gardaí are not allowed to drive in this way.

'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%
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'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%

Apr 21st 2016, 6:20 AM 35,881 Views 131 Comments

TDs said it was time the insurance companies were transparent about why the costs were on the rise for customers.

Cars are virtually walking off the lots in Ireland and that's good news for everyone
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# Motoring Away

Cars are virtually walking off the lots in Ireland and that's good news for everyone

Apr 20th 2016, 3:24 PM 26,360 Views 92 Comments

Consumer confidence is picking up when people trade in their old models.

My Best Road Trip: An ancient VW camper, no air-con and a South American epic
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My Best Road Trip: An ancient VW camper, no air-con and a South American epic

Apr 19th 2016, 9:36 AM 1,514 Views 0 Comments

A crazy 5,150 kms across three countries in an old Volkswagen T2 was so much fun – even though the hot seats skinned me alive.

Here's the safest way to position your wing mirrors
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# Car Hacks

Here's the safest way to position your wing mirrors

Apr 19th 2016, 9:33 AM 21,528 Views 2 Comments

Position your wing mirrors using the off-side rule to reduce blind spots and accidents.

This sketch perfectly sums up every Irish person when they're driving
# Behind The Wheel
# Behind The Wheel

This sketch perfectly sums up every Irish person when they're driving

Apr 2nd 2016, 1:54 PM 8,401 Views 4 Comments

Shouting a friendly hello to a sworn enemy.

Denny ad was wrong to show grandfather looking at child in car, watchdog says
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Denny ad was wrong to show grandfather looking at child in car, watchdog says

Mar 28th 2016, 7:45 AM 57,861 Views 102 Comments

It was thought that the advertisement encouraged unsafe driving practices.

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid
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# Breaking The Rules

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:41 PM 21,138 Views 59 Comments

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

'The more I complain about this the more I realise I am actually Alan Partridge'
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'The more I complain about this the more I realise I am actually Alan Partridge'

Mar 5th 2016, 10:23 AM 25,211 Views 30 Comments

Here’s what really grinds Anton Savage’s gears about Irish motorists.

Drive in Dublin city? New traffic restrictions in place from Monday
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Drive in Dublin city? New traffic restrictions in place from Monday

Mar 4th 2016, 9:21 PM 33,529 Views 18 Comments

It’s to facilitate works required for the Luas Cross City project.

7 things you probably didn't know about Jurgen Klopp
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7 things you probably didn't know about Jurgen Klopp

Mar 4th 2016, 2:55 PM 22,232 Views 27 Comments

Some little-known facts to impress your mates.

Non-drivers will never understand the joy of nailing the perfect parallel park
# Parallel Parking
# Parallel Parking

Non-drivers will never understand the joy of nailing the perfect parallel park

Feb 22nd 2016, 11:33 AM 6,499 Views 3 Comments

* HEAVENS OPEN*.

'My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver - it left a desperate void in our lives'
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# Brendan's Law

'My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver - it left a desperate void in our lives'

Feb 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 19,800 Views 13 Comments

Christina Donnelly has been campaigning for stronger road safety laws and sentencing since the death of her son and his friend in 2009.

Gardaí clocked a car doing 208km per hour last night
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Gardaí clocked a car doing 208km per hour last night

Jan 31st 2016, 3:47 PM 68,745 Views 10 Comments

The driver will now have to appear in Naas court in February.

Canadian man charged after driving a car almost entirely buried in snow
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# You Couldn't Make It Up

Canadian man charged after driving a car almost entirely buried in snow

Jan 21st 2016, 8:59 PM 32,391 Views 26 Comments

Good luck with that.

Petrol prices look set to keep getting cheaper
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# Tanks For That

Petrol prices look set to keep getting cheaper

Jan 19th 2016, 10:52 AM 19,351 Views 47 Comments

But it should be under €1.

Keep the shades handy - here's how to avoid driving accidents from 'winter sun glare'
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# Glaring Errors

Keep the shades handy - here's how to avoid driving accidents from 'winter sun glare'

Jan 16th 2016, 12:01 PM 16,547 Views 23 Comments

Painful glaring sunlight is a hazard all to familiar for most drivers.