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Motorists taking NCT will have to return at a later date to complete test and receive full certificate
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Motorists taking NCT will have to return at a later date to complete test and receive full certificate

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 9:23 PM 54,567 Views 100 Comments

If stopped by gardaí without a full NCT certificate, motorists are urged to show gardaí a report issued to them by the NCTS.

'They will try every door': One third of all cars broken into in residential areas left unlocked
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'They will try every door': One third of all cars broken into in residential areas left unlocked

Dec 16th 2019, 10:30 AM 18,415 Views 32 Comments

Gardaí estimate that over €30 million worth of items has been stolen from vehicles since January 2016.

Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'
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Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'

Aug 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 43,580 Views 149 Comments

Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe believes that we need to restrict the amount of vehicles entering Dublin every morning – as “our lives depend on it”.

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 29,491 Views 49 Comments

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

Cars, cash and jewellery seized in CAB raids targeting Dublin gang
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Cars, cash and jewellery seized in CAB raids targeting Dublin gang

Oct 18th 2016, 8:23 PM 19,762 Views 13 Comments

Some 46 cars were seized when 20 premises were raided this morning.

UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan
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UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan

Jul 6th 2016, 1:42 PM 7,807 Views 14 Comments

The report sets out the challenges faced by British troops.

Driver fined €25,000 in M50 toll-dodging crackdown
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Driver fined €25,000 in M50 toll-dodging crackdown

Dec 17th 2015, 11:20 AM 31,716 Views 56 Comments

Transport Infrastructure Ireland are taking a new hardline stance on those who don’t pay their tolls, including the seizure of offenders’ cars.

Owners of self-driving cars may need illegal distractions to stop them nodding off
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Owners of self-driving cars may need illegal distractions to stop them nodding off

Dec 6th 2015, 11:15 AM 12,601 Views 18 Comments

A study in the US found people were less likely to fall asleep behind the wheel if they were watching a screen with moving images.

Gardaí are getting hundreds of new cars, did your station get any?
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Gardaí are getting hundreds of new cars, did your station get any?

Sep 26th 2015, 5:40 PM 27,547 Views 79 Comments

Nearly €29 million has been invested in new Garda vehicles since 2012.

Volkswagen is going to pay out billions over dirty diesel vehicles
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Volkswagen is going to pay out billions over dirty diesel vehicles

Sep 22nd 2015, 1:38 PM 20,659 Views 42 Comments

Around €6.5 billion, to be precise.

Minister defends plan to take the cars out of the centre of Dublin
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Minister defends plan to take the cars out of the centre of Dublin

Aug 16th 2015, 3:50 PM 22,979 Views 119 Comments

It has been proposed that much of the centre of Dublin could be closed off to cars.

More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue
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More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue

Jun 27th 2015, 1:08 PM 21,874 Views 32 Comments

A spokesperson for the company has said that it is not a “stop driving your car immediately” issue.

Apple is going to send a fleet of vehicles to drive around Dublin soon
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Apple is going to send a fleet of vehicles to drive around Dublin soon

Jun 10th 2015, 10:52 AM 6,780 Views 18 Comments

The vehicles will collect data to help improve Apple Maps, and could result in it launching its own version of Google Street View.

An ambulance broke down during an emergency once every 33 days last year
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An ambulance broke down during an emergency once every 33 days last year

Mar 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 10,984 Views 29 Comments

There were 48 total breakdowns overall.

370 new cars and vans are on their way to the gardaí
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370 new cars and vans are on their way to the gardaí

Jan 15th 2015, 5:02 PM 28,366 Views 86 Comments

Hyundais, Fords and Fiats top the shopping list.

Over 96,000 new cars were sold in Ireland last year
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Over 96,000 new cars were sold in Ireland last year

Jan 1st 2015, 3:29 PM 15,731 Views 47 Comments

Could sales break through the 100,000 mark in 2015?

Over 300 new Garda cars were bought this year, so who got them? From TheJournal.ie

Over 300 new Garda cars were bought this year, so who got them?

Dec 13th 2014, 7:15 AM 18,389 Views 57 Comments

The vehicles cost €7 million.

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland
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Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

Oct 24th 2014, 5:29 PM 17,145 Views 5 Comments

If you have a Volkswagen Polo 1,2 TDI, you should definitely read this.

"An absolute disgrace" - Hauliers hit back at criticism of Monday's blockade
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"An absolute disgrace" - Hauliers hit back at criticism of Monday's blockade

Oct 21st 2014, 4:38 PM 13,546 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Road Haulage Association has responded to criticism from Freight Transport Association Ireland over yesterday’s blockade action.

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled
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Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

Oct 7th 2014, 6:34 PM 25,404 Views 57 Comments

A new Bill seeks to regulate release fees and introduce a complaints process.

A LOT of new cars have been bought in Ireland this year
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A LOT of new cars have been bought in Ireland this year

Oct 7th 2014, 2:22 PM 8,592 Views 23 Comments

Over 20,000 more new cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year, compared with 2013.

48 ambulances have over 400,000km on the clock
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48 ambulances have over 400,000km on the clock

Aug 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,519 Views 35 Comments

Garda vehicles retire at 300,000 kilometres.

July sees big jump in licensing of new vehicles in Ireland
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July sees big jump in licensing of new vehicles in Ireland

Aug 8th 2014, 11:53 AM 5,061 Views 23 Comments

Over 76,300 new private cars were licensed in the first seven months of this year.

Two arrested after stolen vehicles discovered
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Two arrested after stolen vehicles discovered

Jul 12th 2014, 12:10 PM 12,579 Views 8 Comments

The operation was carried out in the North Louth area.

These cars were bought with fake bank drafts and sold on to unsuspecting buyers
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These cars were bought with fake bank drafts and sold on to unsuspecting buyers

Jun 18th 2014, 12:46 PM 36,083 Views 53 Comments

Gardaí said there is a nationwide scam with perpetrators using marketplace sites to buy the cars and then sell them on for cash. One person lost €40,000 last year.

How should the driving test be changed?
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How should the driving test be changed?

Jun 6th 2014, 2:34 PM 15,958 Views 148 Comments

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

New car sales up 28 per cent as market continues to speed ahead
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New car sales up 28 per cent as market continues to speed ahead

May 2nd 2014, 12:42 PM 7,236 Views 30 Comments

Almost 58,000 new cars have been sold so far this year.

Connected cars expected to arrive on European roads in 2015
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Connected cars expected to arrive on European roads in 2015

Feb 13th 2014, 11:08 AM 14,644 Views 24 Comments

The EC has confirmed that guidelines for connected cars, which will alert drivers to traffic jams and accidents, have been adopted and issued.

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
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46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

Jan 6th 2014, 2:05 PM 6,984 Views 12 Comments

The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014
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Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,646 Views 46 Comments

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

Watch: Company brings vehicles to a halt using only electromagnetic waves
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Watch: Company brings vehicles to a halt using only electromagnetic waves

Dec 4th 2013, 11:09 AM 8,353 Views 34 Comments

The RF safe stop system uses radio frequency pulse to ‘confuse’ a vehicle’s electronic system, cutting the engine and bringing it to a standstill.

Column: Our proposal for Budget 2014? Swappage.
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Column: Our proposal for Budget 2014? Swappage.

Oct 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 17 Views 39 Comments

The scrappage scheme worked but only provided a once-off (though welcome) boost to both car sales and tax revenues. Swappage is focused on longer term benefits, writes Alan Nolan.

Increase of 17% in new private cars licensed in September
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Increase of 17% in new private cars licensed in September

Oct 7th 2013, 3:45 PM 5,194 Views 27 Comments

Volkswagen was the most popular make of new vehicle licensed in September.

Hauliers to use toll roads for free in November
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Hauliers to use toll roads for free in November

Oct 2nd 2013, 2:42 PM 10,427 Views 68 Comments

The toll on four roads – the M1, M3, M6 and the Limerick Tunnel – will be lifted in November to see if it reduces the number of trucks using regional roads.

Four due in Swords court over stolen cars
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Four due in Swords court over stolen cars

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:47 AM 6,124 Views 0 Comments

Vehicles and car parts were seized on Balbriggan on Friday after a spate of burglaries.

Dozens in hospital after Norway tunnel fire
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Dozens in hospital after Norway tunnel fire

Aug 5th 2013, 5:24 PM 9,424 Views 4 Comments

A firefighter said that it was “pure luck” that no one has died.

Here's how the 132 number plate did in its first 13 days
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Here's how the 132 number plate did in its first 13 days

Jul 19th 2013, 6:50 AM 21,288 Views 64 Comments

What’s the most popular car brand – and what was the first car to have a 132 plate? We have all the details.

1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year
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1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:54 AM 7,978 Views 69 Comments

The number of new cars bought on the first of the month also exceeded the number of cars bought on 1 January.

Further fall in car sales as industry pins hopes on '132' numberplate
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Further fall in car sales as industry pins hopes on '132' numberplate

Jun 4th 2013, 4:10 PM 12,948 Views 100 Comments

The number of new cars sold in May was down 22.5 per cent on the same month last year, SIMI figures show.

Uninsured drivers responsible for 7 per cent of vehicle damage
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Uninsured drivers responsible for 7 per cent of vehicle damage

May 26th 2013, 2:29 PM 6,388 Views 55 Comments

Over a quarter of Irish drivers have had their car damaged by an unidentified driver and almost 7 per cent have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, according to the AA.

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