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# cars - Yesterday’s News

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

# cars - Monday 14 August, 2017

Extra bus lanes for Dublin city as cars will be reduced to one lane on quays

Cars will also be banned from turning right onto O’Connell Bridge from Bachelors Walk.

# cars - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Gardaí out in force after high number of road deaths this week

Dublin Fire Brigade were called to a number of crashes last night.

# cars - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# cars - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?

The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.

# cars - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Driver to face court after gardaí clock car travelling at over 190 km/h

Traffic officers also dealt with a souped-up motorbike in Wicklow this afternoon.

# cars - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies

Uber was suspicious that Google was going to launch a competing lift-sharing service.

# cars - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'

From midnight tonight, speed limits in 10 Dublin areas will be lowered to 30km/h.

# cars - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year

The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.

# cars - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Four out of five child car seats aren't properly fitted

“You could have the best car in the world and best seat in the world but they could not work together.”

# cars - Thursday 4 May, 2017

'Fast cars are my heroin': Man jailed after 'reckless' high speed chase

A judge said Jamie Marshall’s driving was “a very serious threat to the public”.

# cars - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Greens say traffic plans are 'too generous to cars' and anti-public transport

There is concern car traffic in Dublin city could slow down the new Luas line.

# cars - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life Gridlock This post contains a poll

Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life

Next week, Dublin City Council will discuss new plans to restrict car numbers in the city.

# cars - Monday 17 April, 2017

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.

# cars - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Cannabis worth €500,000 seized outside shopping centre in Kildare

Two men were arrested at the scene.

# cars - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

# cars - Friday 10 March, 2017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines

The guilty plea entered today is in addition to over €16 billion in settlements the company has already agreed to pay.

Open thread: What's the best bit of car advice you've ever been given?

QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?

Vroom vroom – let’s find out.

# cars - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

CAB wants to sell €500k-worth of assets 'linked to Kinahan cartel'

The assets include jewellery, motorbikes and cars seized by the bureau following raids in March 2016.

# cars - Friday 24 February, 2017

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.

# cars - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'Only matter of time until someone is killed' - Council to vote on towing cars that block cycle lanes

A mass cycle protest is due to take place outside Leinster House today.

# cars - Friday 10 February, 2017

6 unmissable outdoor day trips to enjoy around Ireland

There’s so much to explore.

# cars - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

# cars - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'Mindless violence': Cars and house damaged by early morning fire in Dublin

A local councillor said the cars “appear to have been set alight in an act of mindless violence, just feet away from terraced houses while people slept”.

# cars - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why

New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.

# cars - Friday 6 January, 2017

Dublin's Port Tunnel is getting a new system to catch people speeding

The cameras calculate car speed based on how long it takes motorists to get through the tunnel.

1,666 Setanta Insurance claimants still waiting on payouts

It is nearly three years since the insurer collapsed.

# cars - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?

Last year saw more new cars sold than any year since 2008.

# cars - Monday 2 January, 2017

Gardaí recover three cars stolen from Kildare in December

The vehicles were recovered this morning.

# cars - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?

“Data is the new oil,” Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said last month.

# cars - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?

Motor insurance, fuel, tax, etc. It all adds up.

# cars - Friday 9 December, 2016

Man caught running international counterfeit Ford ring from his garage

Michael White imported fake Ford mud flaps and car mats from China and sold them online.

# cars - Friday 25 November, 2016

QUIZ: What Car Type Best Suits Your Personality?

Beep beep. Buckle up and let’s find out.

# cars - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Ireland's traffic congestion: "Not quite back to Celtic Tiger times, but it's up there"

The numbers of vehicles on Irish roads has increased by almost 15% in the past year – because of new cars, housing and the weather.

# cars - Friday 18 November, 2016

'More power': Clarkson's new show is bigger, louder and loved by viewers

The first episode began with a reference to Clarkson’s controversial BBC departure, which sparked the beginning of this show.

# cars - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

# cars - Friday 14 October, 2016

17 cars broken into in overnight "rampage" in Co Meath

One youth is suspected with gardaí following “a definite line of inquiry”.

# cars - Monday 3 October, 2016

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

# cars - Friday 16 September, 2016

From The42 A dedicated Mayo fan kitted out his Ferrari in the county colours Mayo For Sam

A dedicated Mayo fan kitted out his Ferrari in the county colours

The fast and the furious.

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