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Cars

# cars - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge How many calves can you fit in the back of a small red Fiat? Holy Cow!

How many calves can you fit in the back of a small red Fiat?

A Kerry driver found out for us, thank God.

# cars - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s how many cars have been sold so far this year… Vroom Vroom

Here’s how many cars have been sold so far this year…

Toyota leads the field in new car registrations ahead of Volkswagen.

# cars - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Eight charged over Clare modified car rallies

The eight will appear before Ennis District Court on 23 April.

# cars - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Car driven by 68-year-old crashes into the front gate of Trinity College

The man was arrested after damaging a number of cars and drove the wrong way up Dawson Street.

# cars - Sunday 30 March, 2014

# cars - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Over 8,400 drivers caught not putting seatbelts on children

And an another terrible statistic from the RSA reveals that one in five people killed on our roads last year were not wearing their seatbelts.

# cars - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

# cars - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From Business ETC Volvo wants to deliver all your shopping directly to your car Special Delivery

Volvo wants to deliver all your shopping directly to your car

The roam delivery service will allow couriers one-time access to your car, allowing them to drop off your shopping when you’re not around.

# cars - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From Business ETC Toyota recalls over a million hybrid cars, 700 in Ireland Total Recall

Toyota recalls over a million hybrid cars, 700 in Ireland

The recall on 700 Priuses is due to a software glitch.

# cars - Monday 3 February, 2014

Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent

SIMI says that the upsurge in car sales has brought a sense of optimism to dealerships.

# cars - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From Business ETC Robotic petrol pumps could be arriving sooner than you think Self-service

Robotic petrol pumps could be arriving sooner than you think

Combine this with self-driving cars and there’ll be no reason to do anything while you’re on the road.

# cars - Sunday 19 January, 2014

The cars of the near future will be seriously kitted out…

Carmakers race to find voice-to-text technology – but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our cars may soon be able to tell us where they are in the parking lot.

# cars - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From Business ETC A boost from the ’132′ plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013 Car Sales

A boost from the ’132′ plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013

The new bi-annual registration system helped create an increase in sales mid year, but overall 5,000 fewer new cars were licensed.

# cars - Monday 6 January, 2014

From Business ETC Google teams up with automakers to bring Android to cars Automobiles

Google teams up with automakers to bring Android to cars

The first cars with Android integration are expected to launch at the end of the year.

# cars - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

# cars - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Irish among least likely to use public transport in EU

A new EU-wide survey found Irish people are second only to Cyprus when it comes to using their cars every day.

From Business ETC McLaren aims to replace windscreen wipers with sound waves Good Vibrations

McLaren aims to replace windscreen wipers with sound waves

The technology used would create tiny vibrations that would prevent any water or dirt from resting on the windscreen.

# cars - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Unhappy campers: VW announces the end of the line for iconic ‘Bus’

It was the Mystery Machine and the centre of Little Miss Sunshine, but now the VW Bus is to be no more.

# cars - Friday 29 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Is this the soundest cop ever? Speedy Recovery

Is this the soundest cop ever?

A nice car seems to go a long way.

# cars - Monday 25 November, 2013

From Business ETC Driven to distraction: carmakers face questions over gadget risks LA Auto Show

Driven to distraction: carmakers face questions over gadget risks

Technologies also cause problems for regulators as they try to decide where to draw the line.

# cars - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

# cars - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Why would anyone fill their car up like this Kerry driver? Gas

Why would anyone fill their car up like this Kerry driver?

A baffling sight spotted in Tralee.

# cars - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Getting winter ready: Councils stockpile salt in preparation for icy conditions

Following the cold snaps of 2009 and 2010, some councils said they are well prepared for the icy conditions ahead this winter.

# cars - Friday 8 November, 2013

From Business ETC Volkswagen most popular as new vehicle licenses jump 16 per cent Stats

Volkswagen most popular as new vehicle licenses jump 16 per cent

There was an increase of 16 per cent in cars licensed but this could have been influenced by changes in the Motor Tax regime.

# cars - Saturday 2 November, 2013

JobBridge, cigarettes and house prices: The week in numbers

Plus: Exactly how many Labour Party councillors have left the party because they disagree with its policies in government?

# cars - Friday 1 November, 2013

New number plates haven’t helped motor industry

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says that while the new number plates contributed to a small rise in sales, it has been a difficult year.

# cars - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

National Driver Licence Service is back up and running today

Extra staff has been brought in to ensure things run smoothly in the centres today.

# cars - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Applying for a driving licence? New rules come into force today

A new plastic credit card-style licence will replace the pink paper licence.

# cars - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Saudi women get behind the wheel to protest against driving ban

Women have been driving in Saudi Arabia to protest against females not being issued licences.

Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period

From 7am on Friday until 7am this morning, gardaí checked the speed of 96,838 vehicles.

From Business ETC Aaron McKenna: Why we should move to a GPS based mileage tax on motorists Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Why we should move to a GPS based mileage tax on motorists

The US state of Oregon is becoming one of the first places in the world to trial the idea of rolling out per-mile taxation of motorists. We should follow suit.

# cars - Friday 25 October, 2013

From Business ETC Volvo slashes 2,000 jobs worldwide Jobswatch

Volvo slashes 2,000 jobs worldwide

The company said the cuts will be mainly in administrative and support roles in its 112,000-strong workforce.

# cars - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Good will messages and donations flood in for Lauryn Tracey whose wheelchair was stolen last week

Following TheJournal.ie’s article last week about five-year-old Lauryn’s wheelchair being stolen, the family have been inundated with help.

# cars - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Column: Our proposal for Budget 2014? Swappage.

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.

# cars - Monday 7 October, 2013

Increase of 17% in new private cars licensed in September

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

# cars - Friday 4 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Is this the most Irish tax disc of all? Sure Why Not?

# cars - Monday 30 September, 2013

These are the top ten spots where drivers speed in Dublin

0These locations will receive “targeted enforcement” as part of a new Garda campaign.

# cars - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Dashcam video shows the intense stupidity of some pedestrians Car-razy

# cars - Monday 23 September, 2013

Four due in Swords court over stolen cars

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

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