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# cars - Friday 10 July, 2020

Volvo and Renault recall certain cars after issues identified
# Renault Megane
# Renault Megane

Volvo and Renault recall certain cars after issues identified

Jul 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 23,925 Views 4 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 22 May, 2020

Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?

May 22nd 2020, 8:24 AM 43,819 Views 98 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 24 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 24th 2020, 5:38 PM 31,784 Views 36 Comments

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

# cars - Monday 30 March, 2020

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates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

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates

Mar 30th 2020, 1:53 PM 76,774 Views 51 Comments

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

# cars - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

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

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

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 8:25 PM 58,257 Views 68 Comments

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

# cars - Thursday 2 January, 2020

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
# On The Road
# On The Road

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 2:41 PM 35,449 Views 124 Comments

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

# cars - Sunday 29 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 26,892 Views 2 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 11 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 34,802 Views 42 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 19 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 19th 2019, 2:31 PM 8,409 Views 4 Comments

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

# cars - Monday 8 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 8th 2019, 10:46 PM 22,254 Views 74 Comments

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

# cars - Sunday 2 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 2nd 2019, 12:15 PM 26,577 Views 33 Comments

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

# cars - Monday 1 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 1st 2019, 2:17 PM 17,444 Views 66 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 29 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 29th 2019, 5:50 PM 26,851 Views 55 Comments

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

# cars - Thursday 28 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 28th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,469 Views 30 Comments

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

# cars - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 27th 2019, 7:45 AM 24,809 Views 91 Comments

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

# cars - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 5th 2019, 10:23 PM 27,689 Views 18 Comments

Many of the vehicles targeted were unlocked.

# cars - Sunday 3 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 12:56 PM 32,883 Views 81 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 1 February, 2019

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales
# 191
# 191

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales

Feb 1st 2019, 4:12 PM 19,208 Views 56 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 26,778 Views 13 Comments

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

# cars - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Electric car sales double but this SUV was the most popular new car in Ireland in 2018
# Four-wheel Drive
# Four-wheel Drive

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 1:21 PM 64,915 Views 65 Comments

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

# cars - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 11th 2018, 10:56 PM 23,474 Views 0 Comments

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

# cars - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record
# Cannonball 2018
# Cannonball 2018

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

Sep 8th 2018, 9:15 AM 53,263 Views 52 Comments

Cannonball 2018 kicked off from Malahide Castle yesterday morning.

# cars - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 32,114 Views 186 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 14th 2018, 2:47 PM 13,886 Views 142 Comments

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

# cars - Thursday 2 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 2nd 2018, 2:27 PM 17,295 Views 39 Comments

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

# cars - Sunday 29 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 29th 2018, 3:24 PM 14,656 Views 46 Comments

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

# cars - Friday 15 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 15th 2018, 4:14 PM 9,681 Views 81 Comments

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

# cars - Sunday 20 May, 2018

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

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

May 20th 2018, 9:00 PM 17,661 Views 66 Comments

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

# cars - Sunday 13 May, 2018

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

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

May 13th 2018, 9:30 PM 28,406 Views 9 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 11 May, 2018

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

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

May 11th 2018, 9:54 PM 27,999 Views 23 Comments

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

# cars - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

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

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

May 9th 2018, 8:13 PM 29,398 Views 47 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 - Saturday 31 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 31st 2018, 6:01 AM 16,491 Views 36 Comments

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

# cars - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 9:22 AM 15,951 Views 71 Comments

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

# cars - Monday 12 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 12th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,896 Views 175 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 2 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 2nd 2018, 11:40 AM 111,004 Views 89 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 16 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 16th 2018, 5:41 PM 106,933 Views 162 Comments

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

# cars - Sunday 14 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 27,130 Views 28 Comments

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.

# cars - Thursday 11 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 77,163 Views 74 Comments

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

# cars - Saturday 28 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 28th 2017, 9:00 PM 24,549 Views 13 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 20 October, 2017

Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?

Oct 20th 2017, 12:45 PM 26,871 Views 81 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

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