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# cars - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'You could grow rice in the field': Scramble to clean up Ploughing site after yesterday's flooding
# Overnight Effort
# Overnight Effort

'You could grow rice in the field': Scramble to clean up Ploughing site after yesterday's flooding

Sep 21st 2017, 9:00 AM 31,247 Views 48 Comments

New carparks have been set up for the final day of the Ploughing.

# cars - Monday 18 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 18th 2017, 10:49 AM 12,489 Views 50 Comments

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
# From This Weekend
# From This Weekend

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

Aug 14th 2017, 11:52 AM 30,787 Views 93 Comments

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
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

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

Aug 5th 2017, 8:03 PM 34,551 Views 56 Comments

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?
# Electric Avenue
# Electric Avenue

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

Jul 29th 2017, 9:45 AM 20,559 Views 113 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?

Jul 26th 2017, 8:54 AM 31,002 Views 199 Comments

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
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

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

Jul 18th 2017, 3:08 PM 48,364 Views 75 Comments

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
# SELF-DRIVING CARS
# SELF-DRIVING CARS

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

Jul 9th 2017, 8:30 AM 17,257 Views 1 Comment

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'
# 30km Zones
# 30km Zones

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

May 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 21,969 Views 47 Comments

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
# Fuelling The Boom
# Fuelling The Boom

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

May 24th 2017, 12:25 PM 12,864 Views 52 Comments

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
# Buckle Up
# Buckle Up

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

May 9th 2017, 6:04 AM 8,750 Views 7 Comments

“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
# Limerick
# Limerick

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

May 4th 2017, 6:05 AM 13,193 Views 21 Comments

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
# Dublin Quays
# Dublin Quays

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

May 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 12,824 Views 69 Comments

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
# Gridlock

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

Apr 25th 2017, 7:04 PM 14,355 Views 62 Comments

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
# Pump It Up
# Pump It Up

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

Apr 17th 2017, 2:57 PM 28,727 Views 44 Comments

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
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

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

Apr 6th 2017, 7:59 AM 16,806 Views 33 Comments

Two men were arrested at the scene.

# cars - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam
# Don't Get Duped
# Don't Get Duped

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

Mar 28th 2017, 2:09 PM 44,579 Views 52 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

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

Mar 10th 2017, 11:06 PM 11,806 Views 23 Comments

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?

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

Mar 10th 2017, 2:52 PM 14,731 Views 76 Comments

Share your wisdom.

QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?
# Sponsored By Ford
# Sponsored By Ford

QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?

Mar 10th 2017, 2:39 PM 24,559 Views 25 Comments

Vroom vroom – let’s find out.

# cars - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

CAB wants to sell €500k-worth of assets 'linked to Kinahan cartel'
# Cars And Jewellery
# Cars And Jewellery

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

Mar 7th 2017, 2:52 PM 19,028 Views 0 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 24th 2017, 9:52 PM 36,897 Views 150 Comments

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
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:15 AM 18,991 Views 96 Comments

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
# Sponsored By Mini
# Sponsored By Mini

6 unmissable outdoor day trips to enjoy around Ireland

Feb 10th 2017, 4:44 PM 29,838 Views 18 Comments

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
# Fresh Car Smell
# Fresh Car Smell

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

Feb 1st 2017, 2:59 PM 18,602 Views 56 Comments

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
# Palatine Square
# Palatine Square

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

Jan 11th 2017, 5:51 PM 20,939 Views 3 Comments

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
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

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

Jan 10th 2017, 8:27 PM 31,172 Views 63 Comments

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
# Going Underground
# Going Underground

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

Jan 6th 2017, 10:32 PM 25,145 Views 45 Comments

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
# Motor Insurance
# Motor Insurance

1,666 Setanta Insurance claimants still waiting on payouts

Jan 6th 2017, 6:07 AM 8,210 Views 11 Comments

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?
# Trading Up
# Trading Up

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

Jan 3rd 2017, 3:08 PM 38,891 Views 52 Comments

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
# Found
# Found

Gardaí recover three cars stolen from Kildare in December

Jan 2nd 2017, 5:12 PM 31,250 Views 6 Comments

The vehicles were recovered this morning.

# cars - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?
# Self Drive
# Self Drive

Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?

Dec 31st 2016, 1:00 PM 11,498 Views 70 Comments

“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
# Your Say

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?

Dec 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 39,106 Views 78 Comments

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

# cars - Friday 9 December, 2016

Man caught running international counterfeit Ford ring from his garage
# Antrim
# Antrim

Man caught running international counterfeit Ford ring from his garage

Dec 9th 2016, 5:45 PM 25,083 Views 35 Comments

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?
# Sponsored By Donedeal
# Sponsored By Donedeal

QUIZ: What Car Type Best Suits Your Personality?

Nov 25th 2016, 2:14 PM 35,755 Views 27 Comments

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"
# Chockablock
# Chockablock

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

Nov 22nd 2016, 6:05 AM 13,712 Views 21 Comments

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 Grand Tour
# The Grand Tour

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

Nov 18th 2016, 10:56 AM 31,515 Views 64 Comments

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
# Cerebral Palsy
# Cerebral Palsy

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 23,784 Views 40 Comments

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
# Trim
# Trim

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

Oct 14th 2016, 3:24 PM 23,601 Views 27 Comments

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
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Oct 3rd 2016, 1:05 PM 10,831 Views 36 Comments

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