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# vehicles - Thursday 30 January, 2020

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

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

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

# vehicles - Monday 16 December, 2019

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

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

# vehicles - Monday 5 August, 2019

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

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”.

# vehicles - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

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

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

# vehicles - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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

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

# vehicles - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

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

The report sets out the challenges faced by British troops.

# vehicles - Thursday 17 December, 2015

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

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

# vehicles - Sunday 6 December, 2015

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

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.

# vehicles - Saturday 26 September, 2015

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

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

# vehicles - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Volkswagen is going to pay out billions over dirty diesel vehicles

Around €6.5 billion, to be precise.

# vehicles - Sunday 16 August, 2015

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

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

# vehicles - Saturday 27 June, 2015

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

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

# vehicles - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

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

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

# vehicles - Thursday 26 March, 2015

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

There were 48 total breakdowns overall.

# vehicles - Thursday 15 January, 2015

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

Hyundais, Fords and Fiats top the shopping list.

# vehicles - Thursday 1 January, 2015

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

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

# vehicles - Saturday 13 December, 2014

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

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

The vehicles cost €7 million.

# vehicles - Friday 24 October, 2014

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

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

# vehicles - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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

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

# vehicles - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

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

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

# vehicles - Sunday 24 August, 2014

48 ambulances have over 400,000km on the clock

Garda vehicles retire at 300,000 kilometres.

# vehicles - Friday 8 August, 2014

July sees big jump in licensing of new vehicles in Ireland

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

# vehicles - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Two arrested after stolen vehicles discovered

The operation was carried out in the North Louth area.

# vehicles - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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

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.

# vehicles - Friday 6 June, 2014

How should the driving test be changed?

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

# vehicles - Friday 2 May, 2014

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

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

# vehicles - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Connected cars expected to arrive on European roads in 2015

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

# vehicles - Monday 6 January, 2014

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

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

# vehicles - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

# vehicles - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Watch: Company brings vehicles to a halt using only electromagnetic waves No Speeding This post contains videos

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

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.

# vehicles - 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.

# vehicles - 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.

# vehicles - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Hauliers to use toll roads for free in November

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.

# vehicles - 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.

# vehicles - Monday 5 August, 2013

Dozens in hospital after Norway tunnel fire

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

# vehicles - Friday 19 July, 2013

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

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

# vehicles - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year 132

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

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

# vehicles - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

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

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

# vehicles - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Uninsured drivers responsible for 7 per cent of vehicle damage

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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