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# vehicles - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Toyota recall: Car maker joins Honda, Nissan, Mazda in Irish car recall

Toyota has recalled 22,000 cars in addition to Nissan, Honda and Mazda which have recalled over 15,000 cars between them.

# vehicles - Monday 8 April, 2013

Slight increase in new car sales in March

In total, 17,600 cars were sold last month though sales of goods vehicles were down.

# vehicles - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Revenue to give seized vehicles to gardaí

The directive was signed by the Revenue Commissioner late last month.

# vehicles - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Car sales down 14 per cent in first quarter

A total of 11,682 private cars were sold for the first time in March – down from 13,051 the same time last year.

# vehicles - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Fire brought under control at Rathmines leisure centre

A small fire broke out at the centre this afternoon, but was brought under control within 20 minutes.

# vehicles - Thursday 7 March, 2013

More than 300 fines issued as gardaí crack down on broken lights

Operation Light up was held over two days last month and resulted in 317 prosecutions.

# vehicles - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Potholes, loose chippings, floods: Welcome to Ireland’s rural roads

One council engineer admits that limited funding means “we are stretched beyond breaking point to carry out even basic repairs”.

# vehicles - Monday 11 February, 2013

Driverless cars will make intersections so efficient it's scary

No more sitting at traffic lights?

# vehicles - Friday 1 February, 2013

Three injured in Cork road collision

The three people involved in the collision were taken to hospital but are not thought to have serious injuries.

# vehicles - Monday 24 December, 2012

Road users urged to take care over Christmas period

Drivers have been advised to be patient of other road users, to allow plenty of time for their journey, and to never ever drink and drive.

# vehicles - Monday 15 October, 2012

On the roads: Gardaí to get 170 new vehicles

Around €3 million will be spend on the new vehicles, which will include patrol cars, unmarked cars and vans.

# vehicles - Friday 21 September, 2012

Mobility Week celebrated in Dublin this weekend

The EU initiative will see parking spaces transformed in parts of Dublin today, while tomorrow will see people encouraged to go into town without their car.

# vehicles - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

The most popular type of car licensed in Ireland last month? Volkswagen

The number of cars licensed in July dropped by more than 10 per cent compared to the same month last year.

# vehicles - Monday 6 August, 2012

Fail! Over 50 per cent of vehicles did not pass the NCT this year

More than 2,300 vehicles were deemed to be dangerous and failed the test.

# vehicles - Sunday 5 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge In photos: BMW unveils new... police car range Cops This post contains images

In photos: BMW unveils new... police car range

Range includes vehicle with “an armouring that is not even visible to the most practiced eye”.

# vehicles - Thursday 12 July, 2012

18-year-old killed in Donegal car crash

The teenager was killed in the collision involving two cars late last night.

# vehicles - Friday 6 July, 2012

New car sales continue to fall significantly

However, official figures are greatly exaggerated because of last year’s scrappage scheme.

# vehicles - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Gardaí warn motorists to take care during inclement weather

With heavy rain forecast, the gardaí are warning motorists to go slow and take care on the roads.

# vehicles - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Self-driving cars get the nod... in Nevada Look No Hands This post contains videos

Self-driving cars get the nod... in Nevada

Google awarded license to operate tests on auto-pilot cars.

Fewer new cars licensed in April - CSO

There was a 16 per cent drop in the number of new car licensed in April compared with the same period in 2011.

# vehicles - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Column: Why I'm bringing the DeLorean back - as an electric car

Electricity is more readily available and cheaper than petrol, but people need to be converted to electric cars and realise that you can still get high performance from those vehicles, writes Stephen Wynne.

# vehicles - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Number of new private cars licensed in March decreases by 14.6 per cent

The overall number of vehicles licensed in Ireland decreased by 11.1 per cent in March in comparison with the same period last year.

# vehicles - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Strict legislation on clamping recommended

Maximum release fees, a ban on clamping in hospitals and a two-tier appeals process are just some of the 38 legislative proposals given to Leo Varadkar today.

# vehicles - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

More than 90 arrested over carjackings in Northern Ireland

The arrests took place as part of a special taskforce set up by the PSNI to deal with the high number of carjackings in recent weeks.

# vehicles - Monday 5 March, 2012

Payment plan option for motor tax not being considered

Minister Phil Hogan has ruled out the introduction of a monthly instalment payment option.

# vehicles - Monday 16 January, 2012

Number of new licensed cars falls nearly 8 per cent in December

But the total number of private cars and goods vehicles licensed last year increased.

# vehicles - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Price increases added €10 to fuel bills last month - AA

The cost of petrol and diesel at the pumps increased again in the last month, adding a reported average of €10 onto the cost of running a modest family car.

# vehicles - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA

That is according a new AA Rescue survey which showed that more women neglect “simple yet important” tasks like checking tyre pressure than men – but both genders fare badly overall.

# vehicles - Monday 28 November, 2011

Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?

With a motor tax increase promised for a wide swathe of vehicle owners in the upcoming Budget 2012, how would that affect all you drivers out there?

# vehicles - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Three killed in 52 vehicle pile-up on German autobahn

The crash happened in foggy conditions on the A31 near the town of Gronau.

# vehicles - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Decrease in new cars licensed last month

Although the number of new cars licensed decreased last month compared to October 2010, overall this year more new cars have been licensed than in the previous year.

# vehicles - Monday 7 November, 2011

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011

The AA said that the average price of a motor insurance policy has dropped from €567 to €549 since the beginning of this year, and that the new stringent drink-driving laws could have a further positive effect.

# vehicles - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Minister to bring in new clamping laws

The Transport Minister is hoping to bring in new operating guidelines for clampers after motorists contacted him about their problems with the clamping industry.

# vehicles - Monday 24 October, 2011

Lower drink-drive limits to be introduced this week

The blood alcohol limit for drink-driving will be reduced from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood from this Friday – certain drivers will be tested at an even lower limit of 20mg.

# vehicles - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Poll: Should smoking be banned in private cars? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should smoking be banned in private cars?

The Minister for Health has said he would consider banning smoking in private vehicles. How would you react?

Children on board? Smoking in cars may be banned

Health Minister James Reilly says he’s in favour of legislating on smoking in cars.

# vehicles - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Petrol and diesel prices down for first time in eight months

The average price of petrol is now 151.3 cent a litre. Prices have not risen for the first time since October.