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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 4°C

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This year
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75 additional driver testers to be recruited to deal with backlog
This will bring the potential total number of testers to over 200.
Last year
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'How to defend against Mbappe? I think we'd need to have scooters'
Poland primed to face France as manager Czeslaw Michniewicz eyes World Cup glory.
All time
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Passengers back on board with Bus Éireann as company reports a profit for 2018
n 2018, it carried 83.6 million passengers – a marginal increase on the previous year.
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More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.
# sweet dreams
Night of the living fed: Krispy Kreme after dark took a trip to Krispy Kreme last night – all in the name of journalistic integrity.
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Poll: Do you like doughnuts?
People living close to the newly opened Krispy Kreme outlet in Blanchardstown have reported a constant queues of cars.
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Spotlight: A female taxi driver gives us the down-low on working in the industry
The worst thing? Smelly people apparently.
# Off the Road
You won't be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030
NCT certs will not be issued for non-zero emissions cars.
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'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber
TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.
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Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland
Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.
# make some noise
Google is now teaching its self-driving cars to beep by themselves
It’s the next logical step forward.
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This is the most common cause of breakdowns for Irish motorists
And it’s (usually) avoidable.
# Dublin
Gardaí are getting hundreds of new cars, did your station get any?
Nearly €29 million has been invested in new Garda vehicles since 2012.
# vrooooooom
Check out these classic Ferraris that sold for millions at auction
Not the worst looking cars in the world.
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This electric car is going to be made in Ireland
Could it be the Irish answer to Tesla Motors?
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Galway to park the bus - at a GAA ground near you!
This is one fine piece of machinery
# vanity alert
This new nightmare alarm clock won't switch off until you take a selfie
Seriously… can we end the world yet? Where is the line?
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It's not your imagination - evening rush hour is getting longer
New data reveals our habits where it comes to getting about the place.
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Stuck behind a tractor? Appreciate that they're providing your food, say road chiefs
You’ll be seeing a lot more on the roads in the coming weeks.
# slow down
Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law
The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.
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This video perfectly captures what all Irish people do in the privacy of their own cars
So much singing, so much road rage.
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This video of the world's tightest parallel park is wildly impressive
Teach us your ways, parking master.
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Are cars going to be banned from one side of College Green?
Let’s see.
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We're buying a lot of new cars... the most since 2009
It’s the first time in 5 years new car sales have reached over 95,000.
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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.
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There's a lot more new vehicles on Irish roads, but not quite as many used cars
There was also a significant increase last month in the number of new goods vehicles.
# motoring along
142 registrations drive 'exceptional' consumer spending last month
Car sales are a massive 32.1% higher than last year.
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Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year
The price of diesel and petrol is expected to fall – a little, at least.
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Which county has seen the biggest increase in new car registrations this year?
The industry is picking up, but employment remains some level off the boomtime peak.
# New cars go
How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?
A pickup in consumer sentiment and wide availability of finance is driving car sales.
# on the road to nowhere
Relax taxi drivers ... you won't be in trouble for using your smartphone for directions
The Transport Minister clarified that “non-email communication received via the internet is not covered by the new regulations”.
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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.
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Seen many '141' cars around?
Chances are you’ve seen a few, sales are up 50 per cent compared to last year.
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US officials plan to reduce accidents by proposing 'talking-cars' system
The new proposal, if passed, would require vehicles to communicate information such as speed, location and direction travelled to help reduce collisions.
# whoops
Man accidentally texts police about drug deal, gets arrested
Well, that’s embarrassing.
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Ever wanted to park on the street and not get clamped?
Dublin users of car sharing service GoCar will now be able to park their rental vehicle on any pay-and-display space for free.
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Judge slaps himself with fine after phone goes off in court
Raymond Voet said his new smartphone “started talking really loud”.
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Major increase in number of American users of AA route planner
AA Ireland reckons increased use of its online journey planner is a good sign for The Gathering…
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Don't Honk: The signs are going, but nothing has changed in The Big Apple
The famous “Don’t Honk” signs are being removed from the New York City streets, but a $350 fine still awaits those who dare to beep.