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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 29,583 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.

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 16,601 Views 36 Comments

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

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 15,999 Views 73 Comments

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

'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 23,929 Views 175 Comments

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

'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 111,048 Views 89 Comments

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

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 107,504 Views 162 Comments

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

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 27,440 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.

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 77,418 Views 74 Comments

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

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 24,842 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?

Oct 20th 2017, 12:45 PM 26,925 Views 81 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

'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 31,294 Views 48 Comments

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

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 12,546 Views 50 Comments

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

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 30,904 Views 90 Comments

Cars will also be banned from turning right onto O’Connell Bridge from Bachelors Walk.

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 34,597 Views 56 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade were called to a number of crashes last night.

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 20,704 Views 113 Comments

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

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 31,043 Views 199 Comments

The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.

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 48,473 Views 75 Comments

Traffic officers also dealt with a souped-up motorbike in Wicklow this afternoon.

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 17,302 Views 1 Comment

Uber was suspicious that Google was going to launch a competing lift-sharing service.

'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 22,028 Views 47 Comments

From midnight tonight, speed limits in 10 Dublin areas will be lowered to 30km/h.

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 12,944 Views 52 Comments

The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.

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 8,771 Views 7 Comments

“You could have the best car in the world and best seat in the world but they could not work together.”

'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 13,283 Views 21 Comments

A judge said Jamie Marshall’s driving was “a very serious threat to the public”.

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 12,884 Views 69 Comments

There is concern car traffic in Dublin city could slow down the new Luas line.

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 14,397 Views 63 Comments

Next week, Dublin City Council will discuss new plans to restrict car numbers in the city.

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 28,810 Views 44 Comments

On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.

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 16,926 Views 34 Comments

Two men were arrested at the scene.

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 44,783 Views 51 Comments

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

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 11,828 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 14,759 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 24,594 Views 25 Comments

Vroom vroom – let’s find out.

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 19,069 Views 0 Comments

The assets include jewellery, motorbikes and cars seized by the bureau following raids in March 2016.

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 37,048 Views 146 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.

'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 19,027 Views 96 Comments

A mass cycle protest is due to take place outside Leinster House today.

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 29,991 Views 18 Comments

There’s so much to explore.

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 18,637 Views 56 Comments

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

'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 20,971 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”.

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 31,218 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.

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 25,196 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 8,266 Views 11 Comments

It is nearly three years since the insurer collapsed.

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 38,955 Views 52 Comments

Last year saw more new cars sold than any year since 2008.