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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Cars

All time
# Motor insurance
1,666 Setanta Insurance claimants still waiting on payouts
It is nearly three years since the insurer collapsed.
# trading up
2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?
Last year saw more new cars sold than any year since 2008.
# found
Gardaí recover three cars stolen from Kildare in December
The vehicles were recovered this morning.
# self drive
Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?
“Data is the new oil,” Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said last month.
# Your Say
Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?
Motor insurance, fuel, tax, etc. It all adds up.
# Antrim
Man caught running international counterfeit Ford ring from his garage
Michael White imported fake Ford mud flaps and car mats from China and sold them online.
# sponsored by donedeal
QUIZ: What Car Type Best Suits Your Personality?
Beep beep. Buckle up and let’s find out.
# chockablock
Ireland's traffic congestion: "Not quite back to Celtic Tiger times, but it's up there"
The numbers of vehicles on Irish roads has increased by almost 15% in the past year – because of new cars, housing and the weather.
# The Grand Tour
'More power': Clarkson's new show is bigger, louder and loved by viewers
The first episode began with a reference to Clarkson’s controversial BBC departure, which sparked the beginning of this show.
# Cerebral Palsy
Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van
Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.
# Trim
17 cars broken into in overnight "rampage" in Co Meath
One youth is suspected with gardaí following “a definite line of inquiry”.
# Road Safety Authority
Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes
Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.
# mayo for sam
A dedicated Mayo fan kitted out his Ferrari in the county colours
The fast and the furious.
# mayo for sam
A dedicated Mayo fan kitted out his Ferrari in the county colours
The fast and the furious.
# Operation Thor
Gardaí recover stolen cars, a boat and three ride-on lawnmowers
And a regular lawnmower.
# sponsored by kbc
QUIZ: Can We Guess What Kind of Car You Drive?
Beep beep. Let’s find out.
# ford fiesta
Do you own Ireland's oldest Ford Fiesta?
Ford Ireland is looking to find Ireland’s oldest Ford Fiesta as part of the car’s 40 anniversary celebrations.
# sell your car
Selling your car? Here's how to get started
Follow our tips to get your car ready for sale and increase its value.
# get the green light
Audi's latest cars will tell drivers when that red traffic light will turn green
The US-only feature will communicate with a city’s traffic management system so drivers know how long they have to wait.
# stuffed in cars
13 times Irish people didn't need no damn trailer
Some sights to be seen.
# Gridlock
Delays begin to ease at Dover as port chief says he is 'ashamed' about tailbacks
Holidaymakers were stuck for over 15 hours in their cars at the port of Dover yesterday due to heightened entry checks by French border police.
# nct
How to get your car to pass the NCT
Do you know that half of all motors failed the test last year? Don’t be one of those…
# toll booths
Are you an eFlow customer? A dispute means that soon your tag won't work at 3 toll booths
It is thought about 80,000 customers will be affected by the dispute.
# Ambitious
BMW is giving itself five years to develop a fully self-driving car
2021 will be the year it will start producing the iNEXT, a fully autonomous car.
# donedeal
DoneDeal of the week: Two convertibles to make the most of the sunshine
Soft-tops that not only look great but are a pleasure to drive? We give you this BMW 118i and MINI Convertible.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week: We've got two top-specced Mazda cars with loads of added extras
Style and function as well as great road handling with this 2015 Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week: Check out these fun French motors, perfect for first-time buyers
Cheap and cheerful with many safety features in this 2013 Renault Clio and 2016 Renault Twingo.
# in flames
For the second time, Opel is recalling cars in Ireland over a fire risk
The company is also facing a potential emissions scandal.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week - introducing two family-friendly motors with low mileage
If it’s a slick silver paint job and low mileage you’re after, you’re in the right place.
# swallow me up
Spare a thought for the owner of this car...
What a sight to wake up to.
# car history
One in ten cars imported to Ireland from the UK were once written off
A lack of legislation here allows the cars in question to be repaired and put back on the road.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week - two like-new Hyundai models with high spec, low mileage and heaps of added extras
Not to mention masses of appeal – the Hyundai Tucson and i40 are so hot right now.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week - including an ex-demo Mazda with zero miles on the clock
Low mileage, low road tax and good fuel economy in this 2009 Nissan Qashqai and 2016 Mazda6.
# Volkswagen
Volkswagen is recalling cars in Ireland - starting with this Golf model
In Europe around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called to workshops.
# On the up
'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%
TDs said it was time the insurance companies were transparent about why the costs were on the rise for customers.
# motoring away
Cars are virtually walking off the lots in Ireland and that's good news for everyone
Consumer confidence is picking up when people trade in their old models.
# Celbridge
Two arrested after suspected burglars crash two cars into Liffey
No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.
# sponsored by Nissan
Open thread: Tell us about the most amazing young person you know
It’s time to encourage the next generation.
# sponsored by eflow
6 perfect solutions to these problems you'll face this week
Take a load off as we sort out the small problems in life.
# junction 17
Five cars involved in accident after 'freak' sleet storm in Cork
Locals reported that cars lost control due to the weather.