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# motoring - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

New car sales down 18 per cent in February
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# Motoring

New car sales down 18 per cent in February

Mar 6th 2012, 12:46 PM 1,849 Views 13 Comments

Although the sale of new goods vehicles was up compared to last year, sales of private cars is down by a significant margin.

# motoring - Monday 20 February, 2012

IT work needed before foreign drivers can accrue penalty points
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# Penalty Points

IT work needed before foreign drivers can accrue penalty points

Feb 20th 2012, 2:30 PM 3,395 Views 10 Comments

Leo Varadkar says that while a new law allows drivers without Irish licences to get points, the IT isn’t in place to implement it.

# motoring - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

6.5 per cent increase in new car sales in January
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# Motoring

6.5 per cent increase in new car sales in January

Feb 7th 2012, 12:13 PM 1,537 Views 14 Comments

New CSO figures show that the number of private cars registered in January 2012 was up by almost 900 on last year.

# motoring - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Drop ’13′ from next year’s numberplates to save car industry, urges Healy-Rae
# Triskadekaphobia
# Triskadekaphobia

Drop ’13′ from next year’s numberplates to save car industry, urges Healy-Rae

Feb 4th 2012, 12:49 PM 21,909 Views 182 Comments

Michael Healy-Rae says motor dealers fear a drop in sales next year due to the presence of the number 13 on numberplates.

# motoring - Friday 27 January, 2012

Cheaper cars may be on the way to Ireland after ECJ ruling
# Motoring
# Motoring

Cheaper cars may be on the way to Ireland after ECJ ruling

Jan 27th 2012, 12:07 PM 8,534 Views 8 Comments

The European Commission has formally told Ireland to change its motor tax rules for vehicles which are less than 3 months old.

# motoring - Monday 16 January, 2012

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

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

Jan 16th 2012, 5:47 PM 1,845 Views 9 Comments

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

€100m fund to improve safety at motoring 'black spots'
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

€100m fund to improve safety at motoring 'black spots'

Jan 16th 2012, 11:08 AM 2,933 Views 15 Comments

Leo Varadkar announces a new fund for works on bad bends and congested areas, with works on 30 projects to begin this year.

One in eight drivers admit to collision or 'near miss' with cyclists
# Motoring
# Motoring

One in eight drivers admit to collision or 'near miss' with cyclists

Jan 16th 2012, 10:16 AM 1,943 Views 36 Comments

A survey by AA Motor Insurance finds that 12 per cent of motorists have (almost) had run-ins with cyclists in the last two years.

# motoring - Friday 13 January, 2012

Government rules out allowing personalised registration plates
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# N0 CH4NC3

Government rules out allowing personalised registration plates

Jan 13th 2012, 6:05 PM 23,934 Views 56 Comments

Michael Noonan says the current system of car registrations is simple – and allowing personalised plates would cause confusion.

# motoring - Monday 9 January, 2012

NCT charge to increase by 10 per cent
# Motoring
# Motoring

NCT charge to increase by 10 per cent

Jan 9th 2012, 3:40 PM 5,836 Views 41 Comments

From 1 February, it will now cost you €55 to have your car deemed road-worthy (or not).

# motoring - Thursday 5 January, 2012

In photos: the top ten best-selling cars of 2011
# Registrations
# Registrations

In photos: the top ten best-selling cars of 2011

Jan 5th 2012, 12:41 PM 8,957 Views 27 Comments

Car registrations rose by 1.64 per cent last year, while Toyota was the top-selling brand of the year.

# motoring - Monday 2 January, 2012

Warnings of black ice as weather alert remains in effect
# Weather
# Weather

Warnings of black ice as weather alert remains in effect

Jan 2nd 2012, 7:33 AM 6,935 Views 2 Comments

AA Roadwatch warns of tricky driving conditions across the country after patchy snow fell during overnight storms.

# motoring - Friday 9 December, 2011

The tackiest car in the world: yours for €8.2m
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From The Daily Edge
# Gaudy

The tackiest car in the world: yours for €8.2m

Dec 9th 2011, 7:00 AM 6,055 Views 26 Comments

It has a 14-carat gold interior and the wheel nuts are studded with rubies – would you be seen driving this?

# motoring - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,814 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

# motoring - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: Motor tax hike of 7.5 per cent for most vehicles
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: Motor tax hike of 7.5 per cent for most vehicles

Dec 6th 2011, 9:52 PM 12,259 Views 28 Comments

Wondering how much your car will cost you next year? Read on for the full extent of tax and fuel hikes…

On track: Craig Breen takes top driver award
# Motoring
From The42
# Motoring

On track: Craig Breen takes top driver award

Dec 6th 2011, 6:09 PM 250 Views 0 Comments

Eddie Jordan presented with the Motorsport Ireland Hall of Fame Award.

# motoring - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Budget could put extra 5c on petrol - and €30 on tank of oil
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

Budget could put extra 5c on petrol - and €30 on tank of oil

Nov 29th 2011, 9:38 AM 2,098 Views 21 Comments

It is reported this morning that carbon tax will rise by at least a third – making it more expensive to heat your home.

# motoring - Monday 28 November, 2011

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

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

Nov 28th 2011, 9:34 AM 8,024 Views 116 Comments

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?

# motoring - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Motorists face a 'grim budget' - AA Ireland
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# Motoring

Motorists face a 'grim budget' - AA Ireland

Nov 27th 2011, 1:03 PM 9,367 Views 73 Comments

The Minister for the Environment confirmed that road taxes will be increased in the Budget for 2012.

# motoring - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains
# Markets
# Markets

All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains

Aug 9th 2011, 6:29 PM 179 Views 0 Comments

Markets in New York are recording tentative gains as the Federal Reserve meets to discuss potential action.

Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green
# The End Is Nigh
# The End Is Nigh

Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green

Aug 9th 2011, 12:57 PM 450 Views 0 Comments

European stock markets opened with more losses, but are moving upward again as traders expect a strong US opening.

Market turmoil should make heating oil cheaper for Christmas
# Silver Lining
# Silver Lining

Market turmoil should make heating oil cheaper for Christmas

Aug 9th 2011, 11:06 AM 859 Views 5 Comments

Investors are so panicked that the price of oil – which usually does well in choppy markets – is falling dramatically.

# motoring - Monday 8 August, 2011

Poll: Would you consider buying an electric car?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you consider buying an electric car?

Aug 8th 2011, 11:03 AM 3,692 Views 54 Comments

Fuel costs are rising – making motoring more expensive than ever before. So would you make your next car an electric one?

Car running costs up 5.8 per cent on rising fuel
# Car Costs
# Car Costs

Car running costs up 5.8 per cent on rising fuel

Aug 8th 2011, 9:43 AM 416 Views 2 Comments

AA survey points to fuel as the main cause of extra motoring costs and advises people to continue shopping around for insurance.

# motoring - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Poll: Should smoking be banned in private cars?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should smoking be banned in private cars?

Jul 27th 2011, 8:50 AM 6,014 Views 133 Comments

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
# Health

Children on board? Smoking in cars may be banned

Jul 27th 2011, 8:31 AM 585 Views 19 Comments

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

# motoring - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Significant traffic delays on M50 following two-car crash
# Traffic
# Traffic

Significant traffic delays on M50 following two-car crash

Jul 9th 2011, 1:36 PM 1,026 Views 0 Comments

# motoring - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences
# Motoring
# Motoring

MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences

Jul 5th 2011, 2:51 PM 457 Views 5 Comments

EU countries will be entitled to prosecute drivers using other countries’ cars, under a plan being voted on tomorrow.

# motoring - Thursday 23 June, 2011

'Economiser' tool may cut your motoring costs by 10 per cent
# Economiser
# Economiser

'Economiser' tool may cut your motoring costs by 10 per cent

Jun 23rd 2011, 9:44 PM 741 Views 12 Comments

The National Consumer Agency’s new tool aims to educate people on how changing behaviour can save cash.

# motoring - Thursday 2 June, 2011

€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report
# Drivers
# Drivers

€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report

Jun 2nd 2011, 4:13 PM 473 Views 0 Comments

Around €40 is added on to each driver’s insurance premium as a result of crashes which involved uninsured and hit-and-run drivers.

# motoring - Monday 18 April, 2011

New 'less girly' Beetle unveiled - the built-in flower vase is gone
Live Apr 18th 2011, 2:36 PM

New 'less girly' Beetle unveiled - the built-in flower vase is gone

# motoring - Friday 15 April, 2011

Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps
Live Apr 15th 2011, 10:59 AM

Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps

# motoring - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Instructors slam new rules for mandatory driving lessons
# Driving
# Driving

Instructors slam new rules for mandatory driving lessons

Mar 29th 2011, 2:50 PM 9,807 Views 0 Comments

New rules will require drivers to have at least 12 hours of lessons before applying for a learner permit – costing around €400.

# motoring - Sunday 27 March, 2011

AA Ireland launches nationwide anti-pothole petition
# Motoring
# Motoring

AA Ireland launches nationwide anti-pothole petition

Mar 27th 2011, 2:48 PM 1,943 Views 0 Comments

The breakdown assistance company says motorists paying high taxes on petrol shouldn’t have to tolerate poor road conditions.

# motoring - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

# motoring - Monday 28 February, 2011

Nine per cent admit to surfing the web while driving
# Motoring
# Motoring

Nine per cent admit to surfing the web while driving

Feb 28th 2011, 12:38 PM 734 Views 0 Comments

An AA survey shows that ‘handheld mobile phone usage’ has increased since 2009, despite numerous safety campaigns.

# motoring - Thursday 24 February, 2011

AA Ireland’s road rage survey: the figures in full
# Road Rage
# Road Rage

AA Ireland’s road rage survey: the figures in full

Feb 24th 2011, 4:04 PM 1,109 Views 9 Comments

The full details from AA Ireland’s survey of over 10,000 motorists: is your county one of the most violent?

Half of Irish drivers admit to suffering road rage
# Road Rage
# Road Rage

Half of Irish drivers admit to suffering road rage

Feb 24th 2011, 4:04 PM 1,306 Views 0 Comments

An AA survey of 10,000 motorists showed that almost half had given into road rage within the last three years.