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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Tyres

Last year
# Tyres
Lewis Hamilton cannot understand Mercedes’ call for strategy decision in Miami
Race engineer Peter Bonnington asked the driver whether he wished to take on new tyres during a late safety car.
All time
# cop26
Climate activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest
Around 60 cars in the west end of Glasgow were targeted.
# fatal crashes
Warning as research shows defective tyres a factor in an average of 14 roads deaths per year
Each month 8,500 vehicles are classified as being dangerously defective.
# chancery street
Tyres and rickshaws set ablaze at building close to Four Courts
The blaze broke out at about midnight on Chancery Street, just north of the Liffey in Dublin city centre.
# Bus Stopped
Clare school bus stopped by gardaí due to 'badly worn' tyres and rust
Gardaí stopped a number of school buses in the Clare area.
# Irish Cement
'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant
Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.
# Illegal dumping
'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland
Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.
# Newry
"Disgust" as Orange Hall targeted in suspected arson attack
The PSNI said it was told tyres were put against the building and set on fire.
# haulage
Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy
Industry groups said the move will cost drivers upwards of €15 per tyre.
# like a glove
These prototype wheels would make parallel parking an easier task
Ever see a car move sideways before?
# Road Safety
Don't check your tyres? Here's how to get it done for free
The RSA has warned that people are risking their safety.
# tyred out
A Galway garage is holding a 'Ladies Tyre Awareness Evening'
But the sales manager of Kevin Burke Tyres says it’s about “empowering women”.
# road safety week
Have you checked your tyres lately?
The minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm for cars and 1mm for motorcycles.
# bossnapped
Workers in France free their tyre factory bosses after holding them captive
Workers battling the closure of a Goodyear tyre plant had held to executives captive for almost 30 hours before occupying the factory.
# Road Safety
One in six cars on Irish roads is on illegal tyres
Over half of the cars tested in a new survey were found to be on tyres with incorrect pressure with some dangerously inflated.
# bruno
Hilarious graphic shows dog that gnawed through police car tyres
Bruno the dog: hero of civil disobedience.
# F1
Traction: Schumacher ramps up Pirelli criticism
The German has compared the tyres’ grip to raw eggs and claims drivers are forced to ease off during races.