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Irish millennials rely on vehicle technology for safe driving

Irish millennials (circa 24 to 39 year-olds) are the generation most reliant on in-vehicle technology for safe driving, according to new research published by Liberty Insurance.

New climate law draft preventing the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published

Minister Richard Bruton T.D. has today (January 6) published the Draft General Scheme of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019 including the banning of diesel and petrol cars by 2030.

25 more drivers died on Irish roads than in year previously

There has been a very worrying increase in the number of drivers killed on Irish roads in 2019 compared to 2018 – up 25 lost souls from 56 to 81 (or an increase of 45 per cent).

Motoring trends and some predictions for 2020

The total number of new cars sold in 2019 fell by 6.8 per cent to 117,031 units compared to 2018. Interestingly, Skoda Ireland tells us that it is projecting a slightly more optimistic result in 2020, with 120,000 passenger vehicle sales forecasted.

‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ during the long winter nights

You know it makes sense to wear high visibility clothing, carry torches and take appropriate precautions when using the roads.

World distance record set for a hydrogen-powered vehicle

French aeronaut and president of the Solar Impulse Foundation, Bertrand Piccard has broken the world record for the longest distance traveled in a hydrogen-powered vehicle on a single refuelling.

Car parts recovered and one man arrested

As part of ‘Operation Thor’ in Co. Westmeath and ongoing investigations targeting an organised criminal group involved in motor car theft, Gardaí carried out a search of business premises in Mullingar today.

SUVs make up 40 per cent of total Euro cars registrations

European car registration results show ever-increasing consumer demand for SUVs and electrified vehicles. SUVs, in particular, were an important source of growth during last month.

Life-changing impact of serious injuries on our roads

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have called on all road users to act responsibly and safely when using the roads throughout the Christmas and New Year period.