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Speed camera zones increased by 903 to 1,322

Over 903 new speed zones have come into effect across the country this morning. There are now 1,322 safety camera zones countrywide. 575 zones were removed because they were no longer considered high-risk areas.

Economy will continue to grow strongly this year at 4.8 per cent

The Central Bank says that the Irish economy will continue to grow strongly this year at a rate of 4.8 per cent. However, it also states that our economy is close to full capacity.

TMD Friction adds new Northern Irish stockist for Mintex

Global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its distribution network with the addition of a new stockist in Northern Ireland.

Premiere for Hengst ‘Blue.on’ filter in new Opel Astra

The innovative Blue.on oil filter system, from filter specialist Hengst SE is being launched for the first time into serial production.

Month of Garda action on road safety for February

2019 saw a four per cent increase in road traffic fatalities with 148 deaths on the road, up seven on the same period in 2018.

Breathalysers – should you test yourself?

With Christmas behind us for another year, it’s stark reading that despite the changes in the drink driving law, arrests for drink driving crept up again by 10 per cent in the past festive period.

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).