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New unaccompanied driver laws introduced

I’ve had a few people complain about not being aware of the changes in Irish driving laws in relation Learner and Novice drivers. Well here are the details and both the owners of vehicles driven by these classes of drivers should pay particular attention to the new penalties.

Imported used cars pass the historic 100,000 mark

Imported used cars for the first time in history have reached 100,755 for 2018 an increase of 7.81 per cent on 2017 (93,454). Meanwhile used commercial vehicle imports decreased during 2018; (-2.9%) and similarly with HGV’s, which were down -0.5 per cent.

€500,000 of counterfeit auto parts seized

€500,000 worth of counterfeit car parts in have been seized in County Monaghan. Gardaí attached to Carrickmacross Garda District assisted by an intellectual property brand protection agency, searched a premises at Drumgoose, following the search of a premises in Castleblayney, as part of an investigation into the importation and sale of counterfeit car parts in

RSA recognises Ireland’s 2018 Road Safety Champions

The students of an enterprising girls’ national school in Co. Louth who tackled the use of mobile phones by their parents in cars have been awarded the Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Gertie Shields Supreme Award’ in road safety for 2018.

Changes benefit Diesel Technic customers in Ireland

Under the motto “Expand your business”, there are also many infrastructural expansion measures for the future growth of the Diesel Technic Group. Parallel to the continuous expansion of the product range, the logistics capacities at several locations were increased and the automation of processes made it possible to extend the service and ordering times for

Brexit deal will protect Northern Irish jobs – Bradley

The British Secretary of State, Karen Bradley MP has promoted the merits of the Brexit withdrawal agreement while touring Northern Ireland towns on Friday. She spoke to business leaders in Newtownards and Bangor, Co. Down, saying that the draft Brexit deal would place Northern Ireland in an unrivalled global position to attract future foreign investment

Gardai recover stolen vehicles and plant machinery

As part of a planned multi-units operation Gardai carried out a search of a large industrial lock up premised in Co. Longford yesterday morning (Thursday). During the search a large amount of suspected stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars, engines and car parts with an initial estimate of up to €500,000 (subject to examination)

‘No deal’ Brexit catastrophic blow to British auto industry, warn businesses in new survey

Three quarters of UK automotive businesses fear a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will threaten their future viability, according to a new member survey announced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) at its 102nd annual dinner in London this evening. The results highlight the critical need for a Brexit withdrawal deal and transition to prevent

Parents urged not to gift children quad bikes or scramblers for Christmas

Three of the four people who died in Ireland as a result of an incident involving a quad bike or scrambler were aged 18 or under, in the period 2014 to 2017, according to provisional statistics published by The Road Safety Authority (RSA).