New Suzuki Swift offers much more

Thu, May 18, 2017

Following its launch in Japan late last year, Suzuki unveiled its new third generation Swift for Europe at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March, and it goes on sale here early with an entry-level price of €14,495.

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Half of motorists using phones while driving daily

Thu, May 18, 2017

It will come as no surprise that almost half of Irish motorists encounter drivers using their mobile phone while behind the wheel on a daily basis, according to recent research from AA Ireland.

In response to an AA survey of some 3,000 motorists, 46.52 per cent of those surveyed stated they encountered other motorists using a phone or hand-held device while behind the wheel on a daily basis.

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Eight in ten motorists support new Garda drug testing

Thu, May 18, 2017

New roadside drug testing technology, which has been introduced to assist gardaí in identifying motorists driving under the influence of cocaine, marijuana, opiates and benzodiazepines, such as Valium, has Irish motorists' backing.

In response to an AA Ireland poll of more than 3,000 of its members and customers, 78.97 per cent of those surveyed described themselves as very supportive of the new testing, with another 12.37 per cent stating they were "somewhat supportive".

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Skoda names second SUV to arrive within a year

Thu, May 18, 2017

Ever wondered if carmakers will run out of names for new models? The thought crossed my mind when Skoda said its new compact SUV will be called the Karoq. The name and its spelling originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska.

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Micra is changed utterly and a beauty is born

Thu, May 18, 2017

Nissan has launched the new and radically different Nissan Micra with a starting price of €16,650.

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VW’s crossover to the future

Thu, May 11, 2017

Volkswagen is developing an entirely new range of avant-garde electric vehicles.

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New Citroen Dispatch wins What Van? award

Thu, May 11, 2017

The new Citroen Dispatch has won a major accolade in Britain, named joint winner of both the overall Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year prize and the Medium Van of the Year trophy at the 2017 What Van? Awards.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class keeps on winning top awards

Thu, May 11, 2017

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class just keeps on collecting major awards.

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Jaguar F-Pace wins World Car of the Year

Thu, May 11, 2017

The Road to World Car journey ended today with the declaration of a double win for Jaguar Land Rover. The Jaguar F-Pace won the 2017 World Car Design of the Year award as well as the overall 2017 World Car of the Year.

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First flying car company starts selling its models

Thu, May 11, 2017

Fying car manufacturer PAL-V has officially started the sales of its flying car models, the Liberty Pioneer and Liberty Sport. These are the first commercial flying cars on sales in the world.

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Donnellan Auto Services wins another national award

Thu, May 11, 2017

Oranmore's Donnellan Auto Services has received another award.

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Ford Ireland marks its centenary in great style

Thu, May 04, 2017

Ford has marked 100 years since Henry Ford & Son Limited was established in Cork on April 17, 1917.

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New BMW i3 wins 2017 World Urban Car

Thu, May 04, 2017

The BMW i3 has been declared the inaugural winner of the 2017 World Urban Car award.

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Follow in the footsteps of Galway’s young Nissan ambassador

Thu, May 04, 2017

Galway medical entrepreneur urges youngsters to dream big with Nissan

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The best way to end illegal phone use by drivers

Thu, May 04, 2017

Against a backdrop in Britain last year of 22 people having been killed and 99 more seriously injured in road accidents in which drivers were using a mobile phone, much tougher penalties came into force in England, Scotland and Wales last month.

For example, newly qualified drivers will now lose their licence if caught using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel.

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County Galway 5km Series

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The popular Galway 5km Series kicked off its 11th year with the first race at Ballybrit racecourse on Tuesday evening.

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Renault PRO+ to put on vantastic display at CV SHOW

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The Renault Pro+ brand will return to the NEC in Birmingham later this month for the Commercial Vehicle Show 2017.

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Monaghan & Sons exclusive showcase of new SEAT Ibiza

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The eagerly anticipated new SEAT Ibiza will be showcased at Monaghan & Sons on the Tuam Road from tomorrow (Friday April 28) until May 4.

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Stunning new dynamic BMW M4 CS

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

BMW has presented another exclusive limited-run special-edition model at Auto Shanghai in the shape of the new BMW M4 CS.

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Uncertainty hampers new vehicle sales, but no worries

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

BY Padraic Deane.

Sales of new cars dropped by eight per cent and light commercial vehicles (LCVs or vans) were down by 11 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 despite the Irish economic prospects looking better than at the beginning of the year. In the same period, sales of new HGVs or trucks fell by three per cent.

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