Exciting new Ford Ranger Raptor on the way

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

Ford’s new next-generation Ranger Raptor has arrived in Europe, with first customer deliveries underway.

It is expected here in Ireland by February, with prices available to come.

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DRIVING HISTORY

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

Mary Nash CEO of Galway Hospice is the driver of a Volvo C40, the burgundy hatch still looks good for a 151. It’s the latest in a long line of motors owned by the Limerick native. Her first being a Rover, automatic recommended by her brother The Mechanic. The wild Rover only lasted 18 months and was replaced by a little black Toyota Corolla ‘Betsy’

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Renault Group announces its 231 offers

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

Renault Group in Ireland claims to have a good supply of Renault and Dacia cars and vans arriving ready for the 231-registration peak, and is maintaining pricing at current levels until the end of January 2023.

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Toyota’a 231 boasts new Corolla Cross Hybrid

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

Offers available until January 31, 2023
Toyota is ready for the busy 231 period with the arrival of its new Corolla Cross Hybrid SUV 2.0l.

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BMW tops for imported EVs and PHEVs

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

BMW is the most popular imported electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, according to vehicle History and data expert Cartell.ie.

It looked at the figures for the year end in September 2022 and found that for cars only, BMW leads the way with both the number one and number two spots. the The 530e is the most popular imported model this year in this combined segment. Overall more than 1,000 BMW PHEVs have been imported in the year-to-date.

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New electric car sales gather pace this year

Thu, Nov 10, 2022

Electric cars are the big winners in the official 222 new vehicle registration figures for October.

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Good advice to make fuel go further this winter

Thu, Nov 10, 2022

Motorists are being urged to squeeze as many miles out of their tanks as possible amid the fluctuating cost of fuel and our current cost-of-living crisis.

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Citroen C5 X ready to make return

Thu, Nov 10, 2022

Citroen has revealed full details of its new C5 X model which marks a long-awaited return to the D-segment for the marque.

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Maria Moynihan-Lee, producer of the Galway Christmas Market

Thu, Nov 10, 2022

It is fitting that the person responsible for transforming Eyre Square into a winter wonderland each Christmas enjoys the season of giving all year round, behind the wheel of her Christmas present. Maria Moynihan Lee, MD of Milestone Inventive is the proud owner of a 1975 BMW 525 Automatic —A present from her husband.

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New Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV unveiled

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

Against the backdrop of continuing public demand for SUVs, Mercedes-EQ has introduced its latest offering, the new five-seater EQE SUV, choosing the recent Paris Motor Show as the platform for its unveiling.

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Under inflated tyres could be costing businesses €4,000 a year

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

A vehicle with under inflated tyres could cost owners up to €17 per month in fuel costs and €4,000 per annum for a fleet of 20 company vehicles.

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Do not gift children quad bikes or scramblers for Christmas

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

Almost one in four of those injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers, in the period 2017 to 2021, were aged 18 or under, according to provisional statistics released by the RSA.

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Six achieve five-star Euro NCAP in latest safety ratings

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

Euro NCAP has published the latest safety ratings for nine new cars with some impressive results.

The EQE from Mercedes-Benz earns a maximum five-star rating, and is also awarded a ‘Very Good’ rating for its highway assist system.

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DRIVING HISTORY

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

Johnny Carroll is known throughout the country as The Man With The Golden Trumpet. Having started with the Pioneer Aces showband at the age of 13, it's ok to say Mr Carroll is a long time on the road.

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Garda issue advice to drivers over dark winter period

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

An Garda Síochána is issuing an urgent road safety appeal to all road users ahead of the busy winter driving period, as provisional figures show that 123 lives have been lost on Ireland’s roads to date. This is twelve more deaths than during the same period in both 2021 and 2019.

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October new car registrations down 2.1% — New car market just marginally ahead on last year

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), today released the official 222 new vehicle registration figures for October. New car registrations for October were down 2.1% (2,624) when compared to October 2021 (2,680). Registrations year to date are marginally up 0.6% (104,056) on the same period last year (103,425) and are 10.4% behind (116,124) that of pre-Covid levels.

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Cupra Ireland announces wide-ranging 231 offers

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

Cupra Ireland has announced its 231 sales offering across its growing range of models.

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Toyota launches new service activated warranty

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

Toyota Ireland has just launched Toyota Relax, a unique ‘service activated’ warranty which brings a whole new level of peace of mind to Toyota vehicle owners, especially in these challenging financial times.

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DRIVING HISTORY

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

Kelvin Gillmor is an award winning commercial, architectural, portrait and landscape photographer based in Galway City. When not behind his camera, Kelvin's other passion is drumming with Kif, the five piece Galway band.

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Asian newcomers make strong Euro NCAP debut

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

Euro NCAP has published its fifth round of safety ratings, with many Asian models impressing.

Two newcomers from China’s Great Wall Motor Company – the ORA Funky Cat and the WEY Coffee 01, both achieved top marks.

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