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Shortlist for Continental Irish Car of the Year

After the first ballot for the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010, the following list of 10 cars have been shortlisted.

Nissan NV200 is International Van of the Year 2010

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The NV200 or new Vanette, Nissan’s global all new compact van, has been awarded the International Van of the Year (IVotY) 2010 by a jury of specialist European journalists.

Western Motors responds to tough market conditions 

Western Motors Ballybrit, the city’s local Volkswagen and Audi dealer, is embarking on a number of campaigns to ensure its customer offers are better than ever.

Cathal Duffy’s launches the stylish new Opel Astra

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Opel’s all-new 10th generation of the Astra will be launched at Cathal Duffy’s Opel headquarters, Castlebar, on Saturday December 12. All are welcome to attend the showrooms in Spencer Park from 12 noon to 4pm where light refreshments will be served. All attendees will be entered into a competition to win a brand new Astra on the day.

Peugeot 3008 is the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010

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The Peugeot 3008 crossover has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA). The announcement was made at an awards ceremony last Thursday in Dublin, and was attended by leading figures from the motor industry.

Peugeot 3008 is the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010

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The Peugeot 3008 crossover has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association (IMWA).

Man in court for reversing into woman

A 20- year-old Ballina man who reversed into a woman while she was crossing the road was convicted of careless driving at Ballina District Court this week.

Galway Gaol, April 1958

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This photograph of the gaol was taken from the Salmon Weir Bridge in April 1958. It looks very bare with no traffic, and that high wall looks very imposing. The road sign we see was pointing to Clifden. The registration number on the Volkswagen car is ZM 3204. Note the bicycles parked at the entrance. The corporation worker with the barrow is ‘Janie’ Carr. As you can see from the crane and the pile of rubble inside the wall, the construction company Sisks had just begun to clear out the space for the building of the cathedral, which of course is on this site today.

Volkswagen on awards roll

Volkswagen is enjoying an award-winning end to 2009 by adding two further prestigious accolades to their repertoire. Recently launched to the Irish market, the new Polo has just been announced as the European Car of the Year for 2010. That award follows last week’s win for the Volkswagen Golf which was honoured as the Irish Family Car of the Year for 2010 at the Continental Irish Car of the Year awards in Dublin.

Superb all-new Opel Astra arrives

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I drove the all-new stylish Opel Astra a few months ago on German roads. The versions that we drove handled and performed very well. The styling of the new model could be described as an evolution rather than a revolution, but in this area, it goes further than its great rival - the Volkswagen Golf.

 

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