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    Annual service ‘important for all cars’

    by  • November 26, 2014 • Features

    car service

    An annual service is as important for a car that’s not being regularly driven as it is for one that clocks up thousands of kilometers a year, the AA has warned. With Christmas approaching, now is the time that many people will be thinking about packing up the car to head off on a...

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    Weekend road trip for urbanite Zoe

    by  • August 27, 2014 • Features

    2014 Renault Zoe exterior front charging

    Ireland’s great motorway network now means that you can travel the 250km from Dublin to West Limerick in less than three hours (taking local roads to bypass traffic blackspot Adare, of course). It’s brilliant, you simply hop in your car, maybe make one five minute fuel stop and you’re there before you know it,...

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    Google takes a bite out of Apple’s car plan

    by  • July 30, 2014 • Features, Technology

    2014 Android Auto Google Maps

    In-car connectivity systems are fantastic pieces of technology, offering anything from reading aloud your text messages and taking dictation to streaming music from your phone. They’re not new systems, however, and given the time lag between the arrival of a new car and the rapidly advancing technology, they’re often not the most up to...

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    The taxing issue of car safety

    by  • May 28, 2014 • Features, Motoring News

    Ford safety test crash test dummies

    A punitive taxation system is compromising road safety by keeping older cars on the road and putting advanced safety systems out of reach of many drivers. That is the view of many in the Irish motor industry and they are calling for such safety features to be tax exempt. This battle isn’t new –...

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    The car where everyone’s a passenger

    by  • February 26, 2014 • Features, Motoring News

    Ford Fusion hybrid automated vehicle

    The autonomous (or self-driving) car is a hot topic at the moment, with car manufacturers announcing their latest advances on a regular basis in their bid to get one to consumers by their self appointed 2020 deadline. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, there were so many car companies showing...

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    Making car safety a priority

    by  • August 28, 2013 • Features, Motoring News

    Euroncap crash test dummy head

    ABS, VSC, PA. They’re not as well known or as showy as SUV, USB and A/C but ultimately when you’re buying a car they’re far more important. Anti-lock braking system, vehicle stability control, and pedestrian airbags are all safety features currently available in passenger cars which aim to make the road a safer place...

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    132 number plates on the way

    by  • June 5, 2013 • Features, Motoring News

    2013 Irish number plate 132 Jul-Dec

    We’ve just about gotten used to seeing the new 131 registration plates on the roads and in a matter of weeks the 132 plate will arrive. The new dual registration system was introduced in Ireland in January, with new vehicles registered between January and June carrying a 131 plate, and those registered from July...

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    Motorway driving in Ireland

    by  • August 3, 2012 • Features, Motoring News

    M50 motorway Dublin, Ireland

    The August Bank Holiday weekend has arrived and many of us will spend some time over the next couple of days on Ireland’s motorway network. From observation, motorway driving seems to be a confusing and daunting prospect for many, with a general haziness in evidence on the actual rules of driving on Ireland’s fastest...

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