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  • Oireachtas hears why cars should be parked away from residences to discourage driving

    Car parking spaces should be located away from homes to discourage usage There is no doubt that there is an ongoing campaign by governments and legislators to curtail the use of personal transport and the latest Transport-orientated development presented to the Oireachtas is calling for the active discouragement of car-usage and ownership. The proposal asserts that by reducing parking availability...

  • The illegal aftermarket car feature that motorists may not be aware of

    Could your car have this illegal modification? Gardaí have put out a warning to motorists that certain modifications to their cars could be, in fact, illegal. "There is a misguided perception that drivers with illegal modifications are entitled to a pass because there's more serious crimes being committed" They have revealed that a common feature which is believed by many...

  • Irish toll booths made €816,000 in leftover change

    Excess toll windfall for Irish motorways Irish motorists left behind almost a million euro last year at toll booths across the country. Mainly, drivers did not collect their change. The old adage certainly rings true, “Every Penny Counts” with €816,000 in overpayments. Transport Infrastructure Ireland revealed that “excess tolls” collected during 2020 came to a staggering €429,000, compared to the...

  • Second-hand car prices on the increase

    Why are the prices of second-hand cars skyrocketing? The price of used cars are going through the roof and while this is good for the seller, it is a much bigger expense for used-car buyers out there. Why the increase? Well, as most of us are aware by now, there are huge supply chain and production issues in the car...

  • Crashed and Damaged Car Report for December 2021

    MyVehicle.ie has released the damaged and crashed cars report for the month of December 2021. Let’s hope that you are not one of the unfortunate car buyers who got caught out with a previously damaged car. Franchise Dealerships The month of December saw 154 vehicles written-off. This was again lower than last month when 218 vehicles were discovered to be...

  • You can now by a Tesla Car with Bitcoin

    Buy 1 Tesla with 1 BTC In recent months, the Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has said that you can now buy a Tesla electric car with Bitcoin (BTC). Elon Musk is a big Block Chain enthusiast and a huge fan of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. As the BTC price is volatile, the price you pay for the car in Bitcoin will...

  • VRT Rates 2022

    New VRT Rates from January From January 1, 2022 we will see revised VRT rates introduced. The 20 band table will still remain but there will be a percentage increase in twelve of the bands. There will be a 1% increase for vehicles that fall into bands 9-12, a 2% increase for bands between 13-15 and a 4% increase for...

  • Crashed & Damaged Car Report For November 2021

    November crashed and damaged vehicles MyVehicle.ie has released the crashed and damaged cars report for the month of November 2021. We hope that you are not one of those buyers who got caught out with a previously damaged car. Franchise Dealerships The month of November saw 218 vehicles written-off. This was slightly lower than last month when 256 vehicles were...

  • Petrol and Diesel prices are sky-rocketing

    Petrol and diesel prices hit record highs Fuel prices have risen dramatically in 2021. The price of petrol has risen by 27% since the beginning of the year and diesel prices have gone up by 28%. According to AA figures, the average price for unleaded petrol is now 172.6 cent per litre. Diesel hasn’t fared much better, with the average...

  • Truckers protest over fuel costs creates major traffic disruption in Dublin

    Truckers Protest at the Capital Truckers and hauliers are holding a major protest in the Capital to protest the rapidly rising cost of fuel. Significant disruption was caused around Dublin city as the truckers fight for lower fuel costs at the pump and at home. The protestors engaged in a rolling blockade on the M50 southbound which caused severe delays...