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  • Most over 50's in rural areas rely on cars for transport

    A new report from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing has found that only one in ten older adults in Ireland relies on public transport. The report uses data collected between October 2009 and February 2011. The report found that 58% of adults aged 50 or over who live in a rural area rate the public transport services in their...

  • More than a million dangerous cars on British roads

    New figures obtained by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that more than a million ‘dangerous cars’ that have not been recalled for essential repairs are still driving on British roads. The report has revealed that 2.2 million vehicles were affected by official manufacturer recalls since 2012 and of that figure, only 47.7 per cent or 1.05 million of...


  • Crack down on rogue Irish dealers 'clocking' cars

    Crackdown on rogue Irish dealers 'clocking' cars The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has said that they are preparing to ramp up raids on shady dealers who are illegally ‘clocking’ car odometers. It is planned to have widespread swoops on rogue car dealers and unscrupulous sellers for illegal clocking activities. Special teams of officers will target specific premises and...

  • Why buying a used car in Ireland is riskier than buying a used car in the UK

    5 main reasons why buying a used car in Ireland carries more risk than that of our British counterparts Why the first step in purchasing a used car should be to check the background history of the vehicle. Here are the reasons why: UK: Written-Off Vehicles – Category Write-off A, B, C & D disclosed IRELAND: Written-Off Vehicles – Category...

  • Irish fuel prices reach highest level in 18 months

    It is estimated that motorists could end up spending more than €300 extra on petrol or diesel this year. I fact, the cost of a litre of petrol or diesel has reached its highest level in 18 months according to the AA. The average price of a litre of petrol is now 137.7 cent, which is an increase of 1...

  • 10% of Irish motorists have suffered a breakdown in the past six months

    According to recent research from Automobile Association, 10% of Irish motorists have experienced a breakdown of some sort or another within the past six months. They surveyed 7,000 motorists who use their Rescue Breakdown Services and 3.84% of respondents revealed they had a breakdown in the past month. A further 7.25% reported having experienced a breakdown between 1 month and...

  • Number of new cars licensed down 20% in February

    According to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of new cars licensed in Ireland in February fell by 20.2 per cent compared to the same month last year (2016). A total of 16,905 new cars were licensed in February 2017 which is quite a drop from the 21,173 licenced during February 2016. It turned out...

  • Top Ten Used Cars Sold by Franchise Dealers February 2017

    Top Ten's February 2017 (1) 2014 Diesel Volkswagen Golf (2) 2014 Diesel Ford Focus (3) 2016 DieselSkoda Octavia (4) 2016 Diesel Volkswagen Golf (5) 2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf (6) 2014 DieselSkoda Octavia (7) 2013 Diesel Volkswagen Passat (8) 2013 Diesel Volkswagen Golf (9) 2015 Diesel Ford Focus (10) 2014 Diesel Hyundai...

  • Insurance costs to keep rising according to insurance company

    Insurance costs to keep rising to pay for awards warns FBD boss. Ireland’s motor insurance costs will keep rising due to payouts connected with the compensation culture here, according to FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon.Although the pace of increase has moderated recently, motor insurance premiums are set to be hiked again by the stock market-listed insurance company this year. The...