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  • E-Scooter injuries on the rise in Ireland and the UK

    New e-scooter laws on the way According to new research on e-scooter injuries carried out in Connolly HospitalBlanchardstown, more than half of people injured in e-scooter accidents were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident. The research commissioned by the hospital is the first of its kind in Ireland. Doctors there found that the injuries sustained by e-scooters...

  • Check out this comprehensive car buyer’s guide

    Car buying tips Buying a used car is an attractive option for many since used vehicles are often considerably cheaper than brand-new cars. But buying a used car can be a daunting process, especially if this is the first time you’re purchasing such a vehicle. There is, after all, always the fear that you may just end up getting a...

  • All You Need to Know About Car HPI Checks

    Car Finance Checks Buying a used car can help you save a lot of money — there’s no doubt about that. But if you’re not careful, you may end up getting scammed. Unfortunately, there are a number of unscrupulous sellers who will try to sell you a car that is dangerously faulty, stolen, or has outstanding finance on it. That’s...

  • Car prices could rise by an average of €1,500

    Car prices to rise dramatically It is being reported by motoring industry bosses that car prices will rise by an average of €1,500 next year. Anecdotally, car dealers are already increasing their prices by at least a thousand euro and in some cases, two thousand euro on some models due to the shortage of used cars in the market. Any...

  • Ireland’s EV charging infrastructure is one of the worst in Europe

    Ireland’s EV charging infrastructure The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) in the UK has revealed that Ireland is way behind other European Union countries when it comes to electric car charging points. When compared to 12 EU countries, REA has ranked Ireland in joint twelfth place. The main sponsor for the REA report was the global power...

  • Global car shortage as semiconductor chip crisis deepens

    Global semiconductor shortage If covid and lockdowns haven’t been bad enough, now it seems, with the semiconductor chip crisis, there is a growing world shortage of new cars coming to market. The chip shortage is hugely affecting global car production and countries around the world are disrupted and delayed orders of new cars. Instead, senior industry figures had to spend...

  • Saharan sands dusting cars over Ireland

    September Saharan Sands It is nothing new and we have all seen many times, a light dusting of red saharan sand all over our cars. Every year more than 180 million tons of dust and sand blows out from North Africa, lifted from the Sahara Desert by strong seasonal winds. Many are perhaps most familiar with the huge plumes that...

  • Irish plant to help with the global semiconductor auto chip shortage

    Intel to manufacture auto chips in Kildare In response to the global semiconductor chip shortage, Intel in County Kildare is converting part of its operations to manufacture semiconductor chips for the automotive industry. Intel, Leixlip normally produces its signature Intel computer processor chips, so this move is welcome because of the world shortage of chips normally used in car manufacturing....


  • CRASHED AND DAMAGED CAR REPORT - AUGUST 2021

    Crashed and damaged cars The latest crashed and damaged cars report has been released by MyVehicle.ie for the month of August 2021. We hope that you are not one of the unfortunate buyers who bought one of these previously damaged vehicles. Franchise Dealerships During August, 241 vehicles were discovered to be written-off. The good news is that the numbers are...