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8 great reasons why you really should be at the Auto Trade EXPO

There has been so much publicity and talk about the return of the Auto Trade EXPO after various pandemic lockdowns, that I think the best

Frank Falvey RIP

It was with great sadness that I belatedly heard of the death of Frank Falvey, former publisher of Autobiz magazine. Frank passed away after a

REPXPERT Training in Ireland for the first time

The Auto Trade EXPO on October 15-16 this year just became an even more important event for technicians, mechanics and apprentices.

Steve Knowles RIP

It was with great sadness that I learned just recently about the death of Steve Knowles, managing director of Bodyshop Solutions. He passed away at

Cathal Kealey new head of marketing and PR at Kia Ireland

Kia Ireland has appointed Cathal Kealey as head of marketing and PR. He replaces the legendary Aidan Doyle, who retires in early October. We wish

New Volkswagen ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo open for order

Volkswagen tells us that order books are now open for the new all-electric ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo. Prices for the ID. Buzz Cargo

Kia looking at electric vans for UK and Ireland

Kia in the UK has said it is looking at launching electric vans into the UK market (& one would assume also the Irish market)

Paddy Hopkirk MBE, RIP

A famous son of Belfast and renowned rally driver Paddy Hopkirk has died aged 89. He passed away peacefully’ in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire,

World Champion Lisa O’Rourke becomes Brand Ambassador for J. Keane & Sons

Lisa O’Rourke won the World Boxing Championship Gold Medal last month in Istanbul. Just turned 20 years old, Lisa is tipped to have a very

New load-lugging Opel Movano arrives in Ireland

The first units of the all-new Opel Movano have arrived in Ireland. Opel says that the new Movano has all of the brand‘s famous build