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Irish News Archive

Toyota Ireland and the Road Safety Authority launch National FaceItDown Awareness Week

In an effort to promote safer driving on Ireland’s roads, Toyota Ireland and the RSA have today launched the National FaceItDown Awareness Week (April 23– 27t), which aims to remind people to put their phones face down while driving.Research shows that when using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, you’re four times more likely to crash than

Derek Tohill winner of Parts for Cars National Rallycross Championship at Mondello Park

For the second time in a fortnight, defending champion Derek Tohill was the driver to beat in round two of the Parts for Cars National Rallycross Championship at Mondello Park. He won both the Supercar Final and the main race of the day, the Super Final, with his main rival, Noel Greene, taking runner up

Irishman Cronin returns for ‘the drive for five’ titles

Reigning Prestone MSA British Rally Champions Keith Cronin and co-driver Mikie Galvin will return to Britain’s premier rallying series in a Hyundai i20 R5 in 2018. Irishman Cronin is one of the most successful drivers in British Rally Championship history as the Cork-based driver recorded his fourth title on the Isle of Man last season in an epic last stage

Tipperary man wins new Subaru Impreza in TG4 GAA Beo competition

Tipperary man, Jason O’Brien from Mullinahone has won an all-new Subaru Impreza in a competition organised by TG4’s GAA BEO. Jason picked up his new Impreza from Michael Slattery, Dealer Principal of Slattery’s Garage, Tipperary’s authorised Subaru Dealer recently.

Minister to increase biofuel obligation rate in January

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., has published a draft order increasing the biofuel obligation rate to 10 percent (by volume) from 1 January 2019. This scheme was introduced in 2010 and is administered by the National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA). It sets out an obligation that suppliers of road

Michelin appointments announced

Michelin Tyre plc has announced key appointments to lead its B2B division covering the agricultural, bus/coach, earthmover, truck and van sectors. This sees Chris Smith, 34, appointed Sales Director B2B; and Helen Ratcliff, 38, named as Marketing Director – both with responsibility for Ireland and the UK. In his new role Smith will be responsible

All roads lead to Killarney for Electronomous 2018

An international line-up of experts from the automotive and technology industries will gather in Killarney, Ireland, this May for Electronomous, the annual forum for topics including electric vehicles, connected car technology, autonomous vehicles, cyber security and more.   The conference, organised by vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie, will discuss how technology is changing all aspects

#DrivingElectric campaign launched

A Government funded electric vehicle public awareness campaign has been launched by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The campaign is part of a wider public engagement programme, which the SEAI will lead.  The first phase of the campaign will allow drivers to compare almost 40 different electric vehicles available today, arrange for a test

NGK Northern Ireland customers witness Rugby’s Grand Slam

Four lucky NGK customers from Northern Ireland have enjoyed a memorable weekend in London that they will never forget. The customers on the trip, hosted by Stewart Neill, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd – Area Manager for Ireland, were guests of the ignition specialist on St Patrick’s Day at the England v Ireland Six Nations

New Ford Mondeo Hybrid electric vehicle now on sale here

The first Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) car from Ford, the Mondeo HEV, has gone on sale in Ireland. The new Mondeo HEV is based on a 4-door body style with a 2.0 litre 187PS automatic transmission petrol powertrain in either Titanium or Vignale series. The Titanium price-tag is €32,745. That price also includes a promotional launch discount and