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Ford Ireland sponsors Cork Opera House production of The Wizard of Oz

Ford Ireland has partnered with the Cork Opera House to sponsor the eagerly anticipated summer production of the well-known classic, The Wizard of Oz.  The musical theatre production will run from July 19 to August 26, with a total of 45 performances scheduled. Directed by internationally acclaimed director Wayne Jordan, the Cork Opera House production of

Mustang is still the World’s best-selling sports coupe

Global demand for the new 2018 Ford Mustang has driven Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world. That includes all two-door and convertible models. Global Mustang registrations in 2017 totalled 125,809 cars, according to Ford’s analysis and that puts Mustang ahead of all other sports coupe competitors worldwide.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car marks second year of Crosscare partnership

As part of a US$60 million programme launched by the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to combat hunger in Europe and North America, social support agency Crosscare has received the second of six €20,000 annual donations to help fight food poverty in Ireland. To mark the occasion, employees from across the Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch network spent a

New transmission jack combo from Sealey

Check out Sealey’s new combo deal on the back page of its latest Garage & Workshop promotion which is valid to June 30. The combo deal contains a 500ETJ – Vertical Transmission Jack 0.5 tonne, which has a high speed lift to the gearbox and incorporates foot pedal operation to keeps hands free. There’s a

#TeamTextar is looking for teammates

In the run up to the World Cup, brake specialist TMD Friction is putting together an international “Team Textar” for the very first time.    From the April 30 to July 15, dealers, garage professionals and their customers are being called upon worldwide to become part of the team by designing individual player cards, reminiscent

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

Double-jointed long-reach pliers from Laser Tools

If you have to get access to a hose clip, or other fixing buried deep in the engine bay, long-reach pliers can be very useful. But by their very nature the handles open a greater distance than the jaws. This can be very cumbersome, and for something like a large hose clip it means using

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

Volvo points to XC90 as a genuine life-saver

I read over the weekend that not a single Volvo XC90 occupant has died in a car-to-car accident in the UK, according to official Government crash figures. The statistics, provided by the police as a result of personal injury accidents on public roads, show that no XC90 driver or passenger fatalities have been reported since