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Solution to carbon tax issue staring Government in the face says Nissan

Nissan Ireland has called on the Government to ban used car imports from the UK, where registration pre-dates 2014 rather than imposing a new carbon tax on householders.

Declan O’Byrne, R.I.P.

My friend and former work colleague, Declan O’Byrne passed away suddenly last Saturday at his home in Killester, in Dublin. Declan was a true gentleman and a good friend. You would never hear Declan speak ill of anyone. He was old school in the best sense of that reference. An intelligent man that understood and

Customer research finds one-third considering new car

A summary of new research supplied to us by Easytrip, has revealed that one in three of their customers (motorists) are considering the purchase of a new vehicle in 2019. Those drivers who were seeking to secure a new vehicle this year also highlighted the following engine type preferences: Diesel (43 per cent); Hybrid (27

VW renews EcoGrant offer with scraping of older vehicles

Volkswagen Ireland tells us that it is encouraging the uptake of the latest generation, lower-emission new cars, hand-in-hand with the removal, of older, Euro 1-4 emissions standard vehicles from the Irish car parc, by relaunching their attractive EcoGrant offer.

Suzuki moves Swiftly with record sales in the Far East

The Indian specification Swift model which is produced and sold for its domestic market has recently won Indian Car of The Year 2019 which is the most prestigious auto award in India. The Swift was first introduced in India in 2005 and is the only model to win Indian Car Of The Year in each

Euro Car Parts makes leadership change

The ECP Group has appointed Andy Hamilton as CEO, effective immediately, replacing Martin Gray who has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests.

Imported used cars pass the historic 100,000 mark

Imported used cars for the first time in history have reached 100,755 for 2018 an increase of 7.81 per cent on 2017 (93,454). Meanwhile used commercial vehicle imports decreased during 2018; (-2.9%) and similarly with HGV’s, which were down -0.5 per cent.

Kia Liffey Valley wins major award for the second time

Kia Liffey Valley have been awarded the Platinum Prestige Dealer Award (PPDA) for 2018, this is the second time that they have achieved this accolade.

VW sees global potential for compact pickup

VW said the Tarok is the first pickup to combine the stylistic elements of an urban SUV with an off-road design, helped by a Targa-inspired roof bar, front end and powerful side panels.

€500,000 of counterfeit auto parts seized

€500,000 worth of counterfeit car parts in have been seized in County Monaghan. Gardaí attached to Carrickmacross Garda District assisted by an intellectual property brand protection agency, searched a premises at Drumgoose, following the search of a premises in Castleblayney, as part of an investigation into the importation and sale of counterfeit car parts in