Motoring

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing and as we inch closer to pay day, it seems that late-January is the time many of us start to think about buying a new car. According to the latest Carzone Motoring Report half...
ŠKODA Ireland this week welcomed a DoneDeal.ie motor industry report, which placed the ŠKODA Octavia in pole position, for holding the strongest retention value in the Irish used-car market. This is the second year in a row that the...

REVIEW: Mazda 6

By Seán Creedon Having been born under the Libra star sign, six is supposed to be my lucky number. And it looks like it could be really be happening for me in 2019 as I have already driven two cars...
As part of its three-year partnership with ITV Saturday evenings, Suzuki is unveiling its new 2019 ad campaign featuring pop royalty Take That, which will run during some of the UK’s most popular shows throughout the year. Dubbed ‘Suzuki Surprises’,...
One in three motorists are considering the purchase of a new vehicle in 2019, with hose drivers who were seeking to secure a new vehicle highlighting the following engine type preferences: Diesel - 43%, Hybrid - 27%, Petrol -...
A male driver was detected speeding by the Fermoy unit of Roads Policing on the M8 Motorway on Tuesday morning last. The Gardaí then discovered that the offending driver was an unaccompanied learner, so the vehicle was also seized under new...
A total of €76,217 has been made available to construct flood relief measures on the short stretch of the N72 near Ballyrafter Service Station in Lismore which is prone to impassible flooding regularly.  It has been reported that Fianna Fáil...
By Seán Creedon I have often said on these pages that colour is so important when choosing a new car. In December I met a colleague who was driving a new, but dirty-looking black Audi A6. It could have done...
We’ve all been told not to leave our cars idling, but what’s so bad about leaving your engine on? The answers likely aren’t as obvious or clear-cut as knowing what to do after a car accident, or why it’s...
Volkswagen Ireland are 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. Owners of any petrol or...
Official statistics released this week by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the year 2018 finished, at 125,557 4.4% down on 2017 (131,332). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations (LCV) finished at 25,561,...
By Seán Creedon Every car company has several different models available, but naturally there is always one best seller. With Kia there is no dispute about their 'numero uno,' it’s the impressive Sportage, which accounts for around 40% of their total...
A new survey has found that almost 9 out of 10 drivers in Ireland will take to the roads by car this Christmas to visit friends and family with almost of half of those (46%) undertaking four road trips...
ŠKODA Ireland have announced a record market share of 7.3% which marks the highest ever sales performance by the brand in Ireland and saw them deliver 9,126 new vehicles to customers. The result sees ŠKODA sales grow by over 1%...
The new Citroën Berlingo has won the Autobest Best Buy Car of Europe 2019 Award, beating off fierce competition from six rivals. This Title rewards the best buy car in 2019 as voted by 31 judges from 31 European...
by Seán Creedon Santa is coming in a few days and while some people claim that ‘Christmas is only for children,’ I’m sure there are a lot of adults who would love a new car for 2019. Everybody will have...

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