Honda e continues to gain accolades

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Honda is celebrating a bevy of awards in 2020 for its all electric city car, the Honda e.

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New agreement for exchange of UK driving licences

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Minister for Transport Eamonn Ryan has signed an agreement with the United Kingdom that will allow the holders of UK licences resident here to exchange them for an Irish licence.

The mechanism that has allowed for the recognition and exchange of UK licences for an Irish one expired on December 31, 2020. The agreement signed by Minister Ryan means persons resident in Ireland with a UK licence will be able to continue to swap their licences for Irish licences. It will also allow anyone who has not exchanged their UK licence in time, before the December 31 deadline, to exchange it under this new agreement.

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New car sales down twenty-five per cent in 2020

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Total new car registrations for 2020 finished at 88,324, a 25 per cent decrease on 2019 (117,109).

According to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, 79,969 imported used cars were registered last year, which is a decrease of 29.8 per cent on 2019 (113,926).

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Electric Mustang Mach-E set for Ireland mid-2021

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

Ford’s new all-electric Mustang Mach-E is scheduled to arrive in Ireland mid-2021, with pricing yet to be announced.

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Renault Ireland is official sponsor of GAA Museum

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

Renault Ireland is the official sponsor of the GAA Museum for 2021.

Located in Croke Park, the museum tells the important and unique story of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day.

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Skoda wins best Towcar of the Year 2021 award

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

The Skoda Superb Estate SE L Executive 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG has won this year’s overall trophy and also triumphed in the Caravan Weight 1300kg – 1400kg category in the 38th Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year competition.

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PSA’s electric trio win What Van?

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

The winners of the 2021 What Van? Awards have been revealed, with the top award being shared three ways by sister models.

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PSA’s electric trio win What Van?

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

The winners of the 2021 What Van? Awards have been revealed, with the top award being shared three ways by sister models.

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Gardaí Christmas clampdown targets drug/drink driving

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA)'s annual Christmas and New Year Road Safety campaign will primarily focus on mandatory intoxicant testing – detecting those who drive having consumed alcohol or drugs.

The campaign commenced last weekend, during which gardaí say it detected 26 people driving under the influence of drugs and 85 driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Big year for new Mercedes-Benz models in 2021

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Looking ahead to 2021, Mercedes-Benz will continue to exert pressure on the market with no fewer than 23 new model introductions scheduled – with arrivals spread across eight months beginning January through to December.

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Audi launches first plug-in hybrid compact SUVs

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Audi is to offer the Q3 and Q3 Sportback as plug-in hybrid versions when they arrive in Irish dealers from Spring 2021. The drivetrain in the 45 TFSI e-models has an output of 245 hp and covers 61 km purely electrically, Audi says.

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Renault Ireland is official sponsor of GAA Museum

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Renault Ireland is the official sponsor of the GAA Museum for 2021. Located in Croke Park, the museum tells the important and completely unique story of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day.

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Land Rover Defender is Top Gear’s Car of the Year

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

The new Land Rover Defender has come out on top of this year’s TopGear.com Awards, picking up the overall 'Car of the Year’ and ‘Unstoppable Force’ awards.

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Sheils Galway is first MG dealership in the west

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

The MG Motor brand has been launched in Ireland with electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

The cars will be available from six dealerships in nationwide this month, with Shiels Galway being the first in Connacht.

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Toyota doubles FaceItDown incentive points for December

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Toyota Ireland's innovative, lifesaving FaceItDown app has hit the milestone of 30 million kilometres driven without mobile phone interaction.

In the run up to Christmas, Toyota is renewing its appeal for Irish motorists to place their phones faced down while driving.

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New sales manager at Sheils Motor Group

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Declan Kenny has joined the management team of Sheils Motor Group Galway as sales manager with responsibility for the Ford, Honda and MG franchises.

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Free home charging system with Sheils and Honda

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

To celebrate the launch of the new, all-electric Honda e, Honda has teamed up with SSE Airtricity and Sheils Motor Group to make the transition to driving electric hassle free.

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Toyota receives the 2020 SAFETYBEST award

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Autobest has awarded Toyota with the SAFETYBEST 2020 prize for the development and fitment of centre airbags in the new Yaris, a first in the European B-segment.

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Thousands of vehicles in Ireland still on the road after multiple owners

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

More than 17,000 vehicles currently registered in Ireland have had at least 10 owners over the course of their lifetime, with 988 in Co Galway.

According to the latest report from Cartell.ie, the highest number of owners recorded for a single vehicle still in the fleet is 43. That vehicle is a Honda Civic registered in County Carlow.

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Toyota’s new Hilux makes a powerful impression

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Toyota Ireland says its new Hilux pick-up range is available to pre-order now, with prices starting from €24,258 plus VAT.

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