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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.