Archive for March, 2009

Opposition to car free College Green

March 30th, 2009
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The Automobile Association has joined growing opposition to the introduction of a car ban on College Green in Dublin.The restriction is being sought by city planners as a way of easing congestion and improving bus services. Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey and Energy Minister Eamon Ryan have criticised those city councillors who oppose the bus […]

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Revenue Commissioners Crackdown on VRT offences

March 27th, 2009
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The Revenue Commissioners has begun a major national crackdown on Vehicle Registration Tax offences.Customs checkpoints, mainly in border counties and major urban areas, started this week and will continue for some time. The major focus of the blitz is VRT evasion through the use of foreign registered number plates. Revenue Commissioner Liam Irwin said, ‘We […]

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ho hum: status symbol hummers sold for peanuts

March 27th, 2009
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ONCE a trophy vehicle favoured by Celtic Tiger cubs, the Hummer is now being offloaded in growing numbers. The huge SUV is among the top-end makes that were bought at the height of the boom and are now being put up for sale. At least 10 Hummers are being sold on used car websites, while […]

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Motorcheck launches the new website

March 14th, 2009
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Finally the new version of Motorcheck.ie is up and running! It now includes UK and NI data along with Irish information. Other additions to the database include Manufacturer warranty, NCAP Ratings, CO2 ratings and soon will have a vehicle valuation also! Also, the National Irish Mileage Register has seen significant growth lately with more than […]

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Decrease of 63.8% in new private cars licensed February 2009

March 13th, 2009
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Vehicles Licensed for the First Time February 2009   New Private Cars All New Vehicles Feb 2009 8,795 10,926 Feb 2008 24,290 31,609 Feb 2007 26,495 33,971 Jan-Feb 2009 19,792 24,015 Jan-Feb 2008 57,251 70,674 Jan-Feb 2007 55,776 69,987 Decrease of 63.8% in new private cars licensed There were 8,795 new private cars licensed in […]

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