Archive for January, 2010

Toyota’s Safety Recall Campaign

January 29th, 2010
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Toyota has announced that is recalling eight models of its cars across Europe to solve a potential an accelerator pedal issue. Amongst the models to be recalled are the popular Avensis, Corolla, Yaris and Auris. The company says up to 1.8m vehicles in all may be recalled because of the possibility that in certain circumstances […]

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New speed limits to be enforced in Dublin city

January 29th, 2010
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Dublin City Council will be introducing a new traffic signalling system to encourage motorists to obey the new 30km speed limit that will be enforced from next Monday. Click here to see map of new system Motorists keeping under 30 km/per hour could meet continuous green lights on a clear road but those travelling any […]

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Drivers warned of freezing fog

January 23rd, 2010
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Heavy fog is making driving dangerous around the country this afternoon. AA Roadwatch says there is heavy fog in the east, midlands and west of the country. Visibility is reduced because of the fog and drivers are asked to use their fog lights in the affected areas. The worst affected routes are the M4 near […]

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New Car Sales For 2010 Fail To Take Off

January 16th, 2010
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Latest registration statistics from car history provider Motorcheck.ie show that year on year sales for new passenger cars are down 31% on 2009 figures.  The latest statistics which include all new car registrations up to January 12th show a total of 5,521 new passenger registrations in 2010 as against 8,032 for the same period in […]

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Motorists urged to take care due to flooding

January 16th, 2010
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Flooding caused by heavy rain overnight is affecting some roads in the south and east of Ireland. AA Roadwatch is advising motorists to drive with extreme care. Parts of counties Wicklow and Wexford are the worst affected where some primary and secondary roads are impassable. Flooding has been reported in Arklow after heavy rain fell […]

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Due to bad weather all schools to close until Thursday

January 8th, 2010
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All national and secondary schools are to remain closed until Thursday 14 January 2010, Minister for Education Batt O’Keefe announced this afternoon. The decision was taken following a review of the weekend weather forecast at a meeting of the Government’s Emergency Response Committee. The Minister accepts that the closures will cause inconvenience but said the […]

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Severe weather warnings in place

January 3rd, 2010
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There are severe weather warnings in place across most of the country, with Met Éireann forecasting at least another three days of sub zero temperatures. Drivers are being advised to take extra care on all routes but especially on secondary roads which may not have been gritted. The unexpectedly long cold snap is also draining […]

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