Archive for February, 2010

€411m allocated for road repairs in Ireland

February 23rd, 2010
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The Government has rejected calls by local authorities from all over Ireland for more money to repair roads destroyed by months of bad weather. Announcing this year’s allocation of more than €411m for the local and regional road networks, Transport Minister Noel Dempsey said that while he wanted badly damaged roads to be prioritised, there […]

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Drivers warned of ice and snow – Feb.2010

February 21st, 2010
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Drivers have been warned to take care on the roads as ice and snow are making conditions difficult with temperatures below zero on many national routes. There is also frost and fog in some areas and motorists are advised to use their fog lights in affected areas. Heavy snow in Co Kerry has closed the […]

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Changes to Dublin 30km limit to be considered

February 16th, 2010
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A proposal to amend the 30km speed limit zone in Dublin city centre is to be considered by the Council’s transport committee. The motion from Labour Party councillors would mean the re-introduction of the 50km limit along most of the quays. Look at a current map of the 30km limit area The 30km speed limit […]

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THOUSANDS OF CAR OWNERS COULD BE UNAWARE OF URGENT REPAIRS

February 10th, 2010
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MOTORCHECK.IE CALLS FOR NATIONAL RECALL DATABASE  Motorcheck.ie Director and co-founder, Shane Teskey today called for a change to the way vehicles are “recalled” for urgent repairs by their manufacturer.  Motorcheck.ie has identified gaps in the current methodology which could lead to thousands of cars operating on Irish roads without notification of urgent repairs called for […]

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Over 17,000 drivers escape penalty points

February 8th, 2010
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The Road Safety Authority has confirmed that 17,656 motorists convicted of driving offences have escaped penalty points because of a legal loophole. The RSA’s Noel Brett said court clerks were not legally obliged to pass on the licence numbers of drivers convicted in court of offences that carry points. The RSA is the body charged […]

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Pass rates for driving test vary “too” widely

February 8th, 2010
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Waiting times for driving tests have fallen considerably and are now close to the target time of ten weeks, according to a study by the Comptroller and Auditor General. But the Comptroller also found that Road Safety Authority testers failed more people than outside contractors did and that pass rates varied considerably throughout Ireland. The […]

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New Car Sales Disappoint With Tiny Rise On Last Year

February 1st, 2010
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Today’s newly released statistics from the Motorcheck.ie Car Index show that new car registrations for the month of January exceeded those recorded last year by a disappointing 4.6%. This relates to 16,612 units for 2010 as compared with 15,877 in 2009. Commenting on the slow start Motorcheck.ie Director Shane Teskey says “Given that the majority of […]

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