Archive for May, 2010

Ireland’s new car sales already exceed 2009 figure

May 28th, 2010
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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says new car sales so far this year have already exceeded the total for 2009. Just over 57,000 new cars were bought last year, the lowest number in many years. However, the industry says it is already exceeded that figure in the first five months of 2010. It […]

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Final section of Dublin to Cork motorway opens

May 28th, 2010
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The final section of the new Dublin to Cork motorway will be opened later today in Co Laois – bypassing the towns of Abbeyleix, Durrow and Cullahill. Three notorious bottlenecks on the Dublin to Limerick route will also be left behind with the opening of a section of the new M7 motorway. However motorists will […]

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35,000 drivers caught using mobile phone in Ireland

May 24th, 2010
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Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority have said that people are not getting the message about the dangers of using mobile phones while driving. Last year 35,000 people were given penalty points for this offence, the highest since the ban on using mobile phones was introduced in September 2006. That makes it the biggest penalty […]

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Irish Motorists warned of 60km oil spill

May 16th, 2010
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Motorists in Wexford and Waterford have been advised to take care because of an oil spill on the N25. The spill stretches for over 60km from the M25 near the toll plaza in Waterford City and onto the N25 to New Ross and into Wexford town. AA Roadwatch said that road conditions are extremely slippery, […]

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Ireland – 73% increase in new cars year-on-year

May 13th, 2010
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New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there was a 73% increase in the number of new private cars registered in April, compared to the same month last year. There were 9,599 new cars were officially registered in April 2010, compared to 5,558 in April 2009. The bulk of the new cars, some […]

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