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Sharing for the future
Aug19

Sharing for the future

Car sharing is a great way of reducing motoring costs, writes Geraldine Herbert In recent years, car sharing has become increasingly popular in cities around the world, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a great way to reduce the cost of running a car, make money from yours when you’re not using it, or get occasional access to one if you don’t have your own. From giving lifts to friends and colleagues to...

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The W Series – the world’s first and only all-female single-seater motor racing championship
Aug16

The W Series – the world’s first and only all-female single-seater motor racing championship

British racing driver Jamie Chadwick, who won the inaugural all-female W Series The W Series has captured the attention of many motorsport enthusiasts and drivers from around the world writes Ruth Nugent If I am to be completely honest, I wasn’t 100% sure of how I felt about W Series when it was first announced. The reason for this was purely one thing – I didn’t believe in a benefit from gender segregation within Motorsport. When I...

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Becoming a Driving Instructor
Aug15

Becoming a Driving Instructor

As the class of 2019 weigh up their career and college options why not consider becoming a qualified driving instructor asks Ladybird Driving School In secondary school when trying to decide what will you do after you have finished secondary school, how many people around you be it career guidance teachers, your own Parents, Colleagues, Lecturers ever mentioned the words “Driving Instructor ?” The answer is probably NO ONE...

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Is your car likely to pass the NCT?
Aug13

Is your car likely to pass the NCT?

Good news for Skoda Yeti Owners A compact SUV manufactured by Skoda had the highest pass rate of any vehicle submitted for a NCT test last year writes Seán McCárthaigh An analysis of the results of NCT tests carried out on over 1.34 million vehicles at 47 test centres nationwide in 2018 shows that the Skoda Yeti had a pass rate of 81.3%. Figures published by the Road Safety Authority show the Czech-manufactured car, which was launched...

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Six tips for tackling your first bike tour
Aug12

Six tips for tackling your first bike tour

Ruth touring the Rota Vicentina, Portugal Bicycle touring is one of the most enjoyable ways to see the world. Slowing things down, you get to take in the world from a completely different perspective writes Ruth O’Connor If you’re thinking of venturing off around Ireland or further afield, here are a few tips to help make the trip a lot more enjoyable. Weight – When I think about the gear that I packed when I first started...

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Kia e-Soul
Aug07

Kia e-Soul

Kia goes all-electric with the very funky e-Soul writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The funky styling of the Kia Soul is quirky enough to stand apart from rivals but now it is also available as a fully electric car with a very impressive range. Who is it aimed at? With average commutes in Ireland around 318 km per week, the 452km range of the new e-Soul makes it suitable for just about anyone. Styling? The boxy shape won’t...

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