What to consider when moving your child to a booster seat
Nov30

What to consider when moving your child to a booster seat

Is your child ready for a booster seat asks Suzanne Keane We’re inching closer to the limits on our rear-facing car seats (125cm and 25kg) so I’ve had to consider an imminent transition to the scary world of forward-facing for my almost 5-year-old. I assumed we would rear face until he started school but after a recent growth spurt, it looks like he will be moving to a booster seat sooner than I thought! So how do you know your child...

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Winter Cycling
Nov25

Winter Cycling

Let’s face it. We live in Ireland. If we are to wait for fine weather before we venture outdoors, we’d never do anything! If you’re keen to stay on your bicycle this winter, here are a few tips to keep you comfortable, safe, and having fun as the cold, wet weather arrives writes Ruth O’Connor Clothing I’m a firm believer in the old adage, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing”. Nothing takes the joy...

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From a McLaren To a Mini- Nicole Drought to tackle Killarney Historic Rally
Nov24

From a McLaren To a Mini- Nicole Drought to tackle Killarney Historic Rally

  Nicole Drought is set to make her rally debut at the Killarney Historic Rally this weekend Having successfully tested a 600 bhp McLaren GT3 car at Silverstone just a few weeks ago, Nicole Drought moves to the other end of the spectrum this weekend as she makes her rally debut at the Killarney Historic Rally at the wheel of a Mini Cooper S. Nicole will drive the E Fox Engineers Mini for the first time this Friday, just a day...

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Review: Sirona Z i-Size
Nov24

Review: Sirona Z i-Size

Suzanne Keane tries out the Sirona Z i-Size: A flexible Car Seat for 0–4 year olds What is it?  The Sirona Z i-size is the latest seat in the Cybex Z-Line. This seat rotates 360 degrees to allow for easy entry and exit, no matter what car you’re driving. The Sirona Z allows rear facing up to 18kg or 105cm (approx. 4 years old). A rear-facing car seat reduces the risk of injury in a head-on collision by more than 80% when compared to a...

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Regular Car Checks
Nov17

Regular Car Checks

 Suzanne Keane has some simple tips to keep your car running in tip-top condition with some regular car checks!   Tyres It’s important to regularly check your tyre pressures – when they are cold – as proper inflation levels will ensure you have maximum contact with the road along with improving your fuel consumption. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on the condition of your tyres – with winter...

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Women are 17% more likely to die in car accidents than men
Nov10

Women are 17% more likely to die in car accidents than men

Safety tests must reflect all types of car users, not just the ‘average male’ writes Geraldine Herbert When was the last time you checked the safety credentials of a car and were reassured by a five-star safety rating? It seems those star ratings may not apply to all car passengers equally. According to new research by the University of Virginia, women are 17%c more likely to die in a car accident than men, twice as likely...

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