Seven changes the government are considering for Budget 2021
Sep15

Seven changes the government are considering for Budget 2021

A number of changes to the Tax system are being considered as options for Budget 2021 writes Geraldine Herbert The Department of Finance has published the Budget 2021 Tax Strategy Group Papers offering some insights into possible changes to the Motor tax system in the next budget VRT Bands – It is suggested that a new 7% VRT tax band would be introduced for vehicles with emissions of 50g/km of below and a 9% rate for those that fall...

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KIA Xceed PHEV
Sep11

KIA Xceed PHEV

Comfortable, stylish and green, there is lots to like about the Kia XCeed PHEV writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Ceed has long been one of the most versatile cars in the Kia range. Starting life as a hatchback over time it has morphed into an estate, the Proceed coupé, a crossover in the form of the Xceed and in May of this year a plug-in hybrid version was launched. Who is it aimed at? Siting between the Ceed Hatchback and the...

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Strong performance by Alyx Coby at IAME France Ladies Cup
Sep10

Strong performance by Alyx Coby at IAME France Ladies Cup

16-year-old Alyx Coby, from Newbridge, Co. Kildare travelled to Circuit Jean Brun in Varennes-sur-Allier, France last weekend to compete in the IAME France Ladies Cup. The event, organised as a one-off race during the second round of the French National Karting Championship, featured an all-female grid of twenty-one drivers between the ages of 14 and 18. Now in its second year, the event draws the top female drivers from across...

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Five ways to cut the cost of running a car
Sep07

Five ways to cut the cost of running a car

From smart parking to reducing your insurance premium, we have some tips to make driving a more economical option writes Geraldine Herbert Owning a car is expensive, from the initial purchase price to keeping it on the road so for motorists feeling the pinch, here are a few ways to keep running costs down. Look after your car Cost-cutting on maintenance is a false economy and will cost you more money in the long run. Regular checks on...

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Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!
Sep07

Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!

If you’re going to travel by bicycle, be it to work, to school, to the shop or around the world, chances are you’ll have to bring a thing or two with you writes Ruth O’Connor When I invested in my Surly Long Haul Trucker five years ago, the bag setup was the one of the most important decisions I had to make. Did I want to go for classic panniers or a more compact bikepacking setup? There are benefits and drawbacks to both but in...

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Eight things to know about the 2021 Peugeot 3008
Sep01

Eight things to know about the 2021 Peugeot 3008

Stylish and oozing french flair Peugeot reveals their new 3008 writes Geraldine Herbert 1) The 2021 Peugeot 3008 is a compact crossover that doesn’t skimp on flair or practicality. 2) Big frameless grilles are the new fashion statement and the most noticeable change to the front of the 3008 is the new chrome trim flanked by both headlights that sits integrated in the new bumper design as standard. 2) More than 800,000 units of the...

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