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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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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0% finance offer aims to put more Electric Vehicle drivers onto Irish roads
Aug26

0% finance offer aims to put more Electric Vehicle drivers onto Irish roads

Nissan and AIB have come together with a new initiative to put more Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers onto Irish roads and help support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The ‘Power of Zero’ initiative offers consumers the opportunity to buy a new Nissan LEAF with 0% finance and to avail of one year’s free servicing. Customers who do so can save in excess of €13,000 in finance and running costs and 11 tonnes of C02 emissions over...

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Eight things we know about travel this year
Aug17

Eight things we know about travel this year

A transport bulletin from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) issued today reveals how transport has changed post COVID writes Geraldine Herbert 1. Traffic data shows that the volume of cars for the week commencing 02 August was just 12.6% lower in regional locations and 16.3% lower in Dublin than the same week in 2019 2. The volume of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is now greater than it was for the same period in 2019 in Dublin. 3. The...

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Parking Survival Tips
Aug12

Parking Survival Tips

Getting from A to B may be stressful but it’s nothing compared to the hazards and challenges of parking. We have some parking survival tips writes Geraldine Herbert   Reverse into a space Where room is limited it is much easier to reverse into a car space than it is to drive straight in, it simply takes practice.  It is also much safer to drive out of a space as it avoids backing into unknown traffic when your field of vision is...

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