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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Jul13

Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?

  Centuries of superstition have made us dread the day, but is Friday the 13th actually as unlucky as legend would have it? Probably not but for the 1% who won’t dare drive on this day we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert According to the AA 1% of drivers in Ireland will not venture on the road on Friday the 13th so here are our tips on how to calm your driving nerves Always carry your mobile phone and tell someone what...

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The causes and cures for car sickness
Jul12

The causes and cures for car sickness

  Car sickness can turn an eagerly awaited family trip into a nightmare and occurs when the brain receives conflicting information from the inner ears, eyes and nerves writes Geraldine Herbert   While it is a fairly common experience for children ages 2 to 12 there are some ways that it can be eased or even prevented Distraction is often the best cure so encourage children to focus on things outside the car avoiding...

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Alyx Coby secures podium finish in round five of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship
Jul11

Alyx Coby secures podium finish in round five of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship

Alyx Coby enjoyed a successful weekend at Mondello Park with a podium finish in Round 5 of the Championship. 14-year-old Alyx Coby, from Newbridge, Co. Kildare was on the grid last weekend as the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship paid its second visit of the season to Mondello Park for Round 5 of the Championship. With the circuit design being modified since the last visit in early April, Saturday’s test session was spent...

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10 cars worth waiting for
Jul10

10 cars worth waiting for

Summer’s about to get a whole lot hotter as the new arrivals hit the ramp, writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Audi E-Tron SUV Slotting between the Q5 and Q7 in terms of dimensions, Audi’s first all-electric vehi­cle, the sporty SUV e-tron is expected here in early 2019. With a promised range of around 400km, the new SUV will take on Jaguar’s I-Pace and Tesla’s Model X. 2) Dacia Duster Arguably the most anticipat­ed model from the Romani­an...

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Our passion for Porsche
Jul09

Our passion for Porsche

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Porsche’s first ever sports car, the iconic 356. Geraldine Herbert talks to Porsche owners about what makes the cars so special Nothing screams ‘midlife crisis’ like a balding, middle-aged man buying a red convertible sports car. Maybe it is an unfair stereotype, but cars speak volumes about their owners. I’ve always thought MINI buyers are defined by attitude and lifestyle rather than age and...

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Stricter new CO2 test may cause slump in car sales
Jul04

Stricter new CO2 test may cause slump in car sales

A new system to test emissions will bring more accurate measurements, but may also lead to higher taxes and car prices, warns  Geraldine Herbert A new emissions test for cars that is providing more accurate carbon dioxide (CO2) ratings may cause car sales to fall. The test, which was introduced last year for new models only will apply to all new cars sold in the EU from September 1 and is designed to deliver more realistic figures for...

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