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Bitten by the Bug
Jul13

Bitten by the Bug

20 years apart – Colm Jennings with the Beetle he and his father lovingly restored and Colm with the car back in 1997 As the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line this week we talk to Irish owners about their love affair with the iconic car writes Geraldine Herbert “Our 1971 1300 VW Beetle has been in the family since my father and I rescued it from along the banks of the Royal Canal,” says Colm...

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What we can learn from Oslo
Jul10

What we can learn from Oslo

Geraldine on the virtually car-free streets of Oslo Oslo is close to becoming the world’s first zero-emission capital, so what lessons can Ireland learn from the Norwegians, asks Geraldine Herbert Arild Hermstad, the Transport Mayor of Oslo, Europe’s Green Capital is a man who believes that Oslo can make a real difference internationally. He has just presented Oslo’s climate strategy that aims to reduce emissions by...

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The 7 Worst Car Passengers
Jul04

The 7 Worst Car Passengers

Forget the endless stopping and starting, the traffic jams and the right-hand-turn-only lane when you’re desperate to go left what causes drivers the most stress is their passengers writes Geraldine Herbert. 1) The Backseat Driver These are the real experts when it comes to driving and they dispense unwanted but well-intentioned advice at every twist and turn in the road. There is simply no driving experience they have not had...

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Heatwave driving tips
Jun26

Heatwave driving tips

With temperatures expected to reach 28 degrees we’ve got ten tips to help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest driving conditions. When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave your child or pet in the car, unattended, even for a few minutes, in the heat. Avoid travelling at peak times, if...

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Ten things to know about the new Tesla Model 3
Jun14

Ten things to know about the new Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s much-anticipated Model 3 arrives in Ireland next month writes Geraldine Herbert 1 Tesla’s most affordable model, Model 3 can now be ordered via their online portal. Prices start from €48,900 for the entry-level model and from €60,700 for the Performance. 2 A family-sized saloon, the model 3 will rival the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes C Class and Jaguar XE in a highly competitive segment of the market. 3 It is...

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10 things to know about car sales in 2019
Jun11

10 things to know about car sales in 2019

New sales down as car buyers look to imports writes Geraldine Herbert In the first five months of the year, there was a 7.6% decrease in new cars sold in comparison with the same period last year. To the end of May this year, 79,324 new cars have been sold – down from 85,868 in 2018. While new car sales are likely to reach about 110,000 by the end of the year, car imports are set to exceed the 104,000 mark, so 2019 may end with...

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