Aoife Raftery achieves a career-high fourth place in the Junior category at the European Rally Championship in Rally Hungary.
Apr19

Aoife Raftery achieves a career-high fourth place in the Junior category at the European Rally Championship in Rally Hungary.

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver Aoife Raftery delivered her most impressive performance yet in an FIA European Rally Championship event, securing fourth place overall. This achievement marks a significant improvement from her previous seventh-place finish in the Czech Republic last season. In her second season competing in the Junior ERC, Raftery, based in Craughwell, alongside her co-driver Hannah McKillop from Antrim,...

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Aoife Raftery ready for “demanding and tricky” Galway International Rally
Jan29

Aoife Raftery ready for “demanding and tricky” Galway International Rally

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member Aoife Raftery will get her 2024 season underway on her home event this weekend as the Women in Motorsport ambassador for the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally. Last year the Craughwell-based driver recorded an impressive debut season in the FIA Junior European Rally Championship. She was the first Irish woman to commit to an internationally recognised rally championship since the late and...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Oct13

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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What does Budget 2024 mean for the motorist?
Oct10

What does Budget 2024 mean for the motorist?

Finance Minister Michael McGrath and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe have presented the 2024 Budget. From fuel price increases to VRT, here’s everything motorists need to know… There were no real surprises in the budget and the key takeout for motorists is that excise will not be restored on fuel prices as planned on Oct 31st  and VRT relief will continue on EVs until the end of 2025. Here’s our summary of...

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New regulations for e-scooters and e-bikes are on the way
Jun28

New regulations for e-scooters and e-bikes are on the way

The Road Traffic and Roads Act 2023 has finally been signed into law so what are the implications for e-scooters and e-bikes writes Geraldine Herbert What is the current situation with e-scooters? Despite the growing popularity of E-scooters they are currently illegal on Irish roads and this is due to the fact that they are classified in law as mechanically propelled vehicle or MPVs. In order for an MPV to be used legally on our...

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Cost of living crisis impacting Irish motorists
May16

Cost of living crisis impacting Irish motorists

A survey of Irish motorists carried out by Ford has shown that a high proportion of drivers, in the context of the current cost of living crisis, are seeking to save money on their motoring in a number of ways.  One in three motorists are either delaying or totally skipping their car’s annual service in an effort to save money.  In the same vein, some 57 percent of drivers (nearly two thirds) have cut back on the mileage they do in...

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