Donagh Kelly Wins Quality Hotels West Cork International Rally Four Years In A Row

Donegal driver Donagh Kelly, the former National and Tarmac champion, added to his long list of achievements by becoming the first driver ever to win the Quality Hotels West Cork International Rally four years in a row.   At the finish in Clonakilty yesterday, he and co-driver Conor Foley had almost two minutes to spare […]

10% Of Motorists Suffered Breakdown In Past 6 Months

Despite a relatively mild winter, over 10% of motorists have experienced a breakdown within the past 6 months according to recent research from AA Ireland. In a survey of over 7,000 motorists undertaking by AA Rescue Breakdown Services 3.84% of respondents stated they had suffered a motoring breakdown in the past month. Meanwhile, a further […]

Volkswagen Group And Tata Motors Ltd Explore Strategic Allliance For Joint Development Projects

Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Bernhard Maier, CEO of ŠKODA Auto and Günther Butschek, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Motors Ltd., have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which forms the basis for exploring long-term strategic cooperation in clearly-defined fields. The goal of the strategic alliance is to bundle the expertise of both […]

Used Car Market Breaks One Million In 2016

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports that used transactions for private cars were in excess of 1 million transactions in 2016 – the highest level since Cartell started recording results. Cartell.ie considered all transactions for private cars (including imports) in the market in 2016 including private to private sales, imported by private, trade to […]

BMW Launch New 2017 Models At The Carole Nash Irish Motorbike And Scooter Show

BMW Motorrad announced that it would introduce its new 2017 models to the Irish public for the first time at the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show at the RDS in Dublin, which runs from March 3rd – 5th. Amongst 18 BMW bikes going on display are three brand new versions of the most […]

Seat Off To Flying Start In 2017

SEAT celebrates sales success in January making it a tremendous start to an exciting year Leon sales up 12.5% year on year Ibiza sales up 8% from January 2016 Overall sales increases by a significant 18% in an overall market that’s down -2.5% SEAT Ireland has begun the year with a phenomenal increase in sales, […]

Steady start for 171 with registration numbers close to 2016

January 2017 car sales (39,019), on January 2016 (39,722) -1.7% 2017 forecast of new car sales, 142,000 New car sales total in 2016 (146,603) up 17.5% on 2015 €1.5 Billion Exchequer contribution in 2016 from car sales Cost of Motoring: Average price of a new car -5.5% lower (Dec 2016 v Dec 2015), Petrol prices […]

Suzuki Contender For ‘King Of The Superbikes’ To Make Début At The Carole Nash Irish Motorbike And Scooter Show

Suzuki are renowned for their success on the race track, and the Japanese motorbike manufacturer has revealed that their Moto GP inspired new GSXR1000 superbike will be the headline feature of new bikes they will launch at the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show in Dublin this March. The engineers who helped Suzuki win […]

Motorsport Ireland National Navigation Championship

Second place for the Monaghan-Cork combination of Derek Mackarel and Muireann Hayes in the Skibbereen 100 Isles Navigation Trial was enough to increase their lead in the National Navigation Championship as it reached its halfway point. Clear winners of the 85 mile event based on Castlehaven, near Castletownshend, were Owen Murphy and Daire Hayes, who […]

Ducati Monsters Return To Ireland

The name Ducati conjures images of stylish, iconic and world-beating motorcycles and the iconic brand has announced that it will exclusively unveil six of its latest models to the Irish public for the first time at this year’s Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show this March in the RDS — including the much sought […]

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