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RSA recognises Ireland’s 2018 Road Safety Champions

The students of an enterprising girls’ national school in Co. Louth who tackled the use of mobile phones by their parents in cars have been awarded the Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Gertie Shields Supreme Award’ in road safety for 2018.

NTDA ‘disassociates’ itself from non-member

Further to the NTDA’s announcement on December 5, that it is taking action against a number of UK tyre retailers who are falsely claiming to be members of the Association, it’s Chief Executive, Stefan Hay has issued the following statement:

Brexit deal will protect Northern Irish jobs – Bradley

The British Secretary of State, Karen Bradley MP has promoted the merits of the Brexit withdrawal agreement while touring Northern Ireland towns on Friday. She spoke to business leaders in Newtownards and Bangor, Co. Down, saying that the draft Brexit deal would place Northern Ireland in an unrivalled global position to attract future foreign investment

EU wants TPMS rules on new SUVs and light trucks

The European Union is finalising plans to expand the coverage of type approval provisions that mandate the installation of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) in new vehicles.

‘No deal’ Brexit catastrophic blow to British auto industry, warn businesses in new survey

Three quarters of UK automotive businesses fear a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will threaten their future viability, according to a new member survey announced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) at its 102nd annual dinner in London this evening. The results highlight the critical need for a Brexit withdrawal deal and transition to prevent

Gardai recover stolen vehicles and plant machinery

As part of a planned multi-units operation Gardai carried out a search of a large industrial lock up premised in Co. Longford yesterday morning (Thursday). During the search a large amount of suspected stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars, engines and car parts with an initial estimate of up to €500,000 (subject to examination)

Pirelli renews partnership with Porsche Club GB until 2023

Pirelli has renewed its agreement with Europe’s largest Porsche Club for the next five years. Porsche Club GB has over 22,000 members, driving more than 60,000 Porsche cars. Pirelli has given the club technical as well as other support for many years.

Parents urged not to gift children quad bikes or scramblers for Christmas

Three of the four people who died in Ireland as a result of an incident involving a quad bike or scrambler were aged 18 or under, in the period 2014 to 2017, according to provisional statistics published by The Road Safety Authority (RSA).

Volvo XC40 crowned Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year 2019

The Volvo XC40 has been crowned as Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year 2019

New Communications Officer at Continental Tyres

Continental Tyre Group has announced the appointment of its new Communications Officer. Samara Edwards Amos will offer internal and external communications support across the UK and Ireland. The role will see Samara supporting the Communications and Automotive Partnerships Manager, Mark Griffiths, with media enquires across Continental product lines. Samara graduated from Kingston University in 2017

Northern business opts for Conti360° fleet management

Henderson Group, a major Northern Ireland-based business with companies in foodservice, wholesale, retail, property and technology, has switched to the Conti360° Fleet Management programme from Continental Tyres. Operated through local specialist tyre dealer, Modern Tyres, the comprehensive package will benefit a fleet of around 200 trucks and trailers. The vehicles serve the company’s Spar, EuroSpar