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25 more drivers died on Irish roads than in year previously

There has been a very worrying increase in the number of drivers killed on Irish roads in 2019 compared to 2018 – up 25 lost souls from 56 to 81 (or an increase of 45 per cent).

‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ during the long winter nights

You know it makes sense to wear high visibility clothing, carry torches and take appropriate precautions when using the roads.

Life-changing impact of serious injuries on our roads

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have called on all road users to act responsibly and safely when using the roads throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Repak ELT claims 97 per cent of scheme waste tyres went for recycling?

It was interesting to read glowing references from the government and Repak ELT last week about their excellent recycling rates for waste tyres generated in Ireland, writes Padraic Deane.

Tyre pressure control system saves fuel, tyres, time and CO2

Greater safety and economy is hard to come by in the transport industry. Or is it? BPW tells us that it is now delivering the AirSave tyre pressure control system that pays for itself in the first year.

Somora Motor Parts Yuasa battery training

Somora Motor Parts this month held its new special Yuasa battery training sessions throughout Ireland.

Innovative solution to aid reduction of roadside air pollution

A British company has utilised innovative technology, capable of detecting very low levels of toxic particulates emitted from diesel cars, well below the limits used by the existing MOT test in the UK.

India closing its doors to tyre waste

An imminent report from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in India is poised to cause disruption for waste tyre collectors in Ireland who are reliant on the Indian market for waste tyre export.

EU automotive leaders say “No” to ‘No Deal’ Brexit

With just over one month to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, the European automotive industry today made a united call for the UK and the EU to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The lead organisations representing vehicle and parts manufacturers across the EU, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and

Jimmy McRae to contest WRGB Rally in Porsche 911

Jimmy McRae will be contesting the two-day WRGB National Rally in Wales on October 4-5 in an historic Porsche 911.

1,000 extra charge points to be added in next five years

Minister Richard Bruton announced on Monday funding to support the rollout by local authorities of up to 1,000 on-street public charge points for electric vehicles over the next five years. His Department claims that this new scheme will support the widespread roll out of electric vehicles.