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Continental shows cutting edge technologies at Vision Zero Live event

Continental, the leading tyre and automotive technology group, brought its Vision Zero Live event to Mondello Race Circuit in Co. Kildare recently. Over three days, general consumers, staff from tyre retailers and managers of large company fleets had the opportunity to participate in a range of ‘hands on the wheel’ demonstrations of the company’s latest

Irish hauliers opposes new €11 truck tyre levy

The Irish Road Haulage Association opposes the introduction of a new €11 levy on truck tyres, which is expected to come into force on January 1 It claims the levy is unjustifiable and will force haulage operators to source tyres from outside the Republic of Ireland. Appearing before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate achieves exceptional mileage on Michelin tyres, Ireland’s first non-stop motorway coach service between Galway and Dublin City, has achieved exceptional mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle, reaching an impressive 542,000km on one of its Volvo 9700 coaches.   The customer specifies Michelin tyres as original equipment across the fleet, with tyres on

Tyre Trade Award winners announced

The winner of the Tyre Trade Awards categories at the Irish Auto Trade Awards have been announced. Mileage Tyres has been crowned Tyre Distributor of the Year. Mileage Tyres beat off stiff competition from Blacklion Tyres, Daly Tyres, Euro tryre Sales, Kevin Burke Tyres, Kirkby Tyres (Ireland) Ltd., Modern Tyres, Philip White Tyres, Tractamotors and

PJ Fallon & Son and Techplus take major workshop honours

PJ Fallon & Son Ltd., and Techplus Ltd., have taken the major honours in the Workshop category at the Irish Auto Trade Awards. PJ Fallon & Son Ltd., has taken the Workshop Tools and Equipment Supplier of the Year title, while Techplus Ltd has been crowned Tyre Shop Tools and Equipment Supplier of the Year.

Kiernan gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination

Gary Kiernan has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in July and August. The 26 year-old from Bailieborough, Co Cavan, drove his Ford Escort to outright victory in the Imokilly Stages Rally in East Cork, and also won his class and finished fifth overall, behind

RSA launches website in support of new drink driving bill

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Friday 6 October, launched a website, to provide factual information on drink driving in Ireland and to dispel the many myths and misinformation in relation to the problem of drink driving in Ireland. The new site,, is being launched to support the proposed change to strengthen drink

Motorists urged to check a tyre’s label before buying

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have issued a joint appeal, ahead of National Tyre Safety Day, which takes place on Wednesday, October 4 to urge motorists to check the performance label of a tyre before buying it.

Get your tyres checked on Tyre Safety Day

Motorists are being urged to get their tyres checked, as part of Road Safety Week, which runs until Sunday.

RSA seeks support for Irish Road Safety Week

The Road Safety Authority is seeking support for its national drive to save lives during Irish Road Safety Week (IRSW), which takes place from Monday 2 October to Sunday 8 October with numerous road safety activities planned nationwide. The RSA is also reminding road-users that small changes to our behaviour on the roads can have

Beta revealed as new sponsor of Motorsport Ireland Awards

Renowned Italian automotive manufacturer Beta Utensili has been unveiled as the new title sponsor of the Motorsport Ireland Awards. Beta has a distinguished history in motorsport throughout the world. In 1975, the company’s pioneering sponsorship in Formula One was rewarded when Vittorio Brambilla took an historic victory at the Austrian Grand Prix, driving at the