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Bogus theory and driving test websites are ripping off learner drivers to the tune of €200,000 per year. That’s according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA), National Consumer Agency (NCA) and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) who have teamed up to warn driver theory test and driving test applicants to only book their tests through official websites. It’s thought that...

The supermini of Citroen's flagship DS line is big on style and highly nippy, says Seán Creedon.

It’s certainly true that ‘first impressions are lasting,’ but it’s also claimed that with time some things can grow on you. When I first laid eyes on new version of the Citroen DS3, the cute Citroen Faubourg Addict, I thought to myself "two doors…I...

Cork tyre dealer Jim O’Hanlon (right) of O’Hanlon Tyres, Millstreet was one of fifteen tyre specialists in Ireland to have their status as Michelin Certified Centre operators recognised

Cork tyre dealer Jim O’Hanlon, proprietor of O’Hanlon Tyres in Millstreet, has had the quality of his operations recognised through the award of Michelin...

Breda Harrington, Eddie Devine Maxol Regional Manager  ,Marjorie O'Donovan, Maxol station owner Mark Cantillon and Martin Hayes pictured at Maxol Clonakilty Picture: Gerard McCarthy

The staff at Maxol service station in Clonakilty has plenty of cause for celebration having been announced as Staff Team Winners in the 2nd phase of Maxol's Staff Team Awards...

The much publicised Stephen Roche Tour De Cure cycle took place at the weekend in Midleton and, despite damp weather conditions, cyclists turned out in force to raise money for charities in Cork.

With close to 1,300 cyclists taking to the roads of East Cork and beyond, every rider sporting the official Peugeot/Johnson & Perrott helmet cover represented support in terms of much...

Seán Creedon revels in comfort in the sturdy, spacious Mondeo Estate.

Ford has been gone from the Marina for a long time now, but it looks like 2015 is going to be a big year for the company in Cork and indeed the rest of Ireland. The long awaited fifth edition of their Mondeo should be making an appearance in Irish garages in time for 151 C registrations, and next year will also...

The Audi A3 is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the World Car of the Year Awards; the Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005.

The third generation of the Audi A3 is now officially confirmed as a world beater, overcoming challenges from 23 other cars to win the prestigious title. The A3 was voted as the winner by an international jury...

When it comes to saving money in your motoring, most of us tend to overlook one of the most obvious ways to maximise our vehicles’ efficiency: tyre pressure.

According to tyre maker Michelin, those who want to keep their cash in their pocket and not waste money need look no further than the wheels of their car.

Because an averagely under-inflated tyre uses roughly three...

Seán Creedon finds the toned-down 4X4 is no less impressive than its predecessor.

What is it with white cars this year? For the third week in a row my test car was white. First the Peugeot 308, then the Hyundai i10 and now the Skoda Yeti comes in dazzling white. I was expecting to pick up the green ‘Outdoor’ version of the Yeti, which I drove in the forests of...

When it comes to saving money in your motoring, most of us tend to overlook one of the most obvious ways to maximise our vehicles’ efficiency: tyre pressure.

According to tyre maker Michelin, those who want to keep their cash in their pocket and not waste money need look no further than the wheels of their car.

Because an averagely under-inflated tyre uses roughly three...

ŠKODA Ireland has announced that sales figures are up 26% from 2013, with 3,544 new vehicles delivered to customers during the first quarter of the year. Growing to a record sixth position in the Irish car market with 7.1% market share, this growth brings the brand one step closer to achieving its strategic target of 8% market share.

Growth in 2014 is attributed to a number of...

If you want a neat city car for just under €12k, then look no further than the i10, says Séan Creedon.

A few weeks back when writing about the huge Hyundai ix35, I said that Hyundai could claim to be Ireland’s fastest growing car brand. No doubt some of that success must also be due to the Korean company’s smaller cars like the new i10, which I drove last week....

As thousands prepare to travel on Irish roads over the Easter bank holiday weekend to meet up with family and friends, drinkaware.ie is encouraging people, if socialising with alcohol, to remember the morning after.

Health experts warn the only secret to sobering up is time – no amount of coffee, energy drinks, cold showers or breakfast rolls will speed up the process. You might...

Pictured at the launch of the 2014 Blue Haven Kinsale Vintage Rally was Miss Cork Universe Nicola Meldrum with Charlie Chowder from the Blue Haven in a vintage Volkswagen. Picture. John Allen


One of the most exciting and spectacular weekends on the Kinsale calendar takes place from May 9th to 12th. The 25th Blue Haven Kinsale Vintage Rally will see over 100 vintage...

Seán Creedon takes Audi's new A3 for a test drive and finds "progress through technology" is alive and well.

Audi has won many plaudits for the new saloon version of their A3, which I drove last week. They previously had a three-door hatchback and five-door sportback version of the A3, but this new car is much classier than anything we have seen before in this range....

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