Chad McQueen Goes on a Mustang Run Around Ireland
Apr05

Chad McQueen Goes on a Mustang Run Around Ireland

Chad McQueen, son of Steve, is a man with Mustang in his blood. Chad is a film actor, producer and race car driver and during the week of April 18, he will be indulging in his passion for Mustang by driving one of the first Irish registered Mustang models around Ireland. In conjunction with the Dermot and Dave Show on TodayFM, Chad will be embarking on a round Ireland trip that will take in Galway, Limerick, Killarney, Cork and...

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Peugeot Van Sales Soar as Lion-Brand Registers Highest Growth in Top Ten Selling Marques
Apr05

Peugeot Van Sales Soar as Lion-Brand Registers Highest Growth in Top Ten Selling Marques

Peugeot van sales have continued to soar, with the lion-brand registering the highest growth amongst the top ten selling light commercial vehicle marques in Ireland year to date. Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) indicate that Peugeot van sales increased by 75.7% to the end of March 2016, more than twice the substantial van market growth of 33.6%. Peugeot is now the fifth biggest seller of vans in Ireland,...

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Motorsport Ireland Hill Climb and Sprint Championships begin with Pre-Season Scrutiny at Frank Byrnes Autobody Oranmore
Apr04

Motorsport Ireland Hill Climb and Sprint Championships begin with Pre-Season Scrutiny at Frank Byrnes Autobody Oranmore

Motorsport enthusiasts and car owners from the Connaught region, involved in the Hill Climb and Sprint events this year, gathered in Oranmore for the first of the pre-season scrutiny events, hosted by Frank Byrnes Autobody Repair. The national committee introduced the pre-season scrutiny as part of their ongoing development of the sports to constantly improve all standards, in particular safety. There was a very positive response with...

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FIA ERC Junior: Opel ADAM Launches Mission to Defend Title
Apr04

FIA ERC Junior: Opel ADAM Launches Mission to Defend Title

  Rüsselsheim.  Following the postponement of the Rallye Liepāja in Latvia in early February due to the weather, the Circuit of Ireland Rally from April 7 – 9 now marks the start of the 2016 FIA ERC Junior season. As the defending champion, Opel Motorsport is going into the new season with high expectations. Especially because Emil Bergkvist and Marijan Griebel finished the asphalt race around Northern Ireland’s capital...

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Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English T.D., opens new Enterprise Rent-A-Car Head Office in Dublin
Apr04

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English T.D., opens new Enterprise Rent-A-Car Head Office in Dublin

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English T.D. today announced the opening of the new Enterprise Rent-A-Car headquarters in Blanchardstown in Dublin as part of the company’s plans for growth and expansion throughout Ireland.  Enterprise Rent-A-Car is part of Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest vehicle rental company, which also includes the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. The company is...

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Renault Group is Fastest Growing in the Irish Market -Group at 9.4% Year to Date-
Apr01

Renault Group is Fastest Growing in the Irish Market -Group at 9.4% Year to Date-

Just three months into 2016, and Renault Group is having a great first quarter, with over 9,000 registrations, and is now the fastest growing in the combined Irish market, up 45.5% on this same time last year. The Group finished a busy March in 4th position and year to date is at  9.4% market share, versus 8.3% in 2015. The passenger car markets is +28.1% on the same time last year with Renault Group up +43.9% in the sector. Renault...

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New Car & Commercial Vehicle Sales continuing to perform strongly, with car sales up 28% year to date
Apr01

New Car & Commercial Vehicle Sales continuing to perform strongly, with car sales up 28% year to date

  Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of March were up 14% (21,597) compared to March 2015 (18,933). Total new car registrations year to date (82,882) are currently 28% ahead of the same period last year (64,519). Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), were up 21% (3,435) compared to March 2015 (2,838), with registrations up 34% (13,461) year...

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Toyota is Ireland’s Best Selling Car Brand in 2016
Apr01

Toyota is Ireland’s Best Selling Car Brand in 2016

29% increase in sales over 2015, Leads Market with 11.1% Share   Toyota has kicked off the first three months of 2016 as the market leader in new car sales. Ireland’s favourite family car brand sold 9,204 new passenger vehicles in the first quarter of 2016, which represents a 29% increase over the same period in 2015. In addition Toyota had four of the top fifteen selling models in the county, the largest of any car brand, with the...

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