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Car owners & learner drivers held equally responsible in new laws

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New laws which came into effect today will see car owners who let learner drivers use their car unaccompanied fined or face jail time. Fines of up to €1,000 or up to six months in prison is the punishment for car owners that allow learner motorists drive unaccompanied. Learner drivers could have the vehicles seized…

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Road Test: Sportline version of the Kodiaq trowels on the style, but is it worth the money?

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At what point does an amount of money become too much money? Let me be more specific — at what point does Skoda — which has become amazingly successful in the past decade, and which has long since left its bargain-basement roots behind — become too expensive? Possibly the perfect case for this point, is…

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Briscoe: Skoda Superb is high-end design with plenty of room

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Skoda Superb

IT’s a well known fact that Volkswagen produce high quality, reliable, comfortable cars with plenty of German efficiency. It therefore stands to reason that one of their subsidiaries, Skoda, would also carry fantastic ratings. Our resident motoring guru Neil Briscoe has the lowdown on the Skoda Superb, so pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Briscoe: Half Electric Yaris is simplest route to E-motoring

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Toyota Yaris Hybrid

THE Toyota Yaris is a reliable, dynamic little car that has been on the market for the last two decades. And for those who are looking for a change that’s a tad more environmentally conscious, the Yaris Hybrid is the way to go. Our resident motoring expert gives the full low down on the Yaris…

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Briscoe: Qashqai is No.1 for a reason

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Nissan Qashqai

IT’S motoring around to that time of year when we start to consider our options for changing up our chariots. For those of you considering the Nissan Qashqai, our resident motoring expert Neil Briscoe has got you covered. Check out tomorrow’s Clare Echo for the full review, but for now, here’s a little taster of…

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Clare to Cork in 1hr 15min? M18 motorway funding announcement

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

AN Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD has announced that the M20 Limerick to Cork is moving ahead and to say the least, people are pretty delighted. The announcement by Mr Varadkar in Cork this morning that funding has been secured to commence the planning process and that the project will be included in the 10-year plan…

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Car giant Jaguar develops driverless cars in Shannon

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CAR giant Jaguar is using its new base in Co Clare to develop driverless cars. Jaguar/Land Rover has established a research facility at a new 50,000 square foot office development, Universal House, in the Shannon Free Zone and is understood to be creating 30 positions. The base in Shannon will be used by the company (which…

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