Three Circuits in Three Weeks for Nicole!

Nicole Drought visited three circuits and drove three very different cars over the past three weekends. Following on from her second place in the 12 Hour EnduroKA race at Snetterton, Nicole was invited to demonstrate the incredible 600bhp Spice-Hart Le Mans car at the Mondello Park Historic Festival. Last weekend though, it was back to […]

Roscrea’s Nicole Drought Wins at Donington Park

Nicole Drought travelled to Donington Park last weekend to tackle the BRSCC 3 hour C1 Challenge race, as part of the WRC Developments team. In the days running up to the event though, a late deal was done for her to drive a MINI Cooper S in the two driver Clubsport Trophy race on the […]

Carzone Presents: Top Tips for Planning Your Perfect Summer 2023 Road Trip through Ireland

With temperatures continuing to soar across the country, it’s an ideal time to explore the breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture across the Island of Ireland. A road trip through Ireland is the perfect way to experience this beautiful country and venture off the beaten track, taking in the stunning scenery at your own […]

Irish Motorists Embrace Green Future as Fuel Excise Duty Increases

The Carzone motoring report examines trends in the Irish motoring industry Key Findings:   35% of Irish motorists plan to purchase an electric or hybrid model as their next car 57% of the respondents chose an electric/hybrid car over other fuel types as it is better for the environment. 57% chose to purchase hybrid or […]

Tipperary’s Nicole Drought Fastest at UK Test

Tipperary’s Nicole Drought  travelled to Donington Park race circuit in the UK last week to test with the Focus Cup Championship. Having met with the series organisers at the Autosport International show in Birmingham in January, Nicole received an invitation to test their car before the season starts. As well as a number of prospective […]

Demand for Premium Electric Vehicles up 268%

Key Highlights The latest insights from car website DoneDeal found demand for premium nearly new electric vehicles, that is 1-4 year old models worth over €30,000, increased 268% year on year in January 2023 (Source: DoneDeal proprietary Ad View Data). DoneDeal’s motor insights show increasing demand for brand new EVs (demand is up 32% year on year). However, due to issues […]

70% of Irish car buyers are considering an electric vehicle as their next car

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, in association with the SEAI found that 70% of Irish consumers are considering an electric vehicle as their next car purchase. (Source: Survey of 1,000 car buyers in November & December 2022). For the first time ever,  2022 was the first year when an electric vehicle, the Volkswagen ID.4, was the […]

Carzone predicts January 25th as the day that motorists are most likely to consider buying a car

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing and as we inch closer to pay day, it seems that January is also the time that many of us start to think about buying a new car.  Based on data from previous years and monitoring traffic visiting the site and apps, Carzone, Ireland’s trusted motoring marketplace predicts that […]

AA Ireland drives EV the full length of Ireland on one full charge

Drive took place on Wednesday, 11th of January Car completed 615km with 2% battery remaining   AA Ireland’s Blake Boland and Paddy Comyn have driven from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal, the two extremities of Ireland, without stopping to charge. The famous route is regularly undertaken by keen cyclists and runners, […]

Fuel prices remain steady across the state ahead of planned increases in March

Diesel prices dropped by 1.7% compared to December (€1.71 per litre). Petrol prices remain steady, with just a marginal 0.6% increase on average (€1.62 per litre). The ban on the importation of Russian fuel products into the EU comes into effect on February 5th. AA Ireland encourages the government to withdraw excise duty reductions on […]

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