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What To Do if You’re Involved in a Car Accident

Posted on October 16, 2019

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful time for any driver whether you're at fault or not. If it's your first time, you may be unsure of the correct procedure to follow.  1. Stop at the Scene Failing to stop at the scene of a car accident is an offence in Ireland. You are required by law to stop your vehicle at the scene of the accident, no matter how minor the accident is. For safety reasons, you should...

Mid-term break – Whats on?

Posted on October 9, 2019

The October bank holiday weekend is this year’s mid-term break for schools running from 28th October – 1st November 2019. Here’s some ideas to keep the kids entertained whether you want to get the kids in the Halloween mood or get a few days away with the family. Redhills Spooky Hollow - Kildare Opening Times: 27th – 28th October 2019, 11am – 4pm Age suitability: 2 -12 year olds Price: Child €13, Adult €7 This is an indoor and outdoor...

What to expect on the day of your driving test

Posted on October 9, 2019

You have completed your 12 EDT lessons and applied for your driving test. While you are waiting for your test date you can prepare yourself and your car with our driving test checklist. Don’t leave it until the last minute, the more prepared you are the more comfortable you will feel on the day. Driving Test Checklist to pass on the day After completing your 12 EDT lessons you should book your driving test online with the RSA. Currently, the...

NCT Checklist – National Car Test Ireland

Posted on September 25, 2019

The NCT is part of having a car in Ireland and essential to show your car is roadworthy. We have your questions covered with the most asked NCT questions and our essential NCT Checklist so you don't miss out on anything before your test. What is the National Car Test (NCT)?  The national Car Test (NCT) is a compulsory car examination programme in Ireland since 2000. The aim of the scheme is to improve road safety and reduce harmful car emissions...

Car Insurance when you are Returning to Ireland

Posted on September 18, 2019

If you have made the decision to return home to Ireland you may be wondering how you will make the transition. If you are like many of us have returned from living abroad or thinking of returning to Ireland, the move away in the first place meant that you had sold your car, cancelled your insurance, left your rented or owned home and got rid of anything that you no longer needed. Getting back to life in Ireland may seem...

Best Selling Electric Cars of 2019 in Ireland

Posted on September 11, 2019

As nationwide initiatives and grants continue in 2019 to promote motorists move to electric cars the statistics match up. So far in 2019, according to SIMI Motor Stats, electric cars sales are up 166% on 2018 figures with January and July the two biggest months for sales in Ireland. The top 5 best selling Electric cars are:   1. Nissan Leaf Price starting from: €28,690 Taking the top spot on the best selling electric cars list is the Nissan Leaf....

Top 5 Airport Security Tips for a Quicker Journey

Posted on August 23, 2019

As the summer holiday season begins to slow down and the security lines are not as hectic, we have a few tips that will help you while travelling solo, with your family or with friends. Getting through airport security can be stressful at any time of the year, for some people, but with some pre-airport prep you can simplify the entire process. 1. Prepare liquids in a sealed security bag Each passenger is permitted to bring up to 10 Liquids...

How to Burglar Proof your Home

Posted on August 1, 2019

When you are away from your home on holidays or for longer periods of time, you can be concerned about the safety of your home. We have 8 recommendations for when you are abroad that will help you upgrade your home security in some simple ways. Don’t post on social media: If your 500 Facebook ‘friends’ or any Instagram user who can see your public Instagram account know you are over 8,000 miles away in Beijing you could be leaving...

Back to school competition returns for 2019

Posted on July 30, 2019

As the summer enters its final stage, many families will be getting ready for the back to school preparation over the coming weeks. It has been mentioned by the ILCU that the majority of back to school costs are putting a financial burden on parents and/or guardians. Primary school children will cost roughly €950 to send to school in 2019 while secondary school children will cost a significantly higher amount of €1,400 to prepare for the new year of school....

Taking Care of your Pets in Summer Weather

Posted on July 26, 2019

With hot weather appearing and disappearing over the last few weeks it is important to keep your pet’s safe while both in and around the home. You might think letting them roam around outside is a great idea but in reality it’s important to know what care your pets need during hot weather. 1. Don’t leave your pet in the car - We have all heard the horror stories on social media going viral over the last few years of...