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Famous Cars of the Big and Small Screen Part 2

Posted on September 22, 2016

Has you favourite car made the list? As a follow up to the last blog about famous cars here are some more cars that have been stars of film and TV over the years. Reliant Robin This little three wheel car was first built in the early 70’s. It was originally designed to be able to be driven and taxed on a motorcycle licence. During the 70’s fuel crisis they gained popularity for the savings the produced in terms of...

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency

Posted on September 22, 2016

Reduce your Costs by Increasing Car Fuel Efficiency Keeping a car on the road can be expensive. Motor tax, insurance and car maintenance all add up over on a yearly basis. It’s always worthwhile to take a step back to see where you can save. Shopping around for car insurance and purchasing a reliable car are some ways to keep your budget lower but how do you keep it down on a continual basis? One way to reduce your bill...

Taste of Dublin 16 – 19 June 2016

Posted on September 22, 2016

Taste of Dublin Festival If you’re looking for a fun activity to do this weekend, why not head over to Iveagh Gardens to enjoy Taste of Dublin. The annual festival runs from 16 to 19 June and has a range of culinary delights for you to experience. With plenty of food and entertainment available, you’ll find something to enjoy whether you’re a foodie or just looking for a day out with the family. With sunny weather predicted for the weekend,...

Considering a Hybrid or Electric Car?

Posted on September 22, 2016

Alternative Car Types Are you thinking about buying a hybrid car or an electric car? The popularity of electric and hybrid cars has increased in recent years as commuters strive to save money on the running costs of their cars and have also become more aware of the effects of driving on the environment. We've previously looked into realistic alternatives to diesel burning cars. Here, we've compared Hybrid and Electric Cars.   The Difference Between a Hybrid car and an...

The Best Vans of 2016

Posted on September 22, 2016

A Countdown of the Best Selling Vans of 2016 Earlier this year we has a look at the top selling cars of 2016. Now, we've taken a look at the best selling vans of 2016 so far. If you're thinking of buying a van or just like to follow the trends, read on. 3. Volkswagen Transporter If you’re thinking of upgrading your Volkswagen Transporter to a new one, you might not notice very many changes in the exterior of the...

Safety Ahead of Glory – Zika at Olympics 2016

Posted on September 22, 2016

Zika Virus in Brazil Brazil has been at the epicenter of a frightening outbreak of the dreaded mosquito-borne Zika virus. In 1952, the first human cases were detected and since then outbreaks in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands have occured. Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. Zika is spread through sexual intercourse with an infected man or passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Fever, rash, joint pain, and...

Evolution of Motor Cars in Ireland

Posted on September 22, 2016

First Cars in Ireland Until 1898, there were no cars in Ireland. The first car imported into Ireland was a Benz Velo which arrived in 1898. Cars were extremely expensive and in 1904, only 38 motor vehicles registered. This had risen to 5,058 by 1911 and 19,554 in 1914. This also led to an increase in the number of petrol dealers in the country, which doubled between 1901-1914.  In 1917 Henry Ford established Henry Ford & Son Ltd. It began...

Sun Protection – Protect Your Skin

Posted on September 22, 2016

Sun Protection at Home and Abroad Sun protection is important to protect against cancer. It also helps to keep your skin in good condition. It's hard to believe that the summer school holidays have started our summer sunshine should well and truly arrive. While we're not always basking in glorious sunshine in Ireland, it's still important to protect your skin from the sun. This still applies even on the days that it doesn’t shine. According to Standards Australia, the following...

8 Interesting and Fun Facts about the Olympic Games

Posted on September 22, 2016

Olympic Games 2016 The summer of sport continues with the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games just as Euro 2016 concludes. Here’s 8 fun facts you need to know about this historic event. Rio 2016 will be the first time in Olympic games history that a South American country will host the Games. Rio won its bid in 2009, beating cities such as Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo. The torch relay began on 21st April 2016 at the Game's birthplace of Olympia...

Meeting Michael Conlan

Posted on September 22, 2016

Michael Conlan Michael Conlan has achieved a lot at just 24 years old. He has already won gold at the Commonwealth Games, European Championships and World Championships. He also managed to secure bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Michael's Background Michael Conlan grew up in Belfast in a family immersed in boxing. His father is his boxing coach and his brother Jamie is also a professional boxer. In 2015, Michael became a proud father to Luisne. Michael has...