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Cork tops list of counties for drink driving related fatalities on our roads – Clune says it’s time to consider alcohol interlocks for repeat drunk drivers

Cork accounts for nearly a fifth of all road deaths in the country this year Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has said she is extremely concerned at figures from An Garda Síochána that show that Cork has one of the worst records in the country when it comes to drink driving related fatalities and that almost a fifth of all road deaths this

Volvo sponsor Kinsale’s Harte brothers

Hockey players David and Conor Harte from Kinsale who are representing Ireland in the Olympics pictured during a visit to J&P Motors at Mahon Point with Peter Russell, (Selling dealer principal Mahon Point), Stephen Teap (Volvo Ireland) and Ian Dockrell (Volvo Brand Manager). Volvo and Johnson & Perrott are proudly sponsoring a Volvo V60 for the twins in the lead up to the Olympics. Pic: Billy MacGill.

Ted’s Opel Vauxhall Run 2013

PLANS are well underway for Macroom man, Ted’s Opel Vauxhall Run 2013. This is now a well established Annual Run for all Opel, Vauxhall & GM enthusiasts in general and one of the largest Opel/Vauxhall gatherings in Ireland. This year on August 10th the Run will be based at the Quality Hotel in Killarney.

Gardaí launch Operation Light Up

?A safety initiative entitled “Light Up” will take place nationally on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February 2013.   Its aim is to address the significant issue of defective, broken, missing or inappropriate use of vehicle lighting.

West Cork Vintage Club at the National Classic Car Show

IT was a great weekend for West Cork Vintage club at the National Classic Car Show in the RDS, Dublin as their stand attracted a lot of interest from those attending and a lot of photos being taken of the club’s stand with the Jack Lynch Cortina and Mark Page’s Alvis on display. Picture shows the Jack Lynch  car at the West Cork Vintage Club stand.

West Cork to benefit from €40 million road funding for Co. Cork

TOWNS across West Cork are set to benefit from the €40 million road funding allocation for County Cork just announced for local and regional road works in 2013.   Among the projects to get fundung is the Dunmanway Relief Road project which recieves €125,000; while Kinsale and Clonakilty Town Councils each receive €161,000 and Skibbereen Town Council gets €115,000.  

New driving licence to be phased in from January 2013

FROM January 2013, anyone who applies for their first learner permit or is renewing their driving licence will receive a modern, plastic, credit-card sized version. The new licence will be in a format that is standardised and recognisable throughout the EU and is one of the changes being introduced in Ireland as part of a new EU Directive.

Launch of Christmas and New Year road safety campaign

THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána today launched their Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign in collaboration with the National Spinal Injuries Unit in the Mater Hospital. The focus of this year’s campaign is serious injuries as a result of collisions as statistics showed that 19,681 people were seriously injured in a collision in the period 1996 to 2011.

Motorbike training launched at the Bantry Driving Academy

THE rules around motorcycle training are set to change in January 2013, as the Road Safety Authority rolls out its campaign to introduce more rigorous training for all road users. Now learners can train to meet those new standards in West Cork as the Bantry Driving Academy launches lessons for motorcyclists at its state-of-the-art training facility.  

Ted’s Opel-Vauxhall Run

THE Ted’s Opel-Vauxhall Run 2012 will take place on August 11th and this year it will be based in The Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff. Registration will take place from 9am -10am and departing the Hotel grounds at 10.15.

Gardaí launch Operation “Slow Down”

FROM 7am on Friday 6th July to 7am on Saturday 7th July, An Garda Síochána, along with other stakeholders, will run Operation “Slow Down”. The objectives of the Operation are to raise awareness of the dangers of inappropriate and excessive speed, reduce the number of speed related collisions, and therefore save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

Stay safe on the roads during the school holidays

IT’S that time of year again, when thousands of primary schoolchildren around the country begin their summer holidays. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to watch out for children when using the roads, as there will be an increase in children playing, walking and cycling on the roads.

West Cork bike-run

THE second annual West Cork bike-run in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin takes place this coming Sunday, May 13th. The run sets off from the usual starting point at the Viaduct Inn on the Bandon Road just outside of Cork city.

Road safety abroad for summer 2012

THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are appealing to people travelling abroad over the summer months not to leave road safety in the departure lounge. This comes as figures obtained from the Department of Foreign Affairs indicate that up to 193 Irish citizens died while abroad in 2011, an decrease of 18 people on 2010 figures. A number of these were as a

Finbarr Galvin Škoda announce partnership with Bandon GAA

FINBARR Galvin Škoda have announced the sponsorship of Bandon GAA club. The three year sponsorship deal will include the adult, U21 and minor football and hurling teams. The adult Hurling team, current county intermediate champions, compete in the Premier Intermediate Hurling and the footballers compete in the Junior A championship and are currently reigning West Cork Junior A football champions.