Denis Murphy

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In the 1940s, Bill Stapleton started the first Irish traditional label, the Irish Recording Company. Photograph: Getty

‘Apart from his family and a few surviving acquaintances, very few people seem to know about Bill Stapleton’s Irish Recording Company from the late 19(...)

The crew from the Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat Station rescued a young surfer on Saturday afternoon

A surfer was rescued on Saturday afternoon after getting into difficulty off the west Cork coast. The young man was in difficulty for almost 45 minut(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan  insists  changes to VRT “reflect better rules” in accurately determining carbon emissions  from vehicles. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Controversial changes in vehicle registration tax (VRT) had to be introduced under EU law, and “reflect better rules” in accurately determining carbon(...)

Figures from Volkswagen  showed that proposed tax changes could increase the cost of a new car by as much as €10,000

Increasing taxes on new cars in Budget 2021 is a “step too far”, and new car dealers are instead urging Government to reduce taxes to encourage the pu(...)

There are now 10,290 electric vehicles on the Republic’s roads

Motor dealers claim the Republic will miss emission targets because the Greens and the Government will not talk to the industry. The Irish Car Carbon(...)

Neil Connolly of the Connolly Motor Group says customers are very confused; there are a lot of mixed messages.

Irish car buyers, who increasingly want to go green, are utterly confused about their options and do not know if the electric vehicle (EV) market is a(...)

Irish consumers are “deeply confused” about the environmental impact of their motor vehicle and future purchasing options, and believe the Government’(...)

The Irish Car Carbon Reduction Alliance (ICCRA) has carried out a survey of 1,000 car buyers, and says that 82 per cent don’t think that the Government’s plans for a combustion engine ban is achievable.

A group which represents Irish car dealers has said that confusion over Government plans to a petrol and diesel car sale ban in 2030 is holding back a(...)

The Irish Car Carbon Reduction Alliance (ICCRA) says: “In 2008, the then government set a target of having 250,000 EVs on the road by 2020. Currently there are 8,124.”

Targets set out in the Government’s climate action plan (CAP) for the reduction of Ireland’s car emissions are “unrealistic and doomed to fail”, accor(...)

The Irish Car Carbon Reduction Alliance has been formed to address the current consumer confusion around car engine choices and electric vehicle targets for Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Irish car dealers have formed a new alliance to address the current consumer confusion around car engine choices and electric vehicle targets for Irel(...)

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