Motor Tax Rates Buses and Coaches

Motor Tax rates changed in the budget of 2012 and this also affects tax rates for LARGE P.S.V. AND YOUTH/COMMUNITY BUS (effective 1 January 2013)   Seating Capacity  Annual € Half-year €*  Quarterly €! Arrears Monthly €# 9 to 20 seats 154 85 43 12.83 21 to 40...

Motor Tax Goods Vehicles 2013

Goods Vehicles Motor Tax Rates Motor tax for Goods Vehicles was increased in the Budget 2012 to the rates below. Goods Vehicles are taxed based on the unladen weight The rates for GOODS VEHICLES (effective 1 January 2013) Unladen Weight (kg) Annual € Half-year €*...

Christmas Road Safety

The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Siochana launched their Road Safety Campaign for Christmas 2012 this week. The campaign focuses on Driver Behaviour. Primarily the campaign focuses on high risk driving behaviour. At  the launch  Over the festive period, there...

Exempt From Motor Tax

Did you know some vehicles are exempt from paying motor tax? Is your vehicle exempt from paying motor tax in Ireland? Believe it or not quite a few vehicle types are mainly those that are involved with the rescue services, state owned and diplomatic vehicles and some...

Private Car Tax Rates to Rise

Private Car Tax Rates from January 2013 Private car motor tax rates are to rise in January 2013 following another budget which saw increases in taxes generally (no mater what they say) and reductions in some basic rights such as unemployment assistance and child...

Ten Tips for Driving on Icy Roads

Driving Safer on Icy Roads Slow Down and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. Don’t rely on other road users to leave space. It’s your job to control it.  You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of...

Penalty Points most common offences

What’s the most common driving offence in Ireland to attract penalty points? It’s not drink driving as many people people think – it’s speeding. Penalty points introduced 10 years ago in 2002 have been very effective according to road safety...

Road Deaths in Ireland – Driver CPC

Driver CPC Driver CPC training for drivers covers statistics including the number of road deaths in Ireland over the last number of years. However figures have been kept regarding road deaths since 1959. One of the benefits of the course is being able to access these...

Driver CPC Foreign Licence Holders

Supposing you are a foreign driver and living in Ireland and you have not exchanged your licence can you do the Driver CPC course? The answer is yes you can. Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is a European Wide Initiative and is available to drivers...

Directions and map to National Ploughing Championship 2012

View Larger Map The National Ploughing Championships 2012 gets under way next week and as reported on our Twitter Feed this week the signs and directions are already up around the Carlow and Kilkenny areas. This year the event is in Heathpark, New Ross, Co Wexford....