EV sales slide while hybrids surge in Ireland so far this year

EV sales slide while hybrids surge in Ireland so far this year

Ireland has seen a 20 percent decline in the sale of new electric cars in the first five months of 2024 in comparison to the same time last year, according to a new report released on Wednesday. A total of 9,458 EVs were licensed between January and May this year, down from 11,918 during the

Ireland Opens Recruitment for Garda Reserve: Opportunities for Non-Residents

Ireland Opens Recruitment for Garda Reserve: Opportunities for Non-Residents

Ireland has begun recruiting 650 new members for the Garda Reserve, aiming to reach a total of 1,000 members by 2026, up from the current 341. This initiative offers a significant opportunity for non-residents, including Indians, to join the country’s volunteer police force, An Garda Síochána. As part of the recruitment drive, stipends for reserve

AIB's New Green Mortgage Initiative

Homebuilders in Ireland to Benefit from AIB’s New Green Mortgage Initiative

AIB has made a significant move to incentivize eco-friendly home construction by introducing discounted green mortgages for builders in Ireland. This initiative aims to promote energy-efficient housing, with lower interest rates offered to those adhering to specific standards, including Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) criteria. Under the new scheme, individuals constructing their own homes or

New Single Permit System for Work and Residence

New Single Permit System for Work and Residence to Be Introduced in Ireland

In a move to streamline the process for individuals seeking to work and live in Ireland, the government has announced plans to implement a single permit system over the next three years. This system will allow both employment and residence permits to be obtained through a single application. Currently, Ireland, along with Denmark, is one

Several Indians among 49 killed in major building fire in Kuwait

Several Indians among 49 killed in major building fire in Kuwait

At least 49 persons, including several Indians, were killed in Kuwait after a fire broke out in a building housing labourers early Wednesday. The blaze, which took place in the city of Mangaf in southern Kuwait, also left nearly 50 workers injured, according to the Health Ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the incident as

Electric Car Sales Decline in Ireland, Toyota Leads Market

Electric car sales in Ireland have declined again this year, showing a significant 21.85% drop. EVs now make up just 13% of the total market share. Despite this decrease, the overall car market in Ireland grew by 3.8%. Petrol cars dominate the market with a 33.3% share, while diesel cars hold 23%. Hybrid cars are

Guide to Rent Tax Credit

Save €1500 a Year: Your Guide to Rent Tax Credit in Ireland

Living in Ireland can be expensive, especially when it comes to rent. But did you know there’s a way to ease that burden? Enter Rent Tax Credit, a government initiative designed to help eligible individuals save money on their rent. Here’s everything you need to know: What is Rent Tax Credit? Rent Tax Credit is

Apple Announces Exciting New Features in iOS 18

Apple Announces Exciting New Features in iOS 18

Apple has unveiled a series of new features coming to iPhones with the iOS 18 update. Among the highlights are the ability to lock apps, record phone calls, and create custom emojis. One of the most talked-about additions is the integration of ChatGPT, enhancing the use of artificial intelligence on Apple devices. Technology Correspondent Jess

Ireland Shines at European Championships with Second Gold

Ireland Shines at European Championships with Second Gold

Ireland has secured its second gold medal at the European Athletics Championships in Rome, thanks to a stunning performance by Ciara Mageean in the women’s 1,500m race. Mageean, from Portaferry, Northern Ireland, clocked an impressive 4:04.66 to claim the top spot. This victory marks a significant achievement for Mageean, who previously won bronze in the