Renault teams with Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

Renault Ireland and The Restaurant Association of Ireland have announced Renault Ireland as the official car partner of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017, writes Trish Whelan . The Irish Restaurant Awards (RAI) will travel around the country driving new Renault models for a series of regional events this March to announce county and regional award winners across 15 different categories. County winners will be announced at four regional events with over 600 guests expected to attend each. This year’s host counties for the events are Kilkenny, Fermanagh, Limerick and Sligo. This year over 80,000 individual nominations were cast online from 11-25 January. Pictured above are Ciara Doyle (Business Development & Sponsorship Manager, Restaurant Association of Ireland), and Liz O’Gorman (Marketing Manager Renault Ireland) with two chefs from The Radisson Blue St Helen’s, Stillorgan Road, Dublin. Speaking on the quantity of nominations received, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland

Busy year ahead for Mercedes-Benz

2017 promises to be another busy year for Mercedes-Benz in Ireland, writes Trish Whelan.

The German carmaker increased its sales here by 44pc this year.

Scheduled to arrive in Q1 will be a new 'dream car' in the shape of a new S-Class Cabriolet which will bring the joys of open-top driving to the premier S-Class range. Also in Q1, the E-Class range will gain an E-Class Coupe followed in mid-year by an E-Class Cabriolet, and a new E-Class All-Terrain model as well as a revamped GLA entry-level SUV.

In 2017, the company will advance developments already in the pipeline, including their entry into electric-powered motoring. It's expected that Q3 will see two especially exotic AMG models - a GTR and GTC.

Ciaran Allen, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Ireland said "Over recent years, as new models have become available, we have seen Mercedes-Benz expand its base in city and suburban driveways, in rural environments, and amongst younger drivers, male and female.

“As models due here in 2017 indicate, this new approach is now an embedded element in the unfolding Mercedes-Benz story as the company plots its course towards 2020 and the expected doubling of its market share globally” he said.

Pictured above is the Mercedes-AMG GTR – one of the exotic introductions planned by the German luxury carmaker for 2017.


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