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

Octavia gets upgrade

Skoda has revealed mid-life upgrades to its current Octavia, writes Brian Byrne.

They include detail changes to the front styling including new headlights using LED technology. There are also new rear LED lights.

A reworking of the interior includes an option for colour-controlled LED ambient lighting.

There are new driver assist systems, including a trailer assist and what is described as predictive pedestrian protection. The car is slightly longer and the rear track has been increased.

Powertrain options are petrol and diesels in outputs ranging from 86hp to 184hp. A new option is a 150hp diesel with AWD.


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