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

End of big-engined Holden is nigh

I took a spin in one of the last big-engined Holden Commodores the other day, the SSV, writes Brian Byrne.

With the imminent closure of the GM-owned brand's Australian manufacturing operations in October, this is the last of the rear-drive power saloons for which Holden is famous.

The Commodore name will continue, but as a FWD European built version of the next Opel Insignia. And it won't have the 6.2 V8 with 583ph that the car I drove has.

Super fast, super noise, and a pussycat in traffic, the Commodore SSV has only been sold in Australia and New Zealand.

Ford closed its Australian manufacturing operation last year, and Toyota has just announced its closure of the Adelaide plant it owns, next October, marking the complete end of the Australian car industry.

The picture above is a special edition of the most powerful Commodore to be built before the Holden plant closes. With 636hp on tap, it's the GTSR W1, of which just 300 units will be built because of the number of engines that will be available to Holden tuner HSV.

And they have all been sold already …


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