Friday 20 October 2017

'132' reg ups car sales

NEW-CAR sales have topped 6,000 for the first two weeks of the '132' registration period. At 6,226, they are running at nearly 5,000 (372pc) more than the 1,317 for the corresponding fortnight in July 2012.

Dealers are tempering their optimism with two qualifications. First, the big increase in buying reflects pent-up demand from those who waited for July. And secondly, the figures have been swollen by the sale of hire-drive cars.

'LOVE/HATE' UK DATE

'Love/Hate' will be brought to a UK-wide audience for the first time on July 24. The four-episode opening season of the gangland phenomenon will receive its UK-wide premiere on Channel 5.

It was the first major acquisition by Ben Frow, former head of programmes at TV3. Australian and South Korean territories picked up the programme in December 2012.

MOTORCYCLE TRAGEDY

A FAMILY is grieving the loss of their son in a motorcycle crash in Australia – the second such tragedy to befall them. Keith Rigney (29), from Westport, Co Mayo, died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle in a rural area outside Darwin in the Northern Territory.

His brother Vincent Rigney was just 17 when he was killed in a motorbike crash outside Westport in July 2001.

BREAST CANCER SURVEY

TEENAGERS who have had to cope with the trauma of seeing their mothers suffer from breast cancer are being recruited for a new Irish survey. The NUI Galway study is focusing on the impact of the disease on sons and daughters aged 14-19.

It will also examine the benefits of an online skills programme designed to help adolescents cope with the situation. Those interested should contact researcher Leonor Rodriguez at the School of Psychology NUIG on 091-493454.

WUFC WIND-UP HALTED

A HIGH Court application to wind up Waterford United Football Club (WUFC) has been adjourned for two weeks. Former first-team manager Stephen Henderson has petitioned the court to wind up WUFC Operations Ltd the company, which operates the League of Ireland First Division club.

Mr Henderson took a case against the club following his dismissal in 2011. Last year he obtained a €37,600 judgment against his former club, which has not been satisfied. Yesterday, the company asked for an adjournment as new solicitors had only come on record last week.

Irish Independent

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