Spooktacular fun at Ballyseedy

With Halloween creeping in, locals and visitors to Ballyseedy Home and Garden are in for a few tricks and treats as the lifestyle outlet hosts ‘Samhain at Ballyseedy Home and Garden’.

Between now and November 6th next Ballyseedy Home and Garden have created a little bit of Spooktacular magic for their customers as visitors to the outlet will enjoy both a unique autumnal atmosphere and a world of Halloween enchantment.

To add to the festivities, the café at Ballyseedy will be serving ‘Samhain Coffees to go’ with pumpkin faces, along with other delicious delights from the café’s all-day new takeaway menu.

Hybrid owners set to benefit from budget

Ireland’s new motor tax system announced in today’s budget will see new car buyers who opt for more sustainable vehicles such as hybrid electrics and EVs benefiting with lower VRT, while petrol and diesel cars with higher emissions will be more expensive.

As a result of today’s budget, January 2021 will now see a new emissions-based tax system for new cars tested under WLTP. By virtue of their comparatively low CO2 and NOx emissions, hybrids will on balance greatly benefit from this new tax regime, making them a very affordable and viable option for diesel and petrol car owners who are ready to take their first step towards cleaner, electrified motoring.

Steve Tormey, CEO of Toyota Ireland, which predominantly sells hybrid cars, said: “I welcome the introduction of the new tax bands for passenger cars proposed in today’s budget. They clearly indicate the future policy direction for government, whereby motorists will now be increasingly rewarded for purchasing lower emitting vehicles, such as hybrid and electric, while paying more if opting for higher emission vehicles, such as diesel. We see the new VRT system as a positive impact on the car market for 2021, by giving consumers clarity about Government intentions for car purchases.