Behold: an extremely well preserved 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale Coupe – one of 46 remaining examples of a lightweight, 1.8l, all-wheel drive, turbo and supercharger-equipped chunk of auto-angularity designed solely to win the fractious Group B World Rally Championship, which it did in 1986 before being banned from competition by the FIA.
Come [out tomorrow] and support us. We need every car, every van, every person possible to show the government and the insurance corporations that they answer to us. The power is with the people, they know this, we need to recognise this too.
…Meet us in Dublin at midday. We will drive through the city from midday and from 13.30 we will have on-stage entertainment followed by guest speakers in Merrion Square.
…Here is a brief outline of what we’d like to see happen:
Establish a task force (similar to the motor Insurance Advisory Board previously in place)
Tackle the claims culture more aggressively.
Reduce compensation payouts.
More transparent pricing structures of all insurance companies
More transparency on out-of-court settlements
Insurance purchased within any EU member state to be valid in Ireland
Former workers and supporters and Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin gather outside Clery’s, O’Connell Street, Dublin for a rally organised by SIPTU to protest against the store’s abrupt closure.
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)