It’s the weekend between the Irish Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup, but it’s another busy and important one. I have three rides this afternoon at Fairyhouse, but it’s Douvan, in the Tied Cottage Chase tomorrow at Punchestown, who will be focus of most attention.
America’s largest carmaker General Motors has been forced to recall 25.7m vehicles so far this year and is being sued after faults were linked to at least 13 deaths. Now it has emerged, the company may have been ignoring warnings for years. Tim Higgins and Nick Summers investigate.
General Motors recalled another 8.45 million more vehicles yesterday — surpassing the record for US safety fixes by an carmaker in a calendar year, as chief executive Mary Barra steps up efforts to shed GM’s reputation for foot-dragging on defective parts.
General Motors Co suffered from "incompetence and neglect" in dealing with a long-running ignition-switch defect in vehicles linked to at least 13 deaths, CEO Mary Barra said yesterday, as she announced the creation of a fund to compensate victims.
General Motors yesterday announced three more recalls, related to airbag deployment and other issues, and said it would take a $300m (€215m) charge primarily to cover the costs related to these actions as well as the previous recall for faulty ignition switches.