About Us


Bob Sweeney established his business some 32 years ago with 1 recovery vehicle and a much smaller premises. Over the years the business has steadily grown to be one of the largest and most advanced vehicle dismantling and ATF’s in the country.

As an Authorised ATF we are able to issue C.O.D. (certs of destruction) for end of life vehicles and we work closely with the local authority to ensure the highest standards are maintained. All parts are removed, cleaned and checked and vehicles are de-polluted in line with and exceeding current legislation. This approach has led to Bob Sweeney being the first ATF to be awarded a 5 year waste collection and treatment permit.

Although sharing the same premises the vehicle dismantlers (Bob Sweeney) and the recovery company (Autotowing) are separate entities but work closely together to ensure a speedy and amicable solution to any issues that may arise. From the recovery of any damaged or end of life vehicles. Autotowing are also vehicle recovery agents Insurance and motoring organisations and as such we have gained a wealth of experience in the recovery of motor vehicles from road traffic accidents to breakdown and even repair at scene wheel changes and the like.

We are also on contract to An Garda Siochana for the collection, storage and subsequent disposal of impounded vehicles while also supplying technical facilities for the Garda and PSV officers.

Autotowing, like Bob Sweeney, have earned a reputation for excellent service which has been reflected in the many awards and praise received from the motoring organisations and the attaining of PAS43 approval & IFRS accreditation.

For a fast efficient response to calls and a friendly service to the respective vehicle owner you can rely on Autotowing and Bob Sweeney.

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1.1 Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeney located at Ballina Co Limerick Ireland , is committed to comliance with all relevant EU member state laws in respect of personal Data , and the protection of the ' rights and freedoms' of all individuals whose information Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeney colleccts and process in accordance with the General Data protection regulation (GDPR).

1.2 Compliace with the GDPR is described by this policy and other relevant policies such as the information security policy , along with connected processes and procedures.

1.3 The GDPR and this policy apply to all of Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeney's personal data processing functions performed by clients , personal data and any other personal Data Autotowing Ltd / Bob sweeney's process from any source.

1.4 Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeneys has establised objectives for data protection and privacy , which are in process information management system (PIMS) and GDPR objectives Record.

1.5 GDPR controller is responsible for reviewing the register of processing annually in the light of any changes to Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeneys activities (as determind by changes to the data inventory register aand the managent review) and to any additional requirements idenby means of Data protection impact assessments .

1.6 This policy applies to all Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeneys staff . Any breach of the GPDR will be dealt with under Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeneys disciplinary policy and may also be criminal offence , in which case the matter will be reported ass soon as possible to the appropriate authorities.

1.7 Any employee working with or for Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeneys and who have or may have access to personal data , will be ecpected to have read , understood and to comply with this policy . No third party may access personal data held by Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeneys without having first entered into a data confidentially agreement , which imposes on the third party obligations no less onerous than those to which Autotowing Ltd / Bob Sweeneys is committed , and which gives Autotowing LTD / Bob Sweeneys the right to audit compliance with the agreement.