Gavin Hydes, group managing director, said he is confident the business can benefit from an overall rise in consumer confidence, although he warns that the recovery is still fragile.

Jaguar/Land Rover facility in north Dublin and new Porsche facility planned

Korean carmaker’s new model delivers on road but lacks funky supermini sparkle

Eddie Murphy, outgoing MD at Ford: “This year, from a passenger car perspective, it was a difficult year because we didn’t have the new Mondeo.”

Outgoing MD Eddie Murphy reflects on 14 behind the wheel at Ford

 Toyota Motor Corp emblem: David Shannon is handing over the keys to Toyota’s Ireland operations on December 31st to his deputy Steve Tormey. Shannon was behind the wheel at Toyota for 20 years as managing director.  Photograph: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

It’s all change at the top at Ford and Toyota but no MD announced yet at Volkswagen

Saloon market still vitally important to mainstream car giants but who wins out in the battle for buyers?

The directors’ report of General Motors Ireland’s says the firm had a 6.2 per cent market share in 2013. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Staff numbers at Irish arm of US car giant rose significantly in 2013

New Ford Mondeo: prices released for range as cars arrive in dealerships next week

Entry-level Style version expected to start at €27,500 with new Mondeos in showrooms from next week

Renault has lent to over 12,000 Irish motorists since it introduced its banking arm to Ireland.

French car firm’s banking arm has lent to 12,000 Irish car buyers since 2011. Bank also passed ECB stress tests.

Interior of new Opel Corsa takes many cues from Opel Adam

Big news is addition of firm’s three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine to the range

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