Testing times: The Equa air quality index tests are carried out by an independent firm called Emissions Analytics

In what may be regarded as something of a turning point for Volkswagen after its diesel emissions scandal, many of the German car giant’s current Eur(...)

Tim Redfern’s motor insurance renewal quote was €600, up from €456 the previous year, but he shopped around and eventually got his cover renewed for €404

Irish motorists could be forgiven for thinking car insurance companies are making it up as they go along. Take Robert Bogue’s case. He is in his 30s, (...)

The new Fiat Tipo: arriving in Ireland later this year

The new Fiat Tipo has’t even gone on sale yet, but the four-door saloon version has already picked up one European award - the Autobest 2016 award. Wi(...)

Karl-Thomas Neumann, CEO of Opel Group, poses with the Car of the Year award next to the Opel Astra during the presentation ahead of the 86th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Opel’s Astra is the Car of the Year in Europe for 2016. Announced at an awards event at the Geneva motor show, the new family hatchback pipped the lat(...)

The new Opel Astra is  a vast improvement on the previous car and a really impressive well-priced package of engineering talent and new tech

How do you compare a BMW 7-Series to a Skoda Superb? Or a Volvo XC90 to a Mazda MX-5? Yet this is the quandary we find ourselves in as jury members f(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is investigating after a  woman died and four people, including two children, were injured in a   car crash in Co Westmeath involving an off-duty garda.  Photograph: Collins.

A woman has died and four people, including two children, have been hospitalised after a car crash in Co Westmeath involving an off-duty garda in the (...)

 Mylan first tried to buy Meda in 2014, but its offer was rejected. Photograph: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Mylan, the generic drugmaker, is poised to announce a takeover of Sweden’s Meda, according to people briefed on the deal. The takeover of Meda would h(...)

Porsche has responded to the fall off in Boxster sales  with a new four-cylinder turbo flat-four, in either 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre capacities.

The announcement of a new Jaguar or Porsche would be decently sized news all on its own, as would official details and images of a new Opel sports cou(...)

Two 17-year-olds died on Thursday  when their car crashed near Markethill, Co Armagh,  at about 8.30am.

Two teenagers have died in a road crash in Co Armagh. It is understood the two 17-year-olds were on their way to college when their car crashed near(...)

Students arrive for counselling in ever increasing numbers. Many feel anxious and disconnected, have poor body image and feel pressure to be successful. Photograph: Thinkstock

Perhaps you are acquainted with the beautiful large granite stone, which stands to the right of the entrance to Glendalough, ancient monastery and ce(...)