Will front-wheel-drive hold it back against the Focus RS?

Well, it’s finally here. Following a process of drip-feeding facts, photos and rumours to the world for what seems like decades, Honda is finally givi(...)

Opel is now the only mainstream car maker to have hot versions of all of its core models – the Corsa, Astra and Insignia

Opel’s hot Corsa, the OPC (which stands for Opel Performance Centre – think of it as AMG for hatchbacks) will gain 17bhp over the outgoing version to (...)

Battery version of the Karl should be on sale by 2018

Before the first petrol-engined versions have even been released to the public, Opel is prepping an electric version of the new Karl city car, which s(...)

Retired Detective Garda Denis Harrington, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday after giving evidence in the High Court action for damages by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins

The arrest of journalist Ian Bailey was regarded as the “apex” of the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in late (...)

Best pick for executive car: BMW 5 Series

EXECUTIVE CARS Best in class: BMW 5 Series It’s another case here of rivals getting closer and closer to a BMW product but never quite(...)

The Irish housing market is at last in some kind of recovery mode which is a moment for huzzahs if you’re selling and a moment for huzznots if you’(...)

 Callum McGregor has signed a new five-year contract with Celtic. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Tottenham will be looking to replicate local rivals Arsenal’s recent success against Besiktas after being paired with the Turkish side in Group C of(...)

The high-tech new 1.0-litre turbo petrol will be key to Corsa’s appeal

“We’re not out to create a line-up of Russian dolls.” That’s the word from Mark Adams, vice president of design at GM Europe, when quizzed about wh(...)

Ready to rock: Opel’s Adam Rocks at Auto Mobil International 2014, in Leipzig. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt/EPA

Opel, GM’s European subsidiary, is planning to turn around more than a decade of losses and corporate turmoil by launching 27 models in the next four (...)

 Advertisement for Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd (ICI) – image taken from the British Catalogue of Plastics publication, 1948. Photograph:  Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL/Getty Images

For most of the 20th century Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) was Britain’s leading industrial company. It was formed in 1926 through the merger of (...)