Mercedes C-Class: Finally Mercedes has a model that really does compete with the A4 and 3 Series

This year’s car of the year competition is something of a curate’s egg: there is no stand-out winner for me. Last year, the title was won by the Pe(...)

In the shadows: to pursue cartels and price-fixing conspiracies, investigators from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission must search for operations that, by their very nature, do everything they can to remain secret. photograph: thinkstock

At a court sentencing in Galway in 2012, the final chapter in a complex story of price-fixing came to a close when Pat Hegarty, a then 40-year-old for(...)

 CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin said cartels result in higher prices, poorer quality and less choice for consumers. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Illegal deals to rig bids for both public and private contracts are on the rise, according to the State’s competition watchdog, which is extending an(...)

The 2016 Audi AG Q7 sports utility vehicle. European car sales rose 4.9 per cent in December from a year earlier

European car sales in 2014 rose for the first time in seven years on demand for low-cost motors from Renault and Volkswagen. The gradual revival from (...)

The shortlist for this year’s Car of the year 2015 has been announced. Making thefinal cut are: BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer; Citroen’s C4 Cactus; the(...)

How do you review a car that has already been reviewed? The problem for the new Citroën C1, and indeed for the poor journalists assigned to write abou(...)

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’(...)

French President Francois Hollande (L) speaks with Carlos Tavares (R), CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroen, as French Minister of Economy Emmanuel Macron (C) looks on during an official visit to the Paris Motor show earlier this month.

PSA Peugeot Citroen boss Carlos Tavares is receiving praise for keeping his company’s numbers looking positive even as its profit margins take a batte(...)

After seven years in the realm of concept the Cactus has finally blossomed into production and is proving to be one of the pleasant motoring surprises(...)