The Maserati Quattroporte, always a big car, has grown even bigger. It’s so big it dwarfs the stretched versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the (...)

Burt Reynolds, the man most middle-aged men are trying to be. Photograph from Smokey and the Bandit

Worryingly, this year I hit the same age as Billy Crystal’s character in City Slickers. Yes, I am now in the same age bracket as the central player(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny sits with New York mayor Bill de Blasio (third from right) during a service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York yesterday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson / Reuters 1:42

In New York yesterday, for the second time in two days, Enda Kenny found himself with the mayor of a major American city who wouldn’t go the St Pat(...)

The new Ford F-150 pickup

Detroit is, of course, an American car show so perhaps we’d better mention some of the Yankee metal on show there, even if these are cars that will li(...)

New Chyrsler 200

It may be one of the less well fancied debuts at the Detroit Motor Show (Or North American International Auto Show, to give it its full and correct na(...)

Jonathan Iriwin: has a salary of €90,000 as chief executive of Jack and Jill, but took nothing for the first six years of existence

The founder of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation Jonathan Irwin has called on the chairman of the Central Remedial Clinic, Hamilton Goulding, to(...)

Lexus is clearly laying down a marker that it wants to compete with BMW in emotive terms with this, the new RC Coupe. Based on the IS saloon, the RC w(...)

Strict rules banning cars more than 10 years’ old on China’s roads kept the brake on the market for classic cars, but it seems rising middle-class inc(...)

Injured pedestrians are attended to after a car crashes into pedestrians on the boardwalk in Venice Beach in California. Photograph: Reuters

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a driver plowed his car into pedestrians on the popular Venice Beach boardwalk, killin(...)

Conal O’Brien: could almost be described as a reluctant businessman

In many respects, Conal O’Brien was an unlikely candidate to succeed in the Irish motor industry. Discreet and reserved, he had an avers(...)