Greenpeace activists demonstrate at the entrance to the Volkswagen  plant in Wolfsburg, central Germany, in November. Photograph: Peter Steffen/AFP/Getty Images

When the world’s second biggest car maker suffers, as it admits itself, the worst tribulations of its 78-year history, then you know that something bi(...)

Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co: “I know whatever I predict will be wrong because this world is changing so quickly.” Photograph: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images

“History is more or less bunk. It is tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s(...)

Per ardua – through hardship. ad astra – to the stars. Who says Latin is a dead language? Obsolete, since the fall of the Roman Empire (unless you rea(...)

The group has 10 dealerships across Ireland and is due to open a  Jaguar and Land Rover outlet in Airside Retail Park in north Co Dublin

One of Ireland’s largest car retailers, Joe Duffy Motor Group, more than a doubled its profits last year as car sales recovered from the recess(...)

The  Range Rover Evoque convertible SUV is displayed during the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The show may not have been the busiest in terms of new metal heading for Irish roads, but there is a scramble among carmakers for US market share a(...)

Brave New World: has our watchfulness against a frontal attack from tyrants blind-sided us to the threat from within?

A book appeared in 1930 with a fascinating, haunting idea: a pill that replaces all human concerns and inner conflict with a mood of serene conform(...)

The struggling Spanish Seat nameplate,  owned by VW, fell 11 per cent, but premium badge Audi rose 4.1 per cent. Photograph:   Scott Olson/Getty Images

Slowing sales at Europe’s biggest carmakers, including scandal-hit Volkswagen, took the pace off growth in the market last month, as registrations inc(...)

German authorities have found signs of elevated pollutants in diesels from several carmakers

Volkswagen has set an end-November deadline for its whistleblower programme meant to encourage staff to reveal to hired investigators what they know a(...)

A Land Rover Defender vehicle  is driven off an inspection line in Birmingham.   Land Rover has recorded significant growth in recent years, up from 408 in 2013 to 532 last year.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Jaguar Land Rover’s Irish distributor saw turnover rise 37 per cent last year to €110 million as recovery in the motor trade took hold. Part of the O(...)

Volkswagen was the most popular car brand in Ireland last month, with 473 new cars licensed, despite the emissions scandal.

The number of new cars on Irish roads rose 31.6 per cent over the first ten months compared to the same period last year. According to figures from t(...)