Slim and sporty: the new Opel Astra takes to the forest roads between France and Germany

We’re threading along narrow forest roads that criss-cross between France and Germany. Every 10 minutes or so, the signs change from one lingua to (...)

As many as 2,500 lives could be saved by having mandatory auto-dial systems

All new cars, from March 31st 2018, will have to be fitted with an e-call system which rings the emergency services if you have a crash and ar(...)

Fr Joe O’Keefe and relatives of Karen Buckley arrive at Cork Airport from Glasgow with her remains.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Huge crowds are expected in Mallow on Monday evening for the removal of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley after her body was brought home from Scot(...)

Many customers  focusing on cost control and unwilling to finance  large marketing campaigns, WPP’s chief executive Martin Sorrell said on release of first quarter results. Photograph: Alan Betson.

WPP said 2015 would continue to be “demanding” after sales growth at the world’s largest advertising company slowed last quarter. The London-based fir(...)

Sergio Marchionne wants to find a new owner or partner for Fiat but it’s a tall financial order

The turnaround at Fiat over the past decade has been little short of startling. Back in 2005, Fiat was burning through cash like there was a bush f(...)

The average premium car today has more than a mile of cables, between 50 and 70 control units and the computing power of 20 advanced PCs. But only (...)

Citroen Ireland claims that you would have to cover 136,000km to break even on buying a diesel.

So, how many of us made a mistake? When the then coalition government of Fianna Fail and the Greens flipped the Vehicle Registration Tax and Motor Tax(...)

End of the road: Belfast-Waterford-Dublin-Waterford-Belfast, over the course of four days. By the end I was deaf, my left leg had developed a cramping twitch and my wallet was sucked dry by the 25mpg thirst.

If they’ve put up a special museum exhibit all about you, it probably means you’re old now. I wonder if that’s how the late, great Nelson Mandela felt(...)

Take-up of high-tech car safety systems is far lower among Irish buyers than it is across Europe

European car buyers are becoming ever more safety-conscious and are prepared to put down hard cash to underline that fact. According to a new custo(...)

Handout photo issued by PSNI of a Ford Fiesta, after a Kyle Neil was found dead in the boot of the car. Photograph: PA

A 26-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with murdering a man whose body was found in the boot of a car.Wesley (...)