Seán MacBride:  his list of “principles” included provision for affirmative action in the workplace to tackle Catholic under-representation.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

British government concern at the success of an Irish-American campaign to have the “MacBride principles” on fair employment in Northern Ireland adop(...)

General Motors and other car manufacturers are reducing production due to economic impact of Ukraine conflict. Photograph: Reuters

General Motors, the world’s second-biggest carmaker, is cutting production in Russia as deliveries drop amid a weakening economy stemming from the gov(...)

VW is feeling the chilly wind of cost cuts and union anger as it seeks to trim €5 billion from its bills

While it remains Europe’s biggest and richest car-maker and is neck-and-neck in the global sales race with those two other automotive titans, General (...)

Despite Americans’ love of pickups, the average fuel economy is improving

Sales of cars in the US, which were as ravaged by the financial storms of 2008-2013 as they where anywhere else, have lately climbed back to a healthy(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Stephen Vernon and Pat Gunn of Green REIT at the company’s listing  on the Irish Stock Exchange in July last year. FTI advised the company on its IPO. Photograph: Eric Luke

FTI Consulting’s capital markets team in Dublin, led by Mark Kenny and Jonathan Neilan, saw its revenue increase by 36 per cent to €1.79 million last (...)

Second quarter profit for GM tumbled from $1.26 billion in Q2 2013 to $190 million this year

Costs associated with the massive “Ignition Switch” safety recall and the continued expense of restructuring Opel’s European operations have massively(...)

GM is eyeing a small SUV and a compact car at similar price points to Dacia as part of the move towards the entry-level segment. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

General Motors plans to enter Europe’s entry-level car market with a line of low-cost models as it seeks to claw back market share lost to budget riv(...)

Ford  has temporarily suspended production at one of its South African plants due to a strike at some of its suppliers. Photo: Getty Images

American motor company Ford said on Monday it has temporarily suspended production at one of its South African plants due to a strike at some of its s(...)

Ford Focus ST: twice the car it once was

Ford has revealed a facelifted version of the high-performance Focus ST model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It features the same 247hp 2.0-lit(...)

A screen displays a video on airbag safety on Toyota  vehicles at the company’s showroom in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg

Honda and Nissanrecalled almost three million vehicles to repair flaws in Takata air bags, adding to a call back by Toyota earlier this month. Honda’(...)