The current obsession with the cost of motor tax has resulted in  an oddly-skewed market

Let’s start with motor tax, shall we? We did mention, last week, that ignoring the cost of motor tax (or at least accepting that paying a little extra(...)

Renault was the most popular car licensed during November, accounting for 11 per cent of all sales during th emonth.

New car sales rose by 12.1 per cent in November, with 1,465 cars licensed during the month. However the sale of second-hand imported cars fell by 6.9 (...)

The Opel Karl: interior follows the stylistic lead of the just-updated Corsa

Opel has released the first photos and details of the new Karl, its second model named eponymously for one of the company’s founders (although with al(...)

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(...)

Hyundai is on a roll, as everyone who listens to the radio these days is well aware. The Korean brand has broken into the top five in the Irish new(...)

A woman who suffered head injuries during an aggravted burglary in Co Monaghan yesterday was taken to  Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for treatment. Her injuries were not life threatening. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Gardaí in Co Monagahan are attempting to trace the movements of a vehicle used in an aggravated burglary in the Castleblayney area yesterday evening. (...)

Interior of new Opel Corsa takes many cues from Opel Adam

Apparently we like to flex our motoring muscles more than our continental cousins. At least that’s what Opel reckons for it has adjusted the steering (...)

New Volkswagen Passat: smart looks and premium appeal but it needs the larger engine options to live up to its potential 1:50

A new Volkswagen Passat - or its derivative - is sold every 29 seconds. On average, somewhere in the world two Passats are sold every minute, 126 an h(...)

Opel’s OnStar system will offer the capability to connect up to seven devices to the car’s 4G wifi connection. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The days of fighting over control of the car radio is coming to an end with the plethora of portable digital devices now used by passengers in the car(...)

French? Yes. International? Yes. Dominated by the Germans? Of course... 1:15

Fuel economy and the feelgood factor: those are the big themes from the opening day of the Paris motor show, which boasts all the usual glitz and gla(...)