Michael Barrable: There is a lift in the market now and our sales are up about 20 per cent.

Michael Barrable has been in the motor industry all his working life. He cut his teeth in car hire before joining Waldens, then one of Dublin’s landma(...)

A woman in her 50s has died after a two-car collision in Co Antrim last night, the PSNI has said.

A woman in her 50s has died after a two-car collision in Co Antrim last night.The collision took place near the Marine Highway in Carrickfergus .Chief(...)

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 (...)

Simon Elliott, outgoing chief executive of Volkswagen Group Ireland and new managing director of MAN UK. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Volkswagen Group Ireland chief executive Simon Elliott is leaving to take up a new role as managing director of VW-owned Man truck and bus division in(...)

 Seat has leaked this early outline drawing of the 2016 Ibiza, which will be based on the same shrunken MQB platform as the new Audi A1 and the next-generation VW Polo

With small hatchback sales across Europe dwindling in the face of competition from compact crossovers, many car makers are reducing their investments (...)

Ireland was well represented with stunt rider Mattie Griffin who thrilled the crowds on his BMW F800 R

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an event that attracts elite racing drivers from all corners of motor sport bu(...)

Honda is updating Civic in response to poor European sales

Honda is preparing a mid-life update for the Civic hatch and Tourer which it hopes will put a jolt through disappointing sales for the car in Europ(...)

From July, new cars will display the 142 number plate, as we enter into the second year of the new registration system. Perhaps we’ll be used to it(...)

Track record: The SEAT Leon Cupra 280 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, with a scintillating laptime of 1:05.68 on Mondello Park’s National Circuit, quite an achievement for a five-door practical hatch with decent-sized luggage compartment and standard tyres 1:46

One of the most accurate ways to test a car’s performance and handling attributes is to drive it on track. A race circuit is the ideal venue for pu(...)

Hire power: Rental cars often come back to the market as low-mileage bargains. Photograph: iStockphoto.com

Sixteen per cent of new cars registered this year have gone to the hire-drive market, a sector dominated by Volkswagen, Nissan and Opel. Of 64,031 car(...)