Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-selling carmaker.

Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-sel(...)

New Skoda Superb: now on sale in Ireland with prices starting at €26,795 for the entry-level 1.4-litre petrol version

Skoda plans to achieve a market share of over 7 per cent - and a top five position - in the coming years. That’s according to its brand director in I(...)

Volkswagen slid 2.7 per cent, pacing losses among carmakers, after ‘Manager Magazin’ said a drop in its Chinese deliveries could hurt earnings by more than €1 billion. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European stocks fell with miners and auto-related shares leading the plunge, extending their first weekly drop in three, as data around the world s(...)

Dublin might have some of the best pubs in the world, but you’ll get a much cheaper pint elsewhere. Photograph: Thinkstock

If you like cheap beer, avoid New York and hit Prague instead. If you resent paying through the nose for public transport, don’t go to London. And (...)

Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro has left the company he founded  “to dedicate more time to his personal interests”

We’ve seen recent ructions at the top of the Volkswagen chain of command, ones big enough to see the corporate demise of the once-untouchable Ferdi(...)

Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)

Hyundai is the surprise sales leader in the first 10 days of the new 152 registration plate

Hyundai is the surprise sales leader in the first 10 days of the new 152 registration plate. Provisional figures show 15,203 new cars have been regis(...)

Every time you use the  automatic checkout machine at the supermarket, you are essentially getting a flavour of how the future is going to look in a whole variety of industries. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A few weeks ago, a tragic accident occurred at a Volkswagen factory in Baunatal, Germany. A 21-year-old contractor was installing a robot when its arm(...)

Aer Lingus: shares in the national airline closed up 2 per cent to €2.47 while Ryanair also ended the week up 2 per cent to €12.44

Global markets signalled growing faith in Greece’s ability to clinch a bailout as US and European stocks climbed and the euro jumped the most against(...)

A 62-year-old cyclist was seriously injured after he was struck by a car at about 6.30pm on Tuesday last week at the junction between the Clontarf Road and Howth Road in north Dublin.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of a cyclist following a hit-and-run incident in Dublin last week has been released without cha(...)