The shortlist for this year’s Car of the year 2015 has been announced. Making thefinal cut are: BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer; Citroen’s C4 Cactus; the(...)

Sketch of the new Skoda Superb

Skoda this week unveiled the new Superb in heavily disguised prototype form, but this sketch image, which surfaced on a Czech website, is apparently t(...)

BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer will become chairman of the carmaker’s supervisory board. Photograph: Tobias Hase/EPA

German carmaker BMW and larger rival Volkswagen announced surprise changes to top management on Tuesday, with the veteran CEO of the Munich-based luxu(...)

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(...)

James Gallagher (28), of Cushlawn Park, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to theft at Weir’s Jewellers, Dundrum Shopping Centre (above),  and dangerous driving and driving without insurance on the M50 on September 25th, 2013. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Rolex watch worth over €26,000 which was taken by a thief and supposedly thrown out of a car window in south Dublin has yet to be recovered, a court(...)

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 (...)

Lars Himmer will take up the reigns at VW Ireland from January. Photo: Bloomberg

After some weeks of speculation following the departure of former managing director Simon Elliot, Volkswagen Group Ireland has announced who it’s n(...)

Lars Himmer will move from  VW in Germany where he is head of group sales strategy

After some weeks of speculation following the departure of former MD Simon Elliot, Volkswagen Group Ireland has announced who its new boss is going to(...)

Volkswagen Group Ireland’s new managing director Lars Himmer said he believed the company could grow its market share here

Lars Himmer has been appointed as the new managing director of Volkswagen Group Ireland to replace Simon Elliot who left the company in September to t(...)

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas  holds a press conference on the Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard 2014, at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

R&D investment by companies in Ireland is more than double the world average, according to new research, which bolsters the State’s claim to be an(...)