Toyota’s new Prius: The Japanese firm is now the best-selling brand on the new car market in 2016

New car sales for the first three months of 2016 are up 28.5 per cent on last year with 82,882 new cars registered. Toyota is now the best-selling bra(...)

Irish car sales continue to rise indicating consumer confidence among predictions of a pending return to 2008 levels. Photograph: Reuters.

New car sales rose by almost a third last year in a market commonly viewed as a key indicator of economic recovery and confidence. Figures released (...)

Society of the Irish Motor Industry president Mark Boggan. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

New car registrations last year were up 30 per cent on 2014, new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show. The total number o(...)

Lars Himmer, managing director of Volkswagen Ireland, outlined sales procedures for new and used cars caught up in the scandal. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Volkswagen Group Ireland has warned its dealers that failure to notify affected car buyers about the CO2 emissions scandal “increases the risk of cri(...)

Kerry-born teachers Denise Kearney and Aine O’Connor lost in a sea of blue Dublin fans at Scoil Bhríde  in Blanchardstown prior. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The children of Scoil Bhríde in Blanchardstown originate in 40 countries and have as many different languages, but they all have one thing in common:(...)

Volkswagen Golf: the topselling car in Ireland in August

New car registrations were up 32 per cent last month compared to August 2014 and are up 30 per cent for the year-to-date, according to new figures fro(...)

Ireland’s Kieran Behan on his way to finishing fourth at the European Games. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images for BEGOC

If each new day brings fresh evidence of where they’ve poured the estimated €9 billion into the staging of these first European Games – a brand new fl(...)

The scoreboard in Tullamore shows Galway leading Dublin 3-9 to 0-1 in the first half. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 5-19 Dublin 1-18 A Saturday night plucked from the bad old days for Dublin. Blowtorched from the start by Galway, charred and scarred before (...)

Joseph Cooney  fires home Galway’s goal  despite the efforts of Dublin’s Peter Kelly during the Leinster SHC quarter-final  at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might have been just the last weekend in May but there was a palpable anxiety in the display of both teams in this GAA Leinster hurling quarter-fi(...)

Dublin’s Shane Durkin challenges with Joe Cooney during his side’s win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin 0-26 Galway 2-14 The last time Dublin spent a spring in the top division and didn’t end it in a relegation play-off, they won the league. And t(...)