The introduction of the 142 plate earlier this month led to the biggest day in car sales in six years

New car sales have surpassed sales for all of last year, according to new figures from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry). As of July 9(...)

Dublin’s Danny Sutcliffe tries to tackle Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley in the Leinster hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

He did not intentionally reference Sinatra but Danny Sutcliffe, the Dublin hurler, knows the next challenge could define the Anthony Daly era or exte(...)

John Power of Kilkenny is challenged by Peter Kelly of Dublin during the Leinster hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

After a Leinster championship of snap and crackle, a final curiously bereft of pop. Kilkenny’s slicing and dicing of a fidgety Dublin side was old-sch(...)

Dublin coach Anthony Daly during the Leinster hurling final againt Kilkenny at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The great imponderable is you just don’t know. Some days the flame burns magnificently, on others dampness blankets everything. “This is the nearest (...)

Last year a dual registration system was introduced in Ireland for the first time, with the year split into two. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Some 4,264 new cars were registered yesterday, the first day of the new ‘142’ registration plate, a 120 per cent increase on the 1,924 which were r(...)

Dublin manager Anthony Daly celebrates the breakthrough  Leinster final win over Galway last summer. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Anthony Daly talks about a player being “mad for road” that normally means they’re going in the right direction. For Danny Sutcliffe that road i(...)

Wexford’s Keith Rossiter clashes with Dublin’s Conal Keaney and  Ciarán Kenny during the Leinster SHC semi-final at Wexford Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wexford 1-14 Dublin 0-22: Summer in bloom, and with that Dublin burst their way into another Leinster hurling final. They had to rely on old heads lik(...)

The best-selling car models in Ireland so far this year are the VW Golf, Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus.

New car sales rose 6 per cent last month compared to May of last year. So far this year 64,031 new cars have been sold, an increase of 12,481 on 2013.(...)

Volkswagen sales just pipped Toyota to end up on top after the first two months of 2014 sales

New car sales are up 28 per cent so far this year compared to the first two months of last year. February sales rose 21 per cent on the same mo(...)

Update: a technician at a Toyota factory checks a Prius after the 2009 recall. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty

last week when it recalled almost two million Prius models around the world to correct a software problem that could make some of them h(...)