A new Volkswagen (VW) car is seen in the foreground as new cars of the Volkswagen group are parked ready for shipping at the car terminal of the port of Bremerhaven. 	Photograph: Getty 2:33

German chancellor Angela Merkel told a German radio station the emissions scandal around German carmaker Volkswagen was “drastic” but the damage wa(...)

Volkswagen has confirmed the number of Irish cars from Audi, Skoda, Seat, and VW cars and commercials affected by the scandal. 2:14

Volkswagen has confirmed that 79,348 Irish cars feature the software designed to cheat emissions tests. It said 34,387 Volkswagen passenger cars, 16,(...)

Volkswagen UK have confirmed around 1.2 million vehicles in Britain, including Audi, Seat and Skoda cars, were affected by the emissions software at the centre of an investigation into rigging of vehicle emissions tests.

Volkswagen UK said around 1.2 million vehicles in Britain, including Audi, Seat and Skoda cars, were affected by the emissions software at the centre (...)

VW owners will be told  if their vehicles require a refit. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Volkswagen Group says it is going to ‘refit’ the estimated 11 million vehicles affected by its cheating on US diesel emissions test. With an estimated(...)

A file image from 1988 showing Pauline O’Hara (left), Mrs Bridget O’Hara (centre), and Mrs Mary Nolan who protective masks distributed yesterday by local GP, Dr Conor O’Hanlon, in a protest at Government inactivity over smog levels in Dublin. A smoky coal ban was introduced in the city in 1990. Photograph: The Irish Times

There will be a nationwide ban on smoky coal within the next year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. However, Mr Kelly said that Iris(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A State-wide ban on the sale and use of bituminous or “smoky” coal is expected to be announced by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly on Monday. T(...)

Matthias Müller: uncontroversial choice to take over as chief executive. Photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Volkswagen’s new chief executive, Matthias Müller, has vowed to win back trust after an emissions scandal that has rocked the car group and seen its m(...)

Matthias Müller: likely to be new CEO of VW. Photograph: REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files 2:33

Robert Bosch, one of the founding fathers of German engineering, remarked a century ago that it was better for a company to lose money than trust. Thi(...)

  Analysts and green groups have been warning for years that actual vehicle emissions were likely much higher than reported ones - creating a false sense of confidence in the quality of the air we breathe, and preventing adequate measures from being taken.  Photograph: Getty Images 2:33

VW’s cheating on diesel emissions tests has shaken the motor industry to its core. This is arguably its Lance Armstrong moment. The scales have falle(...)

Irish owners are rightly concerned about the impact of the VW scandal on their cars 2:33

Why should Irish motorists care about the Volkswagen scandal? Put simply, it may end up costing you more in motor tax and new car prices. While the f(...)