Eddie Murphy, outgoing MD at Ford: “This year, from a passenger car perspective, it was a difficult year because we didn’t have the new Mondeo.”

After 14 years at the wheel of Ford in Ireland, Eddie Murphy is handing back the keys. During his tenure the motor trade in Ireland saw its best times(...)

Despite the new number plate system it would seem that the same 55 per cent of new car sales are taking place in the first three months of the year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

While there was much ridiculous ballyhoo to the effect that the change to a twice-yearly registration plate change last year was to avoid having an “u(...)

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(...)

All summer we heard about how the introduction of the new number plate was boosting car sales, with the 132 number plate said to be bringing a new lea(...)

New car sales in September were up 28 per cent on the same month last year, but the market remains 7 per cent down for the year compared to the same p(...)

SIMI Director General Alan Nolan: “If you introduce a Swappage scheme, approximately €8,200, on average, of the price of every new car is taxes.”

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) is today beginning a lobbying campaign seeking a Government-backed incentive scheme to boost new cars s(...)

The number of new cars licensed in the State was 40 per cent lower in June than in the same month last year.

The number of new cars licensed in the State was 40 per cent lower in June than in the same month last year.Figures from the Central Statistics Office(...)

Forget about the lure of the styling or the roar of the engine: Irish motorists still seem fixated on a car’s numberplate. Much was made of the fact t(...)

Figures published by the Central Statistics Office today show 31,002 new private cars were licensed to pay motor tax for the first time between January and March, compared to 36,081 for the same period last year. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The number of newly licensed cars on Irish roads in the State is down 14.1 per cent so far this year. Figures published by the Central S(...)

Car dealers are hoping for another chance to recover sales when the 131 number plate changes to 132 in July as part of the new registration system. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

New car sales fell 15.7 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared to the first three months of last year. A to(...)