Can the all-electric Zero DS ZF14.4 motorcycle be as fun to ride as the noisy, petrol-powered machines that bikers know and love? We took one for a - very quiet - blast to find out. Video: John Cassidy
Is the Kia e-Soul the best value electric car on the market? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Mazda's CX-30 SkyActiv-X is a comfortable crossover with an interior to rival the likes of Lexus. The engine is a new, high-compression design which Mazda claims delivers both better power and economy. Video: Neil Briscoe.
The latest phase of Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge, Dublin of 26 high-end apartments ranging from 65sq m to 512sq m, by Chartered Land, has come to market. Video: Savills/Sherry Fitzgerald
The Toyota RAV4 has gone through many iterations since the early nineties. This new version is a bigger, more rugged-looking SUV, powered by a petrol/electric hybrid powertrain which really impresses around town. We like it. Video: Neil Briscoe
The Mug Shot is a coffee kiosk in the public car park of the Four Courts that offers training and work experience for people who have been through Ireland's prison system.
Dismissed as a “dolly bird” when she first started rallying, Dubliner Rosemary Smith went on to become a racing legend in the male-dominated world of motorsport and the oldest-ever person to drive a Formula 1 car at the age of 79.
The Clubman John Cooper Works is the most powerful Mini ever, but does its 306bhp produce the thrills you might expect? Video: Neil Briscoe
Meath Rose Meghan Byrne lifted 100kg onstage during the 60th Rose of Tralee festival this year. Video: RTÉ
With a range of 400km the Audi e-Tron quattro is an impressive car but with prices starting from €91,000 (inclusive of grants) it's also expensive. Video: Neil Briscoe
Staff in the 'Salty Shamrock', an Irish bar in Florida have filmed themselves pouring Conor McGregor’s whiskey down the toilet after a video appeared of the Crumlin-born MMA fighter allegedly punching a man in a Dublin pub. Video: Salty Shamrock Pub
Can a Skoda with a similar price tag to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 really compete? We take the Kodiaq RS for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
The annual "Chaps Olympiad" event in southern England has participants trying to outdo each other by not spilling tea while riding a bicycle, throwing cucumber sandwiches and hopping while holding a glass of gin and tonic. Credit: Reuters
Paddy Buckley's father opened the FX Buckley butcher shop on Moore Street in 1930.
Catherine Sanz won the Little Miss Mary pageant in Dungloe in 1999 and returned 20 years later to see if the competition has changed and if it is more than just a "lovely girls competition."
Preparations are in full flow for the annual 146th Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. 1,600 horses will compete across 130 competitions and classes over the five days in one of the biggest horse shows in the world. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The BMW 3 Series is a known drivers' car, especially in M-Sport trim. We look at the Touring estate version to see if it offers best-of-both worlds practicality and driving pleasure. Video: Neil Briscoe
Cherry Orchard Equine Centre in Ballyfermot runs pony camps for five weeks during the summer months where children learn riding and stable skills and engage in fun activities. Video: Bryan O’Brien
Audi's sporty version of the updated A4, the S4, is available only as a three-litre diesel in Europe. Make no mistake, though - it delivers an impressive driving experience whilst not penalising too heavily at the pumps. Video: Neil Briscoe
The 100th Liffey Swim takes place August 3rd, 2019. Competitors must complete a number of open sea swims to qualify for the historic race. Video: Enda O'Dowd
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class saloon is about €1,000 cheaper than its CLA coupé sibling, both are front-wheel drive and share similar dimensions - so could the A-Class be the smarter buy? We test one to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
The Ford Fiesta Active is essentially a Fiesta on stilts pretending to be a 4x4 - can such an idea work in the real world? We take it for a spin to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Former UCD student Patrick Norris ended up working for NASA in Houston for three years in the late 1960s at the peak of the Apollo programme that landed the first men on the moon in July 2019. Video: Bryan O'Brien / NASA/ Reuters
BMW's behemoth X7 boasts roomy back-row seats, but with its extra bulk and price, would you choose one over the Bavarian firm's excellent X5? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Oldcourt House, a six-bedroom Georgian house located on 13 acres of idyllic Kildare countryside, has gone on the market through Sherry FitzGerald for €1.75 million. Video: Sherry FitzGerald
The new Renault Clio looks much the same as the outgoing model, but features a new chassis and updated engines. The high quality, soft-touch interior however, is a much nicer place to be. We test the 100hp, 1-litre version. Video: Neil Briscoe
33 Irish designers showcase their work at Brown Thomas's CREATE 2019.
Margaret Gallagher lives happily in a 280-year-old cottage with no running water, electricity, phone or internet. Video: Enda O’Dowd
Could the Volkswagen T-Cross be about to buck the compact SUV trend by being both well designed and well engineered? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
The best burger in Ireland comes from Handsome Burger, in Galway, according to the burger-eating public, almost 20,000 of whom voted for their favourites in this nationwide competition, which is part of National Burger Day. Video: Bryan O'Brien
An video that demonstrated a novel way of peeling garlic went viral, Irish Times Consumer Affairs correspondent Conor Pope puts the new method to the test.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pursuing a plan to secure all 90 units at the Herbert Hill apartment scheme beside Dundrum Town Centre for social housing.. Video: James Forde
The Blunden sisters Jane and Caroline are currently tidying out the former family home Castle Blunden in Co Kilkenny, with some of the contents being auctioned by Sheppards Auction House on June 25th. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Could cars such as the ultra-refined Mercedes GLC F-Cell, based on hydrogen fuel-cell technology, present a more practical alternative for the future of motoring? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Stoneybatter is one of 10 towns and urban areas that was featured in The Irish Times Healthy Streets project, where different areas are judged on how healthy they are.
Chris de Burgh has put his Co Wicklow home on the market for €12.5 million. Bushey Park is set on just under 11 hectares (27 acres) and is one of the priciest country estates to come up for sale since the property-market recovery. Video: Sothebys
120 luxury apartments at Hanover Quay, have come to the rental market. Two beds will cost from €3,700 whilst penthouses are expected to command a five-figure monthly sum according to Carysfort Capital, owners of the development.
After close to 15 years of rumours and speculation, Honda have released the new NSX - but is the American designed Japanese supercar worth the wait? We took it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
The annual Bloom Festival is an annual showcase for some of the country's top garden designers. We meet some of those behind this year's show gardens. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The Bloom Festival, created by Bord Bia, has kicked off in the Phoenix Park. It showcases the best from Ireland's horticulture and food industry for five days, concluding on the June bank holiday Monday. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The Citroën C5 Aircross is a capable, value-for-money, 5-seater family crossover competing in an ever-more-crowded sector of the market. Video: Neil Briscoe
The owner / landlord of a Dublin 4 house has recorded footage of the property after the departure of the tenants. The footage shows large amount of waste left behind as well as filthy work surfaces and flooring.
Is the special edition MINI - marking 60 years of the famous name and limited to a run of 500 - worth the major spend? Video: Neil Briscoe
Take a look through Avolon, a modernist four bedroom home located near Kinsale, Co Cork. Avolon is on the market, through Sherry Fitzgerald, for €3.1 million. Video: Sherry Fitzgerald
Stars from the world of film and music come together on the red carpet of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Video: Reuters
Sherry Fitzgerald are seeking €5.25 million for 12 Oakley Road, Ranelagh, a stunning double-fronted 6,046sq ft Edwardian/contemporary home on a third-of-an-acre site. Video: Sherry Fitzgerald
Neil Briscoe test drives the new Honda CR-V, the 5th generation of the world's best-selling SUV. Video: Neil Briscoe
Lady Gaga made a grand entrance at New York's annual Met Gala by making four wardrobe changes on the red carpet. Video: Reuters
The new Range Rover Evoque looks and feels just like the old Evoque, but is it better to drive? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Irish Times consumer affairs correspondent Conor Pope visits the site of Center Parcs Longford Forest, due to open to holidaymakers in August 2019.
Could the new BMW 330i M-Sport really be "the best 3 Series in a long time"? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
St Clare's Primary School in Harold's Cross, Dublin have come up with a novel way to get kids to school on time while raising awareness of environmental and fitness issues. It's called the 'scooter train'. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The new Toyota Camry may not be flash, but does that make it any less enjoyable to drive? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Can the second generation of the Mercedes CLA coupé live up to the first? We take the Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Can a Lexus still feel luxury and premium when it is a front-wheel drive car? We take the Lexus ES300h F-Sport for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
David Doyle, who has an intellectual disability, has discovered a new lease of life since moving into a private bungalow, having previously lived in the St John of God residential institution in Drumcar, Co Louth. Video: Genio
Does the Audi A1 have what it takes to compete with the premium hatchback market leader, the Volkswagen Golf? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Weighing in at just over a whopping 1,800kg, the BMW 840d is heavy, but does this affect the performance? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Irish Times consumer affairs correspondent Conor Pope spends a day at Ikea's Dublin store to find out how the homeware giant decides what to sell to Irish consumers and what it's doing about all that plastic.
When attempting to drive to Europe's northernmost point, one probably does not consider the two-seat, convertible, rear-wheel drive Mazda MX5 to be the ideal car. Neil Briscoe puts the little Japanese sports car to the ultimate test.
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