Dublin food group Fallon & Byrne has hired Goodbody stockbrokers to raise about €6 million of fresh capital to fund a major expansion plan

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 Norman Crowley from Crowley Carbon at his office at Powerscourt House: ‘Revolution is in the blood.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Environmental entrepreneur Norman Crowley says inventions not governments - or protests - will provide solutions

Dunnes Stores is considering a move into premium pizzas, reports Mark Paul, with an approach to buy Dublin restaurant chain, Base Wood Fired Pizza

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Laura Slattery considers the increasing challenge for outdoor advertisers with our pavements filled with so-called smartphone zombies, glued to the screens in the hands and not the billboards around them

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The  market in Ireland for personal contract plans (PCPs) has been largely driven by the opening of financial services arms of the car giants

Toyota Financial Services Ireland now has a loan book in excess of €140m

The results of the UCD study

UCD researchers find Toyota Prius cars spend majority of journey time in ZEV mode

The world’s second largest cannabis company predicts the expected opening up of the medicinal market may see up to 50,000 Irish patients being prescribed cannabis within four years

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Statkraft’s plan includes   a wind farm about 30km off the Dublin coast that could generate enough electricity to power about 500,000 homes

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The rag-top BMW 8 Series is ever so slightly more fun to drive than the hard-top, despite being slightly longer and heavier

Rag-top convertible delivers a magic elixir often missing in motoring – driving fun

Analysing its fall from grace, Fiona Walsh explains how the antics of Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley made a bad situation even worse for Debenhams, arguing that his headline grabbing shenanigans are not so amusing when jobs are involved

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Track time in the new car showcased not only several improvements in its agility, but also a willingness to take on board the criticisms laid at its door in the past

Supermini addresses brand’s image issues of being soft and cheap, offering improved interior and better driving experience

Gerrit Heimberg: he says   the current market share for electric cars is  limited by the lack of car choices

EU claims German builders colluded for years to restrict development of clean-emissions technology

The new 7 series makes a statement in styling you would expect from a €100,00 price tag.

Manufacturer still making strong case for importance of driving pleasure in limo class

Honda CR-V: Two engines are offered up in Ireland: the 2-litre petrol-electric hybrid – tested here – and a 1.5-litre turbo petrol

It’s lost ground lately, but the new Civic and CR-V should put Honda back in the hotseat

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin

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One of the star turns is the long-awaited new Kuga crossover. A far more stylish and eye-catching model than the current version, it will be offered in a wide range of powertrain options including a plug-in hybrid version that Ford claims will deliver 50km on full electric power before switching to regular hybrid mode

All models in its line-up will be either hybrid or fully electric

 Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, will visit Dublin today to meet with senior politicians, media and other stakeholders

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Volkswagen is the most popular brand of new car so far this year, with 7,225 registrations.

Electric car sales surge ahead with diesel dropping below 50% of new car market

Stripe, the online payments company founded by Patrick and John Collison (above), intends to create hundreds of additional engineering jobs in Dublin after securing an e-money licence from the Central Bank

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A disorderly exit by the UK from the EU will put 80,000 Irish jobs at risk and deliver a deep and damaging shock to the Irish economy for the next decade, according to a new report

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The X7’s front grille is   as if someone has strapped two garden gates to the front of the car

The X7’s most surprising trait is that it handles and feels like a much smaller SUV

Uncertainty stalked the stands at this year’s Geneva auto show. Global automakers are planning a $300 billion (€267 billion) investment in electric vehicle technology over the next five to 10 years.

Brexit, threatened US tariffs and slowing Chinese market among potential hazards

The US bowed to international pressure and ordered the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft after days of insisting the plane was airworthy

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The new Toyota Rav4   ticks a lot more boxes. For a start it has the rugged image. It also has the family space

New model boasts roomy cabin, excellent ride quality and decent fuel economy

Sterling trimmed its losses in a volatile session on Tuesday evening after UK parliamentarians voted down Theresa May’s tweaked Brexit deal

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Fiat's Centoventi concept. It’s a 120th birthday present to itself (Centoventi…) and is, in is simplest form, a concept version of the next-generation Panda

2019 event heralds greener models, but high levels of uncertainty threaten progress

Premium car giant has warned of Brexit threat to its major production facilities in UK

Daimler AG and Mercedes Benz chairperson Dieter Zetsche: “Our industry is changing. And we do some things different today to underline that.”

New Merc models include GLC crossover facelift and latest CLA Shooting Brake

The new Renault Clio: focus is on improving its perceived quality amongst supermini buyers

Unveiling of impressive new supermini slightly overshadowed by Carlos Ghosn being granted bail

Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum celebrates the I-Pace victory in the prestigious Car Of The Year 2019 awards

All-electric Jaguar won out against Alpine A110 in closest vote in the award’s 56 year history

The  car company is introducing the limit as part of its Vision 2020 project, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020.

Car company says the move is part of its wider effort to highlight dangers of speeding

Nissan’s IMQ concept crossover: Is this the face of the next generation Qashqai?

Electric cars to the fore, but robot driving takes a back seat

Citroën’s premium brand has smooth good looks, but it gives a surprisingly rough ride

City of Derry airport: The loss of the Derry to London Stansted route after flybmi ceased operations has raised concerns over the viability of the airport

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Italian banking group Banca Mediolanum, backed by the country’s former premier Silvio Berlusconi, has settled a tax dispute over its Irish investment management arm with authorities in Rome at a cost of as much as €103 million

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The 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet from the O’Flaherty Mercedes-Benz Classic Collection which will be placed on display in the showrooms of MSL Ballsbridge Motors  over the coming year

Vintage Mercedes-Benz cars will be exhibited at family's MSL Ballsbridge premises

Road test: Toyota Corolla hybrid hatchback – former motoring porridge just got tastier

Executive saloon provides long-distance comfort and puts it up to its Germans rivals

Protesters in France outside an Apple store: Apple has reached a deal with French authorities to pay back taxes. French media reported that the tech giant paid nearly €500 million in a confidential settlement reached late last year

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Green Mobility’s Dublin scheme will be similar in scale to its operation in Copenhagen, which employs 35 full-time staff.

Green Mobility customers will not have to return cars to designated locations

Fully electric cars now makeup 2.5 per cent of sales, with regular hybrids and plug-in hybrids accounting for a further 7.73 per cent.

New electric car sales exceed 800 compared with just 106 in the first month last year

The Peugeot 508 boasts  muscle car menace and a premium quality interior

French carmaker’s stylish new offering delivers both inside and out

Fáilte Ireland will take a fresh swing at the lucrative golf tourism market in 2019 as part of preparations to offset the impact of Brexit

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Zucar’s first outlet will open in Eastgate Business Park, Cork on the first week in April, with future stores opening in Limerick, Dublin and Drogheda.

Zucar, will buy used cars as well as sell them, set to open its first outlet in Cork in April

Hyundai Kona: sales of the eco-friendly crossover in Ireland  have  overtaken those for the Nissan Leaf during the first 20 days of 2019

Stylish crossover’s range outperforms Nissan Leaf and challenges high-end rivals like Tesla on price

Kieran Whelton with some of his UK imported secondhand cars at his car dealership in Knock, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Record 100,755 used cars registered in Republic in 2018

BMW X5 30d M Sport

BMW X5 mixes luxury with sporty styling – and some downright menace

A screen shows the trajectory of the pound over this afternoon ahead of the  Brexit Deal vote

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Volkswagen was the most popular brand last year, while the Golf was the most popular model among Irish car buyers, according to the CSO. Photograph: Paddy McGrath

VW Golf most popular new car for 2018 followed by Ford Focus and Hyundai Tucson

Staff in AIB are set for a pay increase that is expected to comprise two parts, one tied to individuals’ performance and a flat rate linked to the rising cost of living

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Renault Bank says it has provided finance to 65,000 private and business customers since it opened in Ireland during the financial crisis, when motorists were struggling to secure loans for new and used Renault and Dacia vehicles

Some 65,000 Irish customers have opted to borrow from the bank for their motor finance

A total of 125,557 new passenger cars were registered in 2018, with Volkswagen the best-selling brand, recording 13,775 new sales, ahead of Toyota on 12,037, according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry

New car sales drop 4.4% in 2018 as used imports exceeded 100,000 for the first time

Potential post-Brexit restrictions on Irish freight passing through the UK ports like Dover (above) will be eased after Britain signed up to an international agreement covering fast-tracked transit through third countries

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A spokeswoman for Nissan Ireland said the move, described by Hyundai as cynical, was a strategic business decision. Photograph:  Getty Images

Nissan’s car running close second to Hyundai Tucson as biggest selling model this year

Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop

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The Irish Times top car for 2019: Jaguar’s I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace comes out on top in what is set to be a banner year for plug-in cars

This 3 Series is one of the very few relatively affordable cars you can buy that retains that sense of driver engagement and fun

It’s agile and nimble but where this saloon frustrates is in its adaption of driver aids

First drive: Superbly refined and packing a useful range, the E-Tron’s only flaw is in its looks

EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

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Global markets tumbled after the arrest in Canada of a top executive at Chinese telecoms group Huawei fanned concern over the ability of the US and China to make their trade truce permanent

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The Government is on course to run a budget surplus this year for the first time in over a decade following a near record €2.7 billion corporation tax take in November

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When the C5 Aircross encountered a varied range of bumps and yumps the suspension seemed out of sync with the road.

Stylish crossover delivers comfort but at a cost to handling and steering sharpness

Mike Ashley: “The mainstream high street as we think about it today is already dead. Dead. They can’t survive. Their patient has died.”

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Jaguar’s all-electric I-Pace has made the final shortlist for European car of the year 2019

List includes a head-to-head with Ford Focus and Kia Ceed, along with Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Ulster Bank is preparing to quit its headquarters on George’s Quay in Dublin 2 after more than two decades

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Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

From securing aid to refugees in Syria to a 'fitbit or the brain' and the 'Airbnb of parking', awards for bright new ideas from Ir(...)

 Overall winners: Danny Curran (director of growth) and Niall Dennehy (co-founder) from AID:Tech with The Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. Photo: Conor McCabe.

Dublin software company developed secure delivery of international aid using blockchain

Toyota promises to deliver a lot more character and tech with the new Corolla range, while retaining its reputation for reliability and affordability, with prices starting at €26,820 for the hybrid

Latest addition features hybrid power along with a host of new safety features

 “Dashcams offer a great way for drivers to get extra peace of mind when they are on the road and can be helpful resolve issues when liability is disputed,”  said Antoinette McDonald, customer experience director at AXA

Axa introduces discount for fitting Nextbase cameras, providing valuable evidence in the event of a collision

The latest slide comes after Lumentum Holdings, a supplier of 3D sensors that power the facial recognition technology on Apple’s latest iPhones, unexpectedly cut its outlook for its fiscal second quarter.

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BMW’s Irish dealers are to invest €37 million in their businesses and create 120 new jobs.

German car manufacturer sold 4,652 vehicles in Ireland in 2017

Ryanair pilots picket outside Dublin Airport in July. The airline faces a US legal case taken by shareholders in relationa to its industrial relations woes earlier in the year

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Tim Berners-Lee was speaking at the opening of the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, where 23 conferences are taking place across nine main stages and an estimated 1,200 speakers are expected

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The report says there are  differences between PCP and hire purchase deals, “particularly the large balloon payment to be met if the vehicle is to be purchase at the end of the process”

Outstanding bank lending for PCPs was €1.24 billion at the end of June

The best-selling models in Ireland this year are the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson and Ford Focus. Photograph: PA Wire

Impact of Brexit and weakness of sterling has seen an increase in the volume of used imports

The Kia Ceed and Ford Focus: two tempting hatchbacks go head to head

Focus is renowned for driving fun but it’s clear latest Ceed is keen to steal rival’s crown

Man in the middle: UK chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to deliver his latest budget speech

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Ireland’s largest estate agent Sherry FitzGerald paid a dividend of just more than over €1 million to shareholders last year

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Gowan Motors dealership on Merrion Road. The company has the franchise for Peugeot and Honda. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Maughan family company to sell Merrion Road, Dublin premises for estimated €18m

The European Commission has given Italy’s populist government three weeks to redraft its 2019 budget or face European sanctions

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The vehicles affected by the recall – diesels with four- and six-cylinder engines – were produced between 2010 and 2017, BMW said.  Photograph: iStock

Most diesel versions of 3 Series and 5 Series diesels built between 2014 and 2016 affected

“There will be another crisis, that’s for sure. And it may not be in banking,” says the former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan

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The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the plan as a means of breaking the current impasse, according to Fianna Fáil communications spokesman Timmy Dooley.

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The Mercedes-Benz E300   plug-in hybrid arrives in Irish showrooms in  January, followed by the C-Class plug-in hybrids next June. What distinguishes these plug-in hybrids from rivals is that these will come in both petrol and diesel guise. Photograph: DaimlerAG

Mercedes boss: Diesel debate based on political interests rather than solid arguments

Sheils will lease the current premises at Motorpark on the Headford Road in Galway, but intends to move to a new location in the city in the near future

Deal sees Sheils become main Ford and Honda retailer for Limerick, Clare and Galway

Residential landlords paid tax on just 59 per cent of their rental income in 2016, claiming total deductions of some €1 billion

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Having a Dacia in the driveway during the recession suggested you were sensible with your spending

Starting at just over €17,000, it’s hard to argue with it as a rival for many family cars

The announcement comes as the company confirms its pricing for the new 3 Series, launched at the Paris motor show last week. Prices start at €43,700 for a 318d SE model

Prices fall on BMWs and Minis amid ongoing pressure from weaker sterling

A new 1 per cent surcharge on the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) charged on all new diesel cars has been introduced in the Budget. It was the only move against diesel, contrary to expectations that excise duty may be increased on the fuel

VRT relief on hybrid vehicles extended to end of 2019

A drawing of  Howth Castle by W.H.Bartlett, published in circa 1841. The estate has been owned by the St Lawrence family for more than 840 years. It has now been bought by Irish investment group Tetrarch

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The Urus costs £165,000 (€186,000) in the UK, and that’s before you even glance at the options list.

Pin-point accurate steering, cornering and powerful engine make for a beguiling package

BMW chief Harald Krüger at the Paris Motor Show on Tuesday. ‘If there is no solution, then there will only be losers on both sides,’ he said.  Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

BMW, Toyota and PSA Group mulling temporary plant closures to minimise disruption

Peugeot’s stunning concept car, the e-Legend coupe

Several delights to be found on the show floor despite some big name no-shows

BMW’s outlines its electric plans. A new electric Mini next year is followed by the iX3, the iNext and the i4 coupe.

New electric Mini, two electric crossovers and an electric coupe in showrooms by 2021

New DS3 Crossback will be PSA’s first fully electric production model, arriving next year

Paris is emerging as the favoured financial trading hub for continental Europe

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Joe Duffy Motors will open a new two-storey BMW retail centre off the M50 at Charlestown, Dublin, at the end of October

In total BMW will operate 14 retail centres, operated by nine franchised companies

An illustration of Joe Duffy Group’s new BMW facility off the M50 at Charlestown, Dublin, following a €13 million investment. It is due to open at the end of next month.

Auto dealer expands its operations with new outlets as turnover reaches €282 million

Deirdre Somers, the Irish Stock Exchange’s recently-departed chief executive, had a €5.75 million pay day last year, driven by a cash windfall and bonuses tied to the group’s sale to Euronext

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As the algorithms come to know us so well, every process request and application  will be determined by the algorithm, not by the human. Photograph: iStock

Just because something can be done with technology doesn’t mean it has to be done

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