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While most dealers find potential buyers do their pre-purchase research online these days, the final act of showroom purchase and physical test drive remains a trait of the Irish car buying routine.

While the headline new car sales figures show a 25 per cent fall in so far this year to 86,870, a major contributor is the collapse of the hire-drive (...)

Rupert Murdoch in The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty: Benny Hill music to be added later.  Photograph: Tom Pilston

A lot of people have pointed out that the BBC documentary series The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (BBC2, Tuesday) has much in common with a certain fic(...)

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British car dealer and distributor Inchcape posted a 76 per cent drop in its April group revenues on Thursday and said the global economic impact of (...)

CRH fell more than 14% to €17.42 on fears of a global recession and moves by an activist investor. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Trading was briefly halted on Wall Street, while European shares marked their worst close in nearly seven years on Wednesday as recent stimulus measur(...)

FedEx shares were on course for their sharpest one-day percentage drop since the financial crisis.

European shares ended flat on Wednesday, as gains for the defensive real estate and utilities sectors were countered by losses in luxury good makers, (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: ready to ditch a balanced budget? Photograph: EPA

News that the German government could ditch its balanced-budget rule and take on debt to stave off recession boosted European markets on Friday. DUBL(...)

Magda Wasiak, now living in Wloclawek after returning from Galway, where she struggled with childcare costs for her two children

Asking for directions on a street in Warsaw, Poznan or Gdansk can be a curious experience these days if, as has happened to me, you get an answer from(...)