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The Skoda Yeti has a NCT pass rate of 81.3 per cent. Photograph: National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty

The Skoda Yeti family car had the highest pass rate of any vehicle submitted for a National Car Test (NCT) last year. An analysis of the results of N(...)

Gavin Hydes, chief executive of Joe Duffy Motors Group:  “Every time we sell a car, I’m collecting between €10,500 and €11,000 worth of tax.”  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Finglas now proudly boasts a €10 million motoring temple to Porsche, nestled in the shadow of the M50’s Junction 5. It’s an improbable location for a(...)

Gavin Hydes, chief executive of Joe Duffy Motors Group: Used vehicle sales at the group were up 5 per cent to €131 million. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Joe Duffy Group, Ireland’s largest motor dealer network, recorded a 2.5 per cent rise in profits to €8.87 million last year, on turnover of €294 m(...)

The cost of the Ford-Centrica home chargers has not yet been announced, but most home charging systems currently cost between €900 and €1,000, installed, but are eligible in most cases for a €600 grant. Photograph:  Reuters

Ford is winding up for a big push into the burgeoning electric vehicle market in the next two years, and it’s partnering with Bord Gáis to provide hom(...)

Boris Johnson is the current highest profile exponent of this art. The UK’s new prime minister has evoked a “can do spirit” to defeat “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters”, whom he believes threaten Brexit

Three cheers for positive thinking! The evidence suggests instilling what the psychologists call “positive affect” has a variety of knock-on benefits.(...)

The total new car market for 2019 is down 7.57%,  with 105,441 new car registrations to the end of July. In contrast  used imports are up 4.2%  this year at 62,505

New car sales fell 8.4 per cent in July, with the majority of buyers opting for petrol over diesel, a trend not seen since motor tax changed to an emi(...)

The case against Rupert Stadler affects 250,712 vehicles from Audi, 71,577 VW vehicles and 112,131 cars from Porsche. Photograph: Getty Images

Ex-Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler is facing trial over his alleged involvement in a global car industry diesel fraud. Prosecutors in Munich anno(...)

Paddy McKillen Jnr: Creating and gathering up  Dublin’s hotspots.

You may not know what he looks like, but you’ve probably had a drink in one of his venues. Paddy McKillen jnr shuns the limelight but his work is e(...)

Oliver Zipse, a fluent English speaker, has risen through the ranks ever since he joined BMW as a trainee in 1991

BMW said Oliver Zipse will become chief executive on August 16th, picking the 55-year-old manufacturing expert to help the German automaker make the s(...)

Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank vice president with Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe and Barry Napier, chief executive at Cubic Telecom. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Irish technology company Cubic Telecom received €23.5 million in funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the company announced on Thursday, t(...)

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