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 Isolde Goggin of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission: was not notified by car dealers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Regulators are investigating a possible breach of merger law involving the takeover of one motor dealer by another in 2015. Spirit Ford bought rival (...)

Joe Duffy Motor Group: the group  has 11 separate car franchises, along with commercial vehicle operations for Ford and Volkswagen, and BMW’s i sub-brand

Auto dealer Joe Duffy Group plans to buy part of rival Motorpark pending approval from regulators. Joe Duffy’s parent, JDM Automotive, has agreed to (...)

Triple ICRA Class one champion skipper John Maybury at the wheel of his J109 yacht Joker II on Dublin Bay. The Royal Irish Yacht Club helmsman is among 28 in the running for the Irish Sailor of the Year award tonight at the RDS in Dublin. Photo: David O’Brien

Offshore sailing exploits are expected to feature strongly on Friday night in Dublin at the presentation of the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards where 28 s(...)

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Swedish multinational furniture retailer IKEA, stands outside the company’s head office in Almhult, Sweden in 2002. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP

Ingvar Kamprad, the Ikea founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died aged 91, the company said. Ike(...)

A recent survey suggested commercial demand for driverless cars may not be as strong as we assume.  Photograph: iStock

For close on a decade now, robot cars have been dominating the automotive headlines. Ever since Google, especially, began to seriously work on and tes(...)

Norbert Reilly: emailed his resignation from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association on Thursday after disagreeing with several developments  over the last year

On the eve of a symposium to determine the future direction of the organisation, Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) executive member Norbert Reil(...)

A CES  attendee wears Blade augmented reality glasses enabled with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant Photograph: Bloomberg

It is often said that the most interesting part of the Consumer Electronics Show is not the technology on show but the conversations that happen behin(...)

Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang said Nvidia and Uber will partner to build self-driving cars. Photograph:  Rick Wilking/Reuters

Nvidia, trying to spread its industry-leading graphics chip technology into new areas, said Uber Technologies and Volkswagen will use its artificial i(...)

Until longer-range models arrive, and until there’s a proper network of  charging points, the old-school hybrid can still teach plugins and EVs a thing or two

Hybrids have been around for 20 years now. It was in 1997 that Toyota and Honda vied to get the first hybrid half-electric, half-petrol car on sale to(...)

Tencent Holdings WeChat messaging application has denied it is storing chat histories. Photograph: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings’ WeChat, China’s most popular messenger app, has denied storing users’ chat histories, after a top businessman was quoted in media re(...)

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