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 Ford Bridgend Engine plant in south Wales on the day it was confirmed the plant is to close next year. Photograph:  by Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty

The global auto industry is stalling. Falling demand, particularly in the all-important Chinese market is causing a slump in sales. The VW emissions (...)

The Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition isn’t the fastest hot hatch around but it still has the lightning steering response that you expect from a Mini, and it’s still gloriously good fun to drive

It seems, as you open the door, as if you’re about to take a step back in time. The exterior looks old, albeit well-scrubbed up. Even given the modern(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Woodies DIY owner Grafton may do further deals in the Netherlands following its €131 million purchase of Polvo there last month, according to the Iris(...)

Gavin Slark chief executive of GraftonGroup. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The hot weather has led to booming business for builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton, with revenue up 8 per cent in the first half of the year. (...)

Hyundai’s come a long, long way and the i30N is the pinnacle of its achievements

If you were to compile a list of the worst cars of all time (and yes, that’s exactly what I like to spend my Saturday nights doing…) the Morris Marina(...)

Grafton chief executive Gavin Slark.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Grafton Group, the owner of DIY chain Woodie’s, saw revenue rise 9 per cent to a record £2.7 billion (€3.04 billion) last year. The company said the (...)

Robert “Pino” Harris in 2008.

Robert “Pino” Harris dramatically changed the Irish commercial road transport market when he started to import Hino trucks from Japan in 1968, eventua(...)

Six of the victims, clockwise from top left: Olivia Campbell (15), Saffie Rose Roussos (8), Sorrell Leczkowski (14), Georgina Callander (18) pictures with Ariana Grande, Eilidh MacLeod (14) and John Atkinson (26)

All 22 of the people who died in the Manchester bombing have been identified.Families and friends of victims killed in the blast, the worst terro(...)

 Prime minister with a plan: “Thus far, the UK government has published a detailed White Paper setting out its policy objectives for Brexit.” Photograph: Jane Barlow/AFP/Getty Images

I experienced first-hand the turmoil of mass job losses in 1984, when the British Leyland car assembly plant in which I worked closed. I was among the(...)

Sultan Kabir Chakari photographed with stitches over his eye and blood on his jumper after he was attacked at his home in Clondalkin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

A blind Afghan man was beaten with a metal rod in front of his wife and children at their home in Clondalkin on Thursday night in what he has describe(...)