The Toyota Corolla was Ireland’s top-selling new car in 2019. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

New car registrations fell by 6.8 per cent to 117,100 last year, as the number of used imports on Irish roads reached a new high for the second year i(...)

The first 60mg/km of NOx emissions from new cars is to be charged at a rate of €5 per mg. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty

A new tax based on a vehicle’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be applied to new car purchases and used imports from January 1st, replacing the cu(...)

Opel has 27 dealers in its network - including service centres - which are unaffected by the change in ownership.

Gowan Group has completed the acquisition of Opel Ireland and has announced the appointment of James Brooks as managing director of Opel operations lo(...)

‘The UK is only delighted – not just from a business perspective but also from an environmental perspective – to get rid of cars they don’t want and that they intend to ban from cities,’ said Simi’s Brian Cooke

The motor trade is pleading with the Government to tighten regulations on used-car imports amid stark warnings of job losses and a dramatic decline in(...)

Society of the Irish Motor Industry accepts changes to the funding regime ‘but now is not the time to do it’. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty

Motor dealers have been told grants for electric vehicles next year will not be allocated to car owners until after October, heightening concerns the (...)

 Motor trade concerned that WLTP  will result in many new cars being rated with higher official emissions figures. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty

Irish car dealers are calling on the Government to delay any major reforms of the current motor tax regime for at least 12 months. The dealers, who ha(...)

At the heart of the issue is the European-wide adoption of a new, stricter emissions-testing regime, known as WLTP. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New car prices look set to rise. That’s bad news for a motor trade already suffering under a flood of used imports. If there is good news from the pro(...)

According to data from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry there were 1,902 electric vehicles sold from the beginning of January to the end of May. Photograph: iStock

Retention of aspects of the benefit in kind rules for motor vehicles has prompted an increasing volume of businesses to seek out car finance for elect(...)

Nissan held the largest individual brand market share at 10.9 per cent in April. Photograph: Getty Images

There was an annual increase of almost 20 per cent in the number of private cars taxed for the first time in the Republic in April, reversing a trend (...)

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