Increasing imports of cars from the UK mcontinue to be driven by a weakened Sterling exchange rate. According to industry watchers motorcheck.ie, 13,381 cars have been imported from the UK so far this year, a rise of some 41 per cent.

The car trade in Ireland will be hoping for a significant boost from the July registration plate change, as sales of new models dipped again in June. (...)

The car buyers of the UK are turning their backs on diesel almost as quickly as voters turned their backs on the EU

The car buyers of the UK are turning their backs on diesel almost as quickly as voters turned their backs on the EU. A combination of uncertainty surr(...)

Some dealers are reporting that as many as 70 per cent of their new car sales are based on PCP

The Irish car trade is becoming increasingly nervous that its reliance on cheap, subsidised PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) finance is building a cas(...)

As the mandated accompanying driver, you do need to be proactive. Don’t presume the learner has seen a potential problem ahead. Photograph: iStock

After four days cocooned in a maternity hospital, I found the December rain swirling around the car park bracing, to say the least. But, as any first-(...)

Toyota is the best-selling car brand on the Irish market with registrations of 8,329, ahead of Volkswagen with 8,133, Ford with 8,075 and Hyundai on 8.073

New car sales are down 10 per cent on last year. In a further sign of trouble for the motor trade, sales in April fell 24 per cent on the same month l(...)

Car models such as the updated VW Golf, the new Ford Fiesta and Peugeot’s new 3008 are not yet filling up the Irish sales charts.

The true state of the Irish car market is being disguised by enormous numbers of last-day registrations in the first three months of the year as both (...)

The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is seen during the 87th International Motor Show in Geneva. Toyota was the most popular make of new car licensed last month.

The number of new cars licensed in Ireland in February fell by 20.2 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier, according to the Central Stati(...)

The average cost of car insurance is estimated to have increased by over 70% since 2013, with some premiums rising at a much higher rate. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Nearly 1,200 people were refused a quote for car insurance by three or more insurers last year, by far the highest number of multiple refusals on reco(...)

Hyundai was the best-selling car so far this year, with its Tucson the most popular vehicle sold, followed by Volkswagen,Toyota, Ford and Nissan.

New car sales advanced by 18 per cent in the 10 months to October, but the sale of new cars actually fell in that month on the back of Brexit uncertai(...)

‘Our experience of previous periods of high insurances costs suggest that car maintenance will reduce, increasing the risk of accidents and the incidence of uninsured driving is also likely to increase,’ says Alan Nolan, director general of SIMI. Image: iStock

There is an increasing clamour for the motor insurance premiums in Ireland to be brought down. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has cla(...)

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