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Minister for Tourism: the Restaurants Association of Ireland called for his head over the VAT increase. Photograph: Alan Betson

Budget 2019 attempted to spread largesse from a fairly small pot as widely as possible. To make that easier, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe rais(...)

The number of imported used cars registered for the first time in the Republic reached 68,784 at the end of last month, up 10.7 per cent on last year. Photograph: David Hecker/Getty Images

New car sales in August were up 3.5 per cent on last year, with 5,932 new registrations. It brings the total so far this year to 119,937, a fall of 3.(...)

Volkswagen remains the most popular brand on the market, with 9,504 sales. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

New car registrations fell 4.5 per cent in the first half of the year, with 87,151 such vehicles registered with 181 plates. The drop in new sales com(...)

Dublin’s Jake Malone is tackled by David Burke and Gearóid McInerney of Galway during the Leinster SHC round-robin at Pearse Stadium in Salthill. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-26 Dublin 2-19 Galway needed every one of Jason Flynn’s 11 points to shake off the challenge of Dublin in the Leinster hurling championship (...)

Players pile up in the Dublin goal during the Leinster SHC clash with Offaly. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 2-24 Offaly 0-13 Dublin duly administered the last rites to Offaly at Parnell Park on Sunday to consign the Midlanders to next year’s Joe McDo(...)

Used car imports in May stood at 8,979 for the month, up 18.4 per cent on the same month last year, bringing the year to date total to 43,738, up 13 per cent.

New car sales in May were up 1.5 per cent on the same month last year at 6,080, but the market remains down 4.3 per cent overall on the year to date, (...)

 Dublin’s Liam Rushe: he  has a rare combination of bulk and speed, and on Sunday he had the attitude to go along with it.   Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

My very first All-Ireland final was in 1991. I was nine years old. I went with my dad, and we stood on Hill 16 and watched Tipperary beat Kilkenny. We(...)

Have you noticed your car’s Co2 emissions going up lately? No, you probably haven’t as it’s hardly the sort of thing you would notice, unless you’re t(...)

There were 3,800 electric vehicles (EVs) on Irish roads by the end of 2017 but registrations of new and imported EVs are currently up by 40 per cent compared to same period last year. File photograph: Getty Images

The use of the electric vehicle (EV) on Irish roads is about to become “the new normal for people in their everyday lives” and “no longer just a progr(...)

Volkswagen is the best-selling car brand in the Republic so far this year

New car sales were down 10.5 per cent in March compared to the same month last year on the back of challenging trading conditions due to Storm Emma an(...)

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