Alan Nolan

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 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(...)

The hurley of Tipperary’s Michael Cahill breaks while blocking a shot from Paul Winters during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 0-20 Tipperary 2-25 Not quite nothing to see here but not an awful lot of consequence, either. A blustery opening period aside, this quarter-f(...)

Toyota Auris: hybrids  account for 6 per cent of new car sales in the Republic, totalling 3,200 vehicles.  Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

New car sales were down 3.5 per cent in the first two months, but used imports are surging ahead, up 17.3 per cent on last year. Total new car sales (...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey gets away from Dublin’s Chris Crummey during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B match against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick 1-26 Dublin 0-17 Limerick brushed aside a disappointing Dublin in a one-sided affair at the Gaelic Grounds, the sole consolation for the vis(...)

Offaly’s Shane Dooley scores a goal with a penalty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Offaly 2-25 Dublin 1-15 Offaly delivered a performance of encouraging quality and intensity in hammering a disjointed Dublin by 13 points in their on(...)

A one-year change to BIK on electric vehicles is likely to have little impact:  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A zero per per cent rate of Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) for one year on electric vehicles was the only measure in a budget that otherwise left the motorist (...)

Grants for firms to install public charging points and free tolls for electric vehicles on the likes of the Port Tunnel and East Link Bridge are being proposed by Simi in its pre-budget submission

The motor trade is warning of a potential “perfect storm” similar to that which decimated the sector in 2008 and has called on the Government to avoid(...)

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