Michael Mcaleer

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In 2009, when the financial crisis struck and car sales collapsed, the tax take fell to €375 million.

So what are the main points of the proposed new motor tax regime? Basically it boils down to this: For all motorists – Increases in the price of di(...)

The proposed alternative tax regime would see the number of VRT bands increase from 11 to 14, with a new low rate of 7 per cent applied to vehicles with emissions below 51g/km. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Major changes to the motor tax regime are proposed in a new plan from senior Government officials. These involve an increase in the number of tax band(...)

BMW 118d: the mix of engaging steering and smooth power delivery, combined with a smart modern cabin, is enough to justify its premium badge

They say necessity is the mother of invention. When BMW’s bean counters decided to forgo the company’s trademark rear wheel-drive format for its smal(...)

Volkswagen Group is to invest in Ford’s autonomous vehicle venture, Argo AI, in a deal that deepens the alliance between two of the world’s largest auto giants. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty

Volkswagen Group is to invest in Ford’s autonomous vehicle venture, Argo AI, in a deal that deepens the alliance between two of the world’s largest au(...)

Beef magnate Larry Goodman has been building up a stake in Green Reit in recent weeks, as the Dublin-listed property company courts bidders after putting itself up for sale in April

Ryanair could close bases and is offering unpaid leave to pilots as tough trading conditions and delays in delivery of Boeing’s new 737 Max aircraft c(...)

Overall, the Audi e-Tron crossover delivers proper premium flair in a family-sized car, but at a hefty price

Buying a new car these days is as much about the Dáil as the dealership. Politicians are now active players in the motor trade thanks to their grand p(...)

The Gowan Group is to take control of the Opel brand in the Republic

The Gowan Group is to take control of the Opel brand in the Republic. The company, owned by the Maughan family, already holds the Irish franchise(...)

Karlin Lillington: “We need to talk about the kind of city we want before more tech firms arrive”

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society managing director, Michael Fingleton, approved over €6 billion worth of property loans on which the lender su(...)

Nothing matches  Le Mans. For roughly €80 a ticket and a few euros for a tent, you get to see some of the best drivers in the world test their mental and physical mettle

It’s 7pm on a sunny Saturday and people are lazing on the grass, sipping beer as, on stage, an ageing French rock band knocks out another Tom Petty co(...)

Pieter Nota, BMW board member in charge of sales: “For us the road is not to force certain technologies through –  it’s more about the end results environmentally, it’s about clean air.

Here’s a 10-pointer pub quiz question: what’s the biggest tourist attraction in Bavaria? No, it’s not Munich’s infamous putsch beer hall, or the Neusc(...)

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