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BMW X5 30d M Sport

You know the techies are taking over the motoring world when the gadgets start to get outlandish. In the BMW X5, the major talking point isn’t the mus(...)

A total of 125,557 new passenger cars were registered in 2018, with Volkswagen the best-selling brand, recording 13,775 new sales, ahead of Toyota on 12,037, according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry

Brexit’s impact on sterling has been blamed for the 4.4 per cent fall in new car sales in 2018, as used imported arriving from the UK exceeded 100,000(...)

Rosslare and Waterford ports could take spillover traffic from Dublin Port, pictured above, in the event of a no-deal Brexit causing customs delays on goods crossing the Irish Sea. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Opting for a cashback mortgage could end up costing borrowers €30,000 more over the life of their mortgage, and younger and less-educated borrowers ar(...)

A spokeswoman for Nissan Ireland said the move, described by Hyundai as cynical, was a strategic business decision. Photograph:  Getty Images

In the race for the title of Ireland’s best-selling car, Nissan Ireland is seeking to boost its sales numbers by pre-registering Qashqai SUVs before t(...)

The Irish Times top car for 2019: Jaguar’s I-Pace

Next year is looking already starting to look like a banner year for new cars, with several genuinely iconic models up for renewal, including the new (...)

This 3 Series is one of the very few relatively affordable cars you can buy that retains that sense of driver engagement and fun

BMW’s mid-sized saloon has got its mojo back after a bit of a mid-life crisis. The 3 Series may trace its DNA back to the 1500 saloons of the 1960s, b(...)

25 degrees Celsius. That’s the ideal room temperature for a cosy Christmas in front of the fire. It’s also the sweet spot for Audi’s new electric cros(...)

The Government is on course to run a budget surplus this year for the first time in over a decade following a near record €2.7 billion corporation tax take in November

There’s a sense of 2007 about the news today, amid reports of a near-record corporation tax take, renewed pressure to pay more to bankers, and a repor(...)

When the C5 Aircross encountered a varied range of bumps and yumps the suspension seemed out of sync with the road.

Citroen reckons it has found a sweet spot in the family crossover segment not yet properly served: comfort. And who better to play the comfort car tha(...)

Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

Joe Thompson completed the renowned 151-mile Moroccan desert marathon in 2009, collecting money for charity. Then the money he raised disappeared. Fi(...)

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