Michael Mcaleer

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Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to the official figures

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to official figures, which show the average cost of a home in t(...)

Herbert Diess, chief executive of Volkswagen, presents the carmaker’s new electric car, the ID.3 model, at the Frankfurt motor show. Photograph: Silas Stein/DPA/AFP

The Government’s current target of having one million electric vehicles on our roads by 2030 is unattainable, the Irish motor trade has warned in a le(...)

The new VW ID3 electric car will arrive in Ireland next spring. Photograph: EPA

Once upon a time in Frankfurt, the motor show was huge; commercially, culturally, and especially physically. Some of that scale has left the show this(...)

How do you defend a simple symbol of your past against time and technology? Can you take the most basic of motoring vehicles and make it relevant for (...)

The new Kia XCeed: According to a survey referenced by Kia, crossover buyers rate exterior design above all other attributes at a whopping 64 per cent.

The new Kia XCeed appears to have an identity crisis. On one hand it wants to be an SUV and on the other it wants to be a dynamic hatchback: it can’t (...)

Judging day for this year’s Irish Times Innovation awards. Ciaran Heavey, associate prof at UCD Quinn School of Business; Dr Lisa Higgins, head of challenge Research at Science Foundation Ireland; Gearoid Mooney, research and innovation division manager, Enterprise. Ireland; Dave Flynn, executive director of Skillnet Ireland; and Aideen Dowling of KPMG. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The 15 finalists in this year’s Irish Times Innovation Awards have been selected. Across five categories, the finalists were chosen from more than 100(...)

The 2-litre, 194bhp engine  is quieter and more refined than its predecessor, but it’s also noticeably more responsive

To judge by the fleet of new model releases at Mercedes-Benz these days, you would think they had the midas touch, particularly when it comes to cashf(...)

Skoda Kamiq: a fine family car, well-built, sturdy and with room for two adults in the back, all powered by a perky little three-cylinder 1-litre engine

We’ve come full circle in the SUV craze. Where once the abbreviation defined misplaced off-road work vehicles dressed for suburban shopping runs, it h(...)

Kia e-Soul electric car: its big selling point is the new 64kW battery with an official range between charges of 452km.

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Soul. Kia’s boxy-looking hatchback chimes with the need to revamp the profile of the family car to give it a fight(...)

Gavin Hydes, chief executive of Joe Duffy Motors Group:  “Every time we sell a car, I’m collecting between €10,500 and €11,000 worth of tax.”  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Finglas now proudly boasts a €10 million motoring temple to Porsche, nestled in the shadow of the M50’s Junction 5. It’s an improbable location for a(...)

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