Michael Mcaleer

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Gavin Hydes, chief executive of Joe Duffy Motors Group: Used vehicle sales at the group were up 5 per cent to €131 million. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Joe Duffy Group, Ireland’s largest motor dealer network, recorded a 2.5 per cent rise in profits to €8.87 million last year, on turnover of €294 m(...)

 Motor trade concerned that WLTP  will result in many new cars being rated with higher official emissions figures. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty

Irish car dealers are calling on the Government to delay any major reforms of the current motor tax regime for at least 12 months. The dealers, who ha(...)

Administrators appointed to Harland and Wolff shipyard will file for insolvency at the High Court in Belfast today.

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) executives have said it could be another four years before the group’s Ulster Bank unit in the Republic will be making en(...)

Sales at Apple’s Irish-registered international holding company rose 13.1 per cent to $155.8 billion (€141 billion) in 2018, new accounts filed by the company show

The US owner of the Shelbourne Hotel and builder of Dublin’s Capital Dock says that the Republic is set to become its biggest European market by incom(...)

The total new car market for 2019 is down 7.57%,  with 105,441 new car registrations to the end of July. In contrast  used imports are up 4.2%  this year at 62,505

New car sales fell 8.4 per cent in July, with the majority of buyers opting for petrol over diesel, a trend not seen since motor tax changed to an emi(...)

Claims in Ireland could amount to more than €200 million, depending on how many of the hauliers are still in business. Photograph: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Thousands of Irish truck owners who bought vehicles between 1997 and 2011 may begin compensation action through the Irish courts against manufacturers(...)

At the heart of the issue is the European-wide adoption of a new, stricter emissions-testing regime, known as WLTP. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New car prices look set to rise. That’s bad news for a motor trade already suffering under a flood of used imports. If there is good news from the pro(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council that his spending forecasts “lack credibility”.

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council that his spending forecasts “lack credibility” and(...)

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(...)

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