Michael Mcaleer

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A decade ago the then government set a target that 10 per cent of the Irish vehicle fleet would be electric by 2020, meaning 240,000 electric vehicles on our roads. We’re likely to be 230,000 shy of that target by the end of next year.

A million electric cars by 2030. It sounds fantastic and it is time to do the maths to see if it is realistic. There were 2.7 million vehicles on Ir(...)

Prof Patrick Honohan said that the financial market “is always wrong”. “We saw how wrong it was in the years before the crisis of 2007. It was over-optimistic. But then after that, and progressively in 2008, 2009 and 2010 it became too pessimistic.”

The Government is set on Tuesday to consider the outline of planned laws to make senior bankers more accountability individually for failings or wrong(...)

Karlin Lillington on the national broadband debate: “To end up where we are, after two decades, is so exasperating, so misguided, so idiotic, so stupidly aligned to the fact that almost no one in government, from any party, has ever taken this issue seriously or viewed it intelligently.”

Thousands of credit union members across the State are being asked to withdraw some of their savings, as caps are being applied to deposit accounts. S(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe on budget day last year. Asked whether he was dismayed at the fact the Government was ignoring IFAC’s advice, its chairman said: “The Government are ignoring their own advice and projections.”

The Government’s medium-term projections for the public finances are “not credible”, the State’s fiscal watchdog has said in its latest assessment of (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has previously made commitments that the tax surge will not feed into day to day spending

The government will this week be told by the state’s fiscal watchdog that it should direct billions of euros in corporate tax revenues into a “prudenc(...)

Ryanair is publishing figures today showing its operations produced 66 grams of carbon dioxide per passenger for every kilometre its craft travelled in May.

Ryanair says it has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per passenger of any European airline as it releases figures detailing its impact on the atmos(...)

The best-selling model so far this year is the Nissan Qashqai with 2,875 registrations, ahead of the Hyundai Tucson with 2,733

New car sales rose4.7 per cent in May compared to last year, with 6,341 registrations. However, total registrations are still down 7.6 per cent on las(...)

Opel Corsa-e: Aside from the subtle ‘e’ moniker and a different set of wheels, the car looks exactly the same as the petrol and diesel Corsas

There’s an odd air at Opel head office in Germany these days: optimism. After 88 years of ownership by General Motors, the takeover by French rival P(...)

While the incredible pace offered by electric power when you kick down can set pulses racing, there is an overriding air of calm that comes over you behind the wheel of the EQC. Part of this is due to its silence, partly to the cabin layout, but mainly it’s down to the lack of effort needed to drive the car

The supposed green wave that swept across Europe’s political landscape last week might have mainstream political parties putting together new climate-(...)

For the Fast and Furious generation, the driving fun is certainly there in the new Supra.

It’s billed as the return of a legend, but is the revival of the Toyota Supra really its swansong? Can a two-seater sports car that built its reputati(...)

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