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Volkswagen could be forced to pay as much as $4.04 billion - and much more in individual owner compensation - if regulators reject a fix entirely

Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.26 billion to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting 3.0 litre diesel-engined vehicles – and could be forced(...)

A drawing from the “House and Home” exhibition coming up at the Irish Architectural Archive in Dublin

Go ‘Green’ in Kildare Burtown House, near Athy in Co Kildare, is one of those places where visitors can relax into a seamless blend of history and he(...)

Uber’s Volvo XC90 self-driving car is shown during a demonstration of self-driving automotive technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters

The automotive world gathered in Paris last week. On Thursday the motoring bosses addressed the media on the great advances they have made, the ongoin(...)

 Martin Winterkorn: data from July 2015, leaked to the ‘Bild am Sonntag’, suggests he agreed with VW strategy not to admit the scale of the wrongdoing.  Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg

Volkswagen’s ex-chief executive Martin Winterkorn was reportedly informed about the car firm’s efforts to cheat emissions tests – and a plan to make o(...)

Amazon Dash will launch with 48 brands in the scheme in the UK after launching in the US in March last year. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Seeking to capitalise on consumers too busy or forgetful to shop for household essentials, retail giant Amazon is bringing its thumb-sized, one-button(...)

A rope lamp at Anthony Peto’s home in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Dublin resident Anthony Peto is a British born designer of Hungarian ancestry who initially studied law, was editor of The Art Magazine in the 1980s i(...)

Charging an electric car. As VW negotiates the terms of compensation, engine fixes and car recalls for its massive fraud in the US, it stands to benefit from a German e-car stimulus programme co-financed by taxpayers and the industry.

German consumer groups have attacked plans for a €5,000 bonus to subsidise the purchase of German electric cars, days after Volkswagen agreed $5,000 i(...)

Situated between Northbrook and Dartmouth Roads in Ranelagh, Cambridge Terrace is a quiet leafy road with houses on just one side. The owners, who ha(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a campaign event for the Baden-Wuerttemberg CDU in Nuertingen, on Tuesday, framed by an image of CDU frontrunner Guido Wolf. Photograph: Marijan Murat/EPA

When Angela Merkel arrived at a Stuttgart election rally on Tuesday evening, she had hoped to have in her handbag a package of measures to ease the mi(...)

 Engineers at work in Robert Bosch’s new €310 million R&D centre at Renningen in Germany

“A completely new work environment for creative minds” is how the world’s largest automotive supply company, Robert Bosch, describes its new €310 mill(...)

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