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The Jeep Compass,  Kia Picanto and  Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet have come under criticism after  Euro NCAP carried out a crash test on the vehicles.

A raft of new crash test results has been released by the independent safety experts Euro NCAP, but while there are many cars achieving the full five-(...)

Mercedes Ireland has warned that the Irish car market could be heading for a major financial implosion, and has indirectly criticised its major competitors for fuelling the fires of what could be serious devaluations in the values of used cars.

Mercedes Ireland has warned that the Irish car market could be heading for a major financial implosion, and has indirectly criticised its major compet(...)

Mercedes’ Project One supercar  can hit 200km/h in six seconds with a top speed in excess of 350km/h. Photograph: Getty Images

When the annals of motoring history are written, the honour for spearheading the electric car revolution won’t go to the likes of Tesla or cars like t(...)

Robert “Pino” Harris in 2008.

Robert “Pino” Harris dramatically changed the Irish commercial road transport market when he started to import Hino trucks from Japan in 1968, eventua(...)

Volkswagen Golfs are loaded in a delivery tower at the plant of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Volkswagen will hold a special supervisory board meeting on Wednesday to discuss allegations that German carmakers operated a wide-ranging cartel, a s(...)

“Audi aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines for its customers and to make a contribution towards improving air quality,” the carmaker said in a statement. Photograph: iStockphoto

Volkswagen’s premium brand Audi is starting a voluntary recall of diesel cars, following a similar move by rival Mercedes-Benz as regulatory scrutiny (...)

Ed Sheeran ’has done wonders for the reputation of boys with red hair and he’s Irish (sort of). What’s not to like?’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What has everybody got against Ed Sheeran, the pint sized, partly Irish, properly red-headed, super-successful singer-songwriter and pop star extraord(...)

King of the supercars: the Porsche 911 cannot be beaten when it comes to responsive steering

The best one: Porsche 911 We were all a little worried when Porsche said it was switching all mainstream 911s to turbo power. Would it be as much fun(...)

Mazda’s orange-and-green rotary-engined 787B. “These cars were 800bhp, 230mph projectiles, they were fantastic to drive and unbelievable to see, hurtling down the Mulsanne at 230mph.”

Felix Wankel was not a nice man. Oh, I’m sure he was nice to his wife and kids, and probably loved dogs or budgies or hamsters or some such. Maybe he (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe: hoping to avoid big rise in public pay levels. Photograph: Collins

The report of the Public Service Pay Commission published earlier this week is part of a process, the process of navigating a course towards a new pub(...)

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