Shane O’Donoghue

Shane O’Donoghue

How many previous owners are too many?

How many previous owners are too many?

How many previous owners of a car would put you off buying it? Personally, no matter how perfect ...

Aston’s ‘super light’ is a true heavyweight

Aston’s ‘super light’ is a true heavyweight

The new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera may have a name from the past, but it’s bang up to date in every other regard under the sun

Finally, we get proper emissions testing

Finally, we get proper emissions testing

Ever heard of WLTP or RDE? These little letters may nip you in the wallet initially, but are good news in the long term

Summer loving in Mazda’s new MX-5

Summer loving in Mazda’s new MX-5

The updated open-top will make you long for a return of the sunshine, writes Shane O’Donoghue

The other half shake their wallets in Monterey

The other half shake their wallets in Monterey

Last week in California, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever to be auctioned off

Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Size matters, as does weight. We need to start curtailing our appetite for fuel-hungry, space-hogging hunks of metal

Senna supercar lives up to its name

Senna supercar lives up to its name

The new limited edition McLaren offers a sublime driving experience, but it’s not for the faint-hearted, writes Shane O’Donoghue

A vehicle fit for a Pope?

A vehicle fit for a Pope?

Pope Francis plans to travel around Ireland in a Skoda Rapid: a humble choice, but with great legroom

How to put the brakes on speed merchants

How to put the brakes on speed merchants

If Shane Ross wants to bring in tougher penalties for dangerous speeding, he should first make sure the limits are appropriate

Enjoy your driving, as  it’s all about the journey

Enjoy your driving, as it’s all about the journey

The youth of today have far less interest in cars than their forebears did. Do they simply see motoring as an unnecessary pursuit?

Car-buying habits changing at speed

Car-buying habits changing at speed

A study to find out how much money Irish people are spending on new cars has unearthed some fascinating results

Why the new driving rules should be welcomed

Why the new driving rules should be welcomed

The new Road Traffic Amendment Bill contains laws that could genuinely save lives

Will car ownership become a thing of the past?

Will car ownership become a thing of the past?

Electric car fleets operating from hubs are the natural successor to PCP payment deals

Motor Head with Shane O’Donoghue

Motor Head with Shane O’Donoghue

In a heatwave, tempers flare and more accidents happen – so, for once, distraction is the key to safe motoring

No matter how many social climbers clamber into SUVs, the saloon is a better car - and it could be making a comeback

No matter how many social climbers clamber into SUVs, the saloon is a better car - and it could be making a comeback

For at least five years now we’ve seen a seemingly unending stream of new and reinvented SUVs a...