Shane O’Donoghue

Shane O’Donoghue

Increases keep car owners and motor industry mostly on track

Increases keep car owners and motor industry mostly on track

A modest rise in carbon tax trickles down to just two cent extra on a litre of petrol or diesel

BMW’s 8 Series gives you some ultimate luxury - your way

BMW’s 8 Series gives you some ultimate luxury - your way

The endlessly customiseable jewel in BMW’s crown aims to lift the genre further upmarket than ever before, writes Shane O’ Donoghue

VW’s new T-Cross set to boost its bottom line

VW’s new T-Cross set to boost its bottom line

This year’s addition of the T-Cross to the Volkswagen range brings the number of T-branded SUVs and crossovers wearing the VW badge to four

Toyota is trying hard to shake its ‘reliable but dull’ image - with the help of the halo Supra

Toyota is trying hard to shake its ‘reliable but dull’ image - with the help of the halo Supra

There’s nothing wrong with wanting a reliable car. I’m sure we’ve all owned vehicles that w...

BMW’s new 8 Series Gran Coupé packs more than good looks

BMW’s new 8 Series Gran Coupé packs more than good looks

BMW’s new 8 series option proves four doors can be just as good as two for the coupé

A scrappage scheme to boost electric car sales would hurt the exchequer and the planet

A scrappage scheme to boost electric car sales would hurt the exchequer and the planet

It’s only a few weeks to Budget 2020, when (I presume) there will be some big changes that affe...

Bleating about used car imports does Simi no favours

Bleating about used car imports does Simi no favours

The motor industry needs to be clear, open and honest in its appeal to the government and to us, the public

Let’s not rush to judgment over SUVs on our streets

Let’s not rush to judgment over SUVs on our streets

The recent catastrophe in Berlin which claimed the lives of four pedestrians has redoubled scrutiny of SUVs, but that’s not the full story

VW charges forward with electric model at Frankfurt

VW charges forward with electric model at Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Motor Show’s star attraction this year was the Volkswagen ID.3 – the German giant’s much-anticipated electric car. Shane O’Donoghue reports

Drive towards electrification, or swerve to avoid for now?

Drive towards electrification, or swerve to avoid for now?

Everyone is talking about - and even searching for - electric cars; does that mean they’re the only choice?

DoneDeal’s depreciation data doesn’t take account of major range increases over last three years

DoneDeal’s depreciation data doesn’t take account of major range increases over last three years

Business owners are used to factoring depreciation of an asset into their calculations, but it’s not a cost that many regular motorists consider

Audi gets the keys to the Kingdom

Audi gets the keys to the Kingdom

Audi bucked a trend by launching its premium SUV update in Kerry, and the slick, spacious car did not disappoint, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Car-pooling is a great idea to cut down on congestion – in theory

Car-pooling is a great idea to cut down on congestion – in theory

As schools go back and commuting nightmares loom, we need to find a less flawed solution than car-sharing

Audi joins forces with Cartell.ie to tackle imports

Audi joins forces with Cartell.ie to tackle imports

Retailers and manufacturers have been calling on the government to reduce the number of used car imports from Britain. Audi’s new website tie-in takes a more subtle approach to the problem

Ireland is becoming Britain’s dumping ground for old cars

Ireland is becoming Britain’s dumping ground for old cars

Used imports are on the rise, which is bad for the environment and for motor retailers. Tax changes to encourage the sale of new cars could be the solution