Shane O’Donoghue

Shane O’Donoghue

Jaguar XE launches in Ireland

Jaguar XE launches in Ireland

Jaguar Ireland has launched its answer to the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, with an eyebrow-raising starting price

Women@SIMI event grows

[email protected] event grows

Last week, the second annual [email protected] event was hosted in Dublin by the Society of the Irish Mo...

Honda CR-V: a premium revamp

Honda CR-V: a premium revamp

A smaller engine for the range-topping Honda CR-V is just one of the important changes that transform the SUV into a real challenger for class honours.

SsangYong targets mainstream with budget SUV crossover

SsangYong targets mainstream with budget SUV crossover

The SsangYong Tivoli compact crossover is the Korean company’s best chance yet to make an impact in Ireland

A little car that thinks big

A little car that thinks big

The impressive Mazda2 has arrived in Ireland and it stands out from the crowd.

Top gear: Maserati and Porsche eye up Ireland

Top gear: Maserati and Porsche eye up Ireland

The Italian car maker is planning a luxury SUV and new sports car to challenge the Porsche 911

Feisty and frugal: the new VW Polo

Feisty and frugal: the new VW Polo

If you fancy a rapid compact hatchback that doesn't wear its performance on its sleeve, doesn't c...

Opel’s hot hatch doesn’t quite hit the spot

Opel’s hot hatch doesn’t quite hit the spot

Most buyers won’t realise that the subtle Opel Astra range is topped by this fire-breathing OPC hot hatch.

Suzuki gambles on colour for new SUV

Suzuki gambles on colour for new SUV

Suzuki is taking a chance on daring colours and customisation for its Vitara compact SUV.

New offering from Jeep is no Renegade

New offering from Jeep is no Renegade

Jeep has joined the growing ranks of compact SUVs with its new Renegade model.

Citroen aims for Europe’s top spot

Citroen aims for Europe’s top spot

The PSA Group, comprising Peugeot and Citroen brands, claims to have one of the lowest fleet aver...

New practicality from Mercedes-Benz

New practicality from Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz launched two takes on practicality to the Irish market last week in the shape of two very different models – the new V-Class and the CLA Shooting Brake.

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

It may have been a cold January across Ireland, but the cockles of many a heart (in the motor industry and government alike) were warmed last week when the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) released new car sales figures for the first month

Two new Peugeots arrive

Two new Peugeots arrive

Peugeot hopes to make a splash with its all-new 108 and revamped 508 ranges, writes Shane O’Donoghue.

BMW 1 Series’ new face to the world

BMW 1 Series’ new face to the world

BMW launches its facelifted 1 Series, but, Shane O’Donoghue asks, do Irish buyers really need all-wheel drive?