Shane O’Donoghue

Shane O’Donoghue

BMW is happy to sacrifice practicality for glamour

BMW is happy to sacrifice practicality for glamour

It’s officially summer, you know, and one way to celebrate is at the wheel of the exhilarating new 8 Series Convertible, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Time’s up for ‘learner’ drivers gaming the system

Time’s up for ‘learner’ drivers gaming the system

Having 170,000 unqualified drivers on the road is a public safety issue, one that needs to be tackled urgently

We ‘grille’ the updated BMW 7 Series

We ‘grille’ the updated BMW 7 Series

Some won’t like the new look. But if you take the road less travelled it’s still one of the best luxury saloons on the market

Driving our way to a heavier carbon footprint

Driving our way to a heavier carbon footprint

Carbon emissions alone present a massive challenge for the car market in Ireland – especially as everyone wants to go bigger

Giving the classics an electric new lease of life

Giving the classics an electric new lease of life

Classic cars can be enjoyed even if petrol power is outlawed, as I discovered when I took a rather special Ferrari for a spin

Car market careers down the hill with the government at the wheel

Car market careers down the hill with the government at the wheel

Ireland is the only EU state that is letting car buyers carry the can for the altered emissions testing regime

Focus on tech to boost road safety is positive step

Focus on tech to boost road safety is positive step

Speed limiters were a red herring, but no solution should remove responsibility from the driver

BMW’s eastern promise

BMW’s eastern promise

China is BMW’s largest market in the world. Notably, the Chinese market accounts for over 40 pe...

All roads lead to Kerry for Electronomous

All roads lead to Kerry for Electronomous

The Killarney-based conference is set to be bigger and better than ever this May

Electric dreams

Electric dreams

Electric car sales in Ireland are up by over 500 per cent. Is now the time to make the switch?

The new power generation

The new power generation

Shane O’Donoghue runs the rule over the electric vehicles already on sale in Ireland

Motor Head

Motor Head

Bugatti’s €11m Voiture Noire proves the days of the supercar are far from numbered

Give in to your Spider sense and raise the roof

Give in to your Spider sense and raise the roof

The open-topped McLaren 600LT Spider is breathtakingly quick round the track and huge fun to drive – but it may not be suited to Irish weather, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Along came a spectacular new McLaren Spider

Along came a spectacular new McLaren Spider

Open-topped cars don’t come much faster or more beguiling than the new McLaren 720S, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Hire car hell can hamstring a holiday

Hire car hell can hamstring a holiday

Renting a vehicle abroad is a process fraught with pitfalls and frustrations – even if you know your onions