Shane O’Donoghue

Shane O’Donoghue

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?

Kia’s new Sorento arrives in Ireland

Kia’s new Sorento arrives in Ireland

New car sales for the first two months of 2015 in Ireland are up 28.31 per cent on the same period last year. More eye-opening again is the increase in registrations of vehicles categorised as ‘SUV Prestige’ - sales have jumped 85.06 per cent accordi

New car sales continue to soar in Ireland

New car sales continue to soar in Ireland

Simi announces latest car sales and jobs numbers, writes Shane O’Donoghue

New Golf R is the pick of the fast VW Group

New Golf R is the pick of the fast VW Group

There are a bewildering number of ‘fast’ cars on sale, even just within the Volkswagen Group stable. Here, we sample the latest Golf R, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Mercedes gets very serious with AMG

Mercedes gets very serious with AMG

The recipe may be the same for the latest AMG-fettled Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but it’s a far more accomplished car than ever before.