Shane O’Donoghue

Shane O’Donoghue

BMW’s X2 squares style with driving fun

BMW’s X2 squares style with driving fun

In the world of premium -brand SUVs, downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean that you end up with l...

The inconvenient truth: Road safety trumps all else

The inconvenient truth: Road safety trumps all else

The Road Traffic Bill’s tough stance on unaccompanied learner drivers is justified

Electric taxis for all? Don’t bet against it just yet

Electric taxis for all? Don’t bet against it just yet

The newly-announced grants for small public service vehicles could be a game-changer for the EV and hybrid market

New Mercedes S-Class is the ultimate humblebrag

New Mercedes S-Class is the ultimate humblebrag

The interior of the S-Class has come in for more obvious primping, bringing it into line with its E-Class sibling in terms of technology

So, how are new car sales shaping up in Ireland?

So, how are new car sales shaping up in Ireland?

Toyota has taken the top spot, with Peugeot surprisingly breaking into the top ten for the first time in many years

Hyundai’s new compact SUV has big shoes to fill

Hyundai’s new compact SUV has big shoes to fill

Kona hopes to match the success of its Tucson big brother. But that will take some doing

Honda refuses to jump on anti-diesel bandwagon

Honda refuses to jump on anti-diesel bandwagon

The new low-emissions Civic diesel will suit plenty of buyers, Honda claims: it’s purely a matter of taste and practicality

We're witnessing a revolution in Co Clare

We're witnessing a revolution in Co Clare

Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to open a huge R&D centre in Shannon is great news for the region, and not just because of the 150 new jobs

Rolls-Royce: Long live the king of cars

Rolls-Royce: Long live the king of cars

Forget other cars as competitors, the eighth generation Phantom is vying for attention alongside the likes of a speedboat or a villa in the Alps

New product is what Volkswagen is all about

New product is what Volkswagen is all about

The emissions scandal has done little to dent Volkswagen’s Irish following – it’s back in front with three new models to sell

Electric BMW gains a little S appeal

Electric BMW gains a little S appeal

Along with a raft of changes for the new model year, the BMW i3 line-up gains a sportier new ‘i3s’ derivative, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Share of cars sold with debt attached has doubled in three years

Share of cars sold with debt attached has doubled in three years

The increase is thought to be in line with more reliance on hire purchase and PCPs

Maserati doesn’t mess with a success

Maserati doesn’t mess with a success

A little bit of Italian flair set the original Maserati Ghibli apart from its buttoned-down German rivals, and the new model builds on success

Dial M for marvellous

Dial M for marvellous

Shane O’Donoghue drives the brand new BMW M5 – and finds that the four-wheel drive enhances the iconic model

Will Brexit put brakes on Personal Contract Plan?

Will Brexit put brakes on Personal Contract Plan?

PCP hire purchase is the go-to car finance option for many, but cheap imports from Britain could affect resale value