Shane O’Donoghue

Shane O’Donoghue

Car-buying habits changing at speed

Car-buying habits changing at speed

A study to find out how much money Irish people are spending on new cars has unearthed some fascinating results

Why the new driving rules should be welcomed

Why the new driving rules should be welcomed

The new Road Traffic Amendment Bill contains laws that could genuinely save lives

Will car ownership become a thing of the past?

Will car ownership become a thing of the past?

Electric car fleets operating from hubs are the natural successor to PCP payment deals

Motor Head with Shane O’Donoghue

Motor Head with Shane O’Donoghue

In a heatwave, tempers flare and more accidents happen – so, for once, distraction is the key to safe motoring

No matter how many social climbers clamber into SUVs, the saloon is a better car - and it could be making a comeback

No matter how many social climbers clamber into SUVs, the saloon is a better car - and it could be making a comeback

For at least five years now we’ve seen a seemingly unending stream of new and reinvented SUVs a...

Obsession with perfection at McLaren

Obsession with perfection at McLaren

Last week, I attended a special drive event with McLaren Automotive (I can’t talk about the dri...

Move quickly to buy a bargain business SUV

Move quickly to buy a bargain business SUV

Time is running out for a commercial vehicle tax loophole

Could a camper van make your ideal holiday?

Could a camper van make your ideal holiday?

You’d think that, after nearly 20 years writing about cars, I’d have a well-rehearsed answer ...

The V12 Aston just got racier

The V12 Aston just got racier

The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is the next iteration of the company’s V12 grand tourer

Tampering with a car’s mileage to boost its value is a hot topic across Europe

Tampering with a car’s mileage to boost its value is a hot topic across Europe

Gone are the days where the dodgy work is carried out in a quiet corner with a set of small screwdrivers, replaced by a high-tech approach that anyone can teach themselves

With the 182 reg rolling out, VW is so far top of the 2018 sales league

With the 182 reg rolling out, VW is so far top of the 2018 sales league

Last Friday, the new car registration figures for May were released in full and they make interesting reading with the 182 registration in operation since that day

Motor Head: Forget grandiose statements, let’s take small steps

Motor Head: Forget grandiose statements, let’s take small steps

Hamburg’s new measure at first looks drastic and a shot across the bow of diesel power, but in fact it’s nothing of the sort

Porsche goes big on hybrid with Cayenne

Porsche goes big on hybrid with Cayenne

Cayenne SUV paves the way for electrification across its range

Motor Head: When the time came for me to buy a new car, Volkswagen’s doughty Touran people-carrier turned out to be just the job

Motor Head: When the time came for me to buy a new car, Volkswagen’s doughty Touran people-carrier turned out to be just the job

My family and I had no intention of buying a new car this year. Our 2009 Mazda5 MPV was well-suit...

BMW glams up the i8 hybrid at the expense of practicality

BMW glams up the i8 hybrid at the expense of practicality

There’s more show and more go for the updated BMW i8 hybrid range, writes Shane O’Donoghue