Shane O’Donoghue

Shane O’Donoghue

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

The reign of SUV crossovers will continue in 2018

The reign of SUV crossovers will continue in 2018

With a wealth of choice for all budgets in the coming months, it’s going to be a happy new year for car buyers

The best cars of the year

The best cars of the year

The whole idea of having Car of the Year awards is a bit odd, and arguably of minimal value to the car makers. Instead, I’m going to attempt to pick what I think is the best car on sale in each of the biggest sales segments

Nissan is predicting a big swing to petrol power

Nissan is predicting a big swing to petrol power

The split between petrol and diesel could be close to equal by the end of next year

BMW opens up a new window to its electric future

BMW opens up a new window to its electric future

The German giant is rolling out new technology, with a stirring promise to ‘electrify all brands’

Personal development, with a few added twists

Personal development, with a few added twists

A driving lesson in Leicestershire with Formula One driving coach Rob Wilson doesn’t take place in the sort of swanky sports car you might expect it to

Small wonder: Clio makes a little go a long way

Small wonder: Clio makes a little go a long way

The revamped Renault is an eerily good drive, and it is just one of the current crop of tiny super-cars on the market

Seven of a kind

Seven of a kind

Though only seven of them will be made, Aston Martin expects most examples of the AMR Pro Vantage to be driven