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Garage business in 1930s Mayo – Biscuit tin is a time capsule

When Gabriel Downes opened an old biscuit tin he found while trying to trace a leak in the upstairs of Downes & Sons Garage on

Celebrating 25 years with you

The Auto Trade Journal is in its 25th. year of service to you and the wider Irish auto industry. We have just published a ‘Special

Intel in Ireland to assist the European auto industry

Intel to set aside production at its massive production complex near Leixlip, Co. Kildare for auto chips. This should be up and running next spring.

Charles Hurst and Dublin Audi seek technicians

Lookers plc, which owns Charles Hurst in Northern Ireland and the Dublin Audi Centre in Sandyford as well as UsedDirect, Dublin, has launched a new

New Mercedes-Benz EQE unveiled

A ‘star’ exhibit at this year’s IAA Show in Munich was the EQE, an all-electric version of the E-Class built on a dedicated electric platform,

Renault launches all-new Arkana here

Renault says that since arriving in Irish dealerships in mid-August, customer reaction to all-new Arkana has been very positive and it adds that orders are

Toyota to add Corolla hybrid van in mid-2022

AutoTrade.ie has learned that Toyota is increasing Corolla production in its Burnaston UK plant.

Maxus offers pure electric EV at 2021 CV Show

For the first time ever, the CV Show in Birmingham showcased an all-electric LCV stand as Maxus delivered an electric experience for visitors, featuring the

Nissan appoints O’Reilly & Sons as new dealer for Longford

Nissan has appointed a new dealer in Longford, as it expands its presence across Ireland. This latest move will also strengthen its position as a

Triple launch of new hybrid cars from Toyota

Toyota has just launched three new models, the Yaris Sport, a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4, and an newly updated Camry Hybrid. Toyota also