John and Jude Donnellan of Donnellan Auto Services (centre) are presented with the Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year award at the Society of the Irish Motor Industry award night in Dublin at the weekend by SIMI President, Alan Greene (left) and Pat Creed, Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Finance (right).

Top national motoring award For Donnellan Auto Services

Donnellan Auto Services, Oranmore Business Park, Oranmore has been named as the winner of the Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year award at the annual Society of Irish Motor Iindustry (SIMI) Irish Motor Industry...
The Volvo V40.

New headlights one of most impressive features of the midlife upgrade of Volvo V40

By Gerry Murphy There is a lot to like about the improved Volvo V40, and all over Europe it is the car maker’s best- selling car. Most of the changes are cosmetic, although there are...
James McCarthy. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

Ireland needs a rollout of EV charging infrastructure

Ireland is facing EU fines of up to €6 billion for failing to reduce carbon emissions and to put a coherent strategy into place to achieve its target of having 50,000 electric vehicles on...
The new 3.0 litre VW Amarok.

Volkswagen deliver more power with their new 3.0 litre V6 Amarok

By Gerry Murphy There has been a big push on pick-ups over the last while, with all manufacturers upgrading their vehicles to match a growing trend for more pulling power and greater capability. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles,...
The Ford Mustang. Photo: John Sheehan Photography.

Ford Mustang turns heads, but the bigger engine version is a real handful to...

By Gerry Murphy Young and old flocked around the Mustang that I was driving last week. Like wasps around a honey pot, they took selfies, videos and photos like no other car that I have...
Kevin Connolly, Connolly Motor Group; Henning Dohrn, MD AUDI Ireland; and Neil Connolly, Connolly Motor Group at the swite of the €5m development at Ballybrit.

New €5m Terminal for Audi dealership in Galway

Ten new full-time jobs are to be created by Connolly Motor Group which is building a new Audi dealership in Galway, bringing its workforce in the county to 35. The company will open the brand-new...

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