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# Volkswagen

This year
Watchdog warns about electric car 'zero emissions' claims
Volkswagen said it would include a disclaimer in future advertising if repeating the “zero driving emissions” claim.
Ex-Audi executive pleads guilty over Volkswagen 'dieselgate' scandal
The Volkswagen Group, whose brands include, Audi, Skoda and Seat – admitted in 2015 that it had installed software to rig emissions in 11 million diesel vehicles.
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WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey
Check out our competition ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks.
WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends
With thanks to Volkswagen, we will feed one lucky group of Ireland fans ahead of this Saturday’s Pool A clash against Samoa.
Three current and former Volkswagen bosses charged with 'market manipulation'
Today’s move means the trio are on the threshold of a full trial.
Success Down Under: Remembering Ireland's first Series win in Australia since 1979
Despite losing the first Test, the Six Nations champions defeated the Wallabies 2-1 in June 2018.
A key victory over the old enemy that kick-started Ireland's 12-game winning streak
At the end of a disappointing 2017 Six Nations campaign, Joe Schmidt’s side stopped England from claiming the Grand Slam at the Aviva Stadium.
One day in Paris: BOD's farewell, Schmidt's first Six Nations crown and brilliance from Sexton
In the first instalment of ‘Onward’ with Volkswagen, we relive a great occasion for Irish rugby from 2014.
Buy your coffee in the blink of an eye (literally): Here's the future of paying for things
We’re moving more and more quickly toward a cashless society. Hear more in our new podcast.
Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'
Herbert Diess said he had not aimed to cause offence with what he said.
Goodbye woofs and meows, hello doggie translators: Here's the future of being a great pet owner
Could tech help you converse with your pet? Hear more in our new podcast.
Bye-bye bad chat-up lines, hello online flirting assistants: Here's what the future of dating looks like
Romance is about to become more tech-heavy than ever. Hear more in our new podcast.
Mirrors that track wrinkles and lipstick that never runs out: Hear about the future of doing your makeup
‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall, is my night cream working at all?’
Electric car sales double but this SUV was the most popular new car in Ireland in 2018
Overall, new car sales fell last year by 4.4%.
Sick of doing the dishes? Ask the dishes to do themselves: Here's what the future of cleaning up looks like
Tech is turning housework into less work. Hear more in our latest podcast.
Rewind that dream, I missed a bit: Hear about the future of sleep in our latest podcast
Tracy Tough finds out what’s coming next for your eight hours of ZZZZs.
Swap your takeaway for a test-tube burger: Hear about the future of your dinner in our latest podcast
Plus we try out a meal powder that cuts out the need to prepare (or chew) your own food.
Volkswagen is ending production of the iconic Beetle
The German carmaker will end production next year.
Robot referees and genetically engineered 'super athletes': Here's the future of sport
The Sunday Game could look very different ten or twenty years from now.
Skip leg day because your DNA says so: Hear about the future of fitness in our latest podcast
From DNA tests to exercise pills, this is what staying in shape could look like in a few decades time.
Space hotels and supersonic travel: Hear about the future of your summer holiday in our latest podcast
You could be posting your next holiday snaps from 400 km above Earth.
Floor-mopping robots and a kitchen that cleans itself: The future of your household chores
Hey Alexa, can you fold the laundry?
Is this the future of Friday night TV? Hear about the new wave of virtual reality in our latest podcast
Plus we meet the crew behind Ireland’s first VR animated film.
Volkswagen to recall 410,000 cars over faulty seat belt issue
VW will begin writing to affected buyers “within the next few weeks”, it said.
What does the house of the future look like? Hear about Lego-style homes and natural fridges in our latest podcast
What’s next for the way we build – and live in – our homes?
VR backpacks and real-life rainfall: Here's what the cinema of the future will look like
Plus the Dublin cinema already on board.
Can you trick your tastebuds with music? Find out in's brand new podcast
In episode one of Future Stories, we visit an Irish restaurant where sound and visuals take a front seat.
Volkswagen suspends lobbyist after reports researchers made monkeys inhale diesel fumes
The monkeys were watching cartoons at the time.
Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year
Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.
Buying a second-hand Golf? Here are 4 models you need to know about
The mighty Golf comes in many shapes and sizes. If you’re buying second-hand, here are some key variants.
Skoda, SEAT, VW or Audi? Here's how to choose from Volkswagen's vast range
These four models are all made using Volkswagen’s modular toolkit.
Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines
The guilty plea entered today is in addition to over €16 billion in settlements the company has already agreed to pay.
Study finds pollution from rigged Volkswagens will kill 1,200 people in Europe
Volkswagen has admitted to having installed software in 11 million diesel engines worldwide to circumvent emissions tests.
Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs in huge post-dieselgate revamp
The jobs will be lost in Germany, Argentina and Brazil.
Volkswagen switches to 'emission-cutting' particulate filters for petrol engines
The devices are said to reduce soot particle emissions by up to 90%.
6 photos that will make you do a serious double take
It’s not an illusion.
Irish legal firm makes breakthrough in push for VW emissions compensation
The company is currently paying out a €13.9 billion settlement to customers in the United States.
7 ways your parents mortified you as a teenager
Volkswagen is recalling cars in Ireland - starting with this Golf model
In Europe around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called to workshops.
VW set to buy back cars in the US but won't be launching scheme in Ireland
The company is set to announce its plans to compensate customers in the United States later this morning.