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Is the motoring industry up for the challenge of electric cars?

The deadlines are set, the clock is ticking — but can motoring manufacturers keep apace with the growing calls to phase out petrol and diesel models completely and convert wholly to electric and hybrid vehicles?

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Watch: Check out the Ford Cortina owned by former Taoiseach Jack Lynch

Former Taoiseach Jack Lynch would have been 100 this month, sharing a centenary celebration with car company Ford's 100 years in Ireland.

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The new commuting device from Ford that speeds up your day and fits in your car boot

For city commuters, a handy new gadget, which has been invented by a Ford worker, could help to speed up their day.

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The solution that will take the stress out of parking is just around the corner

Finding, then accessing, a parking spot can be the bane of a motorist’s life, but new technology aims to conquer the fear.

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The Ford Transit proves a reliable vehicle for this Corkman's horticultural work

“It’s a workhorse. It’s not fancy — to me, it’s a basic, common Irish van. You can quote me there!”

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Range of Ford vehicles showcased at Cork International Car Show

A whif of nostalgia, leather, and the odd plume of petrol were in the air when Jane McNamara attended the inaugural Cork International Car Show in the first weekend of April.

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Meet the men and women whose classic Fords are their pride and joy [video]

When John Dolan attended an outing with Muskerry Vintage Car Club, he was struck by the number of members driving classic Fords.

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Atmospheric advert starring actor Aidan Quinn kickstarts #Ford100 celebrations

As part of centenary celebrations Ford Ireland have released an advert starring well known Irish-American actor Aidan Quinn.

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From holiday homes to garden sheds Ford shipping crates remain part of Irish landscape

Elaine Duggan explores the social phenomenon of the Ford crates which have remained part of the country’s landscape.

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The Ford machine that changed the world of farming [video]

Henry Ford, a son of the County Cork soil, produced a tractor that revolutionised agriculture in Ireland and around the world, writes Jessica Casey. 

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The Model T was the car which put Ford on the map and this Cork man has six [video]

Billy Cuddy enjoys nothing more than taking out one of his six Model T Fords — the flagship car for the motor company for 20 years — and driving them.

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The Ford employee who could have invented the phrase OK

There have been many attempts to explain how the phrase ‘OK’ entered our everyday vocabulary.

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Check out the campaigns which made Ford a world leader in advertising for over a century [video]

As catchy advertising slogans go, Ford breaks many of the rules of the genre, writes Jessica Casey.

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How self-drive cars will transport us into the future

Technology is key to capturing the next generation of motorists, and Ford showed its hand by applying for 8,000 patents in 2016. Stephen Rogers finds out about its blueprint for the future.

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