Who We Are

Welcome to the website of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association (IMWA).

We are a group of Ireland’s leading motoring journalists, contributing across online, print and broadcast media on new cars, the motor industry, and other motoring matters affecting the Irish consumer.

Some of Ireland’s most highly regarded motoring journalists have passed through our ranks since our inception in the 1970s.

IMWA members work in the interests of the Irish consumer, providing our expert advice on new cars reaching Ireland and communicating the motoring issues that affect Irish motorists across our media outlets.

Our members vote annually for Irish Car of the Year and Irish Van of the Year. We use our professional judgement and collective wisdom to signpost the best new cars in a number of categories to guide Irish consumers looking to buy a new car. Irish Car of the Year is a respected title and has been awarded annually since 1977.