WILLIAM SCHOLES

WILLIAM SCHOLES

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT  -   If the spheres of religion, motoring and rambling op-ed columns were three sets in a journalistic Venn diagram, then their intersection would contain William Scholes.

He has the pleasures of writing about faith and cars for the Irish News, a blend of God and mammon likely to be unique in daily newspapers, perhaps for good reason.

He is possibly the only journalist to have reported from the funeral of Pope John Paul II, driven an electric BMW i3 at the Brands Hatch race track, a Ferrari round the Ards Peninsula and to have been in St Peter's Square for the election of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict and Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. He has held the coveted 'tidiest desk in the newsroom' title every year since joining the Irish News in 2002.


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Kia Proceeds with flair

Motors

YOU don't need to read the Financial Times or the specialist motoring press to realise that the car industry is encountering a period of intense flux, writes William Scholes.

Renault Zoe: Shooting stars

Motors

EVERYBODY is at the electric car game these days, but most of them are slow-coaches compared to Renault, writes William Scholes.

Ford Puma ST: Green machine

Motors

THE hot hatch - especially those based on smaller hatchbacks - has been going through the doldrums for a while, with established marques abandoning the specialist sector, writes William Scholes.

Mazda 3 e-Skyactiv-X: Peak petrol?

Motors

AS we've explored on these pages many times over the years, Mazda is a car company that likes to do things its own way, writes William Scholes.

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