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#Alan Nolan

# alan-nolan - Sunday 24 February, 2019

From The42 Nolan's last-gasp penalty save secures win for Dublin over Waterford in league thriller Dub Hero

Nolan's last-gasp penalty save secures win for Dublin over Waterford in league thriller

Waterford hit four goals but lost out by two points in Parnell Park.

# alan-nolan - Monday 29 May, 2017

My Favourite Drive: Alan Nolan on hugging the coast from Blackrock to Killiney Hill

That wide reveal of Dublin Bay as you hit Vico Road is breathtaking.

# alan-nolan - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

From The42 Goalkeeper Nolan 'frustrated' and 'disapppointed' after being axed by Dublin hurlers Speaking Out

Goalkeeper Nolan 'frustrated' and 'disapppointed' after being axed by Dublin hurlers

Alan Nolan has spoken out after he was cut from the Sky Blues squad by manager Ger Cunningham.

# alan-nolan - Friday 25 July, 2014

No' looking back! It's Alan Nolan's time to shine after years on the Dublin subs bench

“You’d be really sick with yourself if you get a chance and you didn’t take it.”

# alan-nolan - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The 142 reg plate is so far twice as popular as the 132 last year

SIMI said initial sales have far exceeded expectations.

# alan-nolan - Friday 2 May, 2014

New car sales up 28 per cent as market continues to speed ahead

Almost 58,000 new cars have been sold so far this year.

# alan-nolan - Thursday 9 January, 2014

A boost from the '132' plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013

The new bi-annual registration system helped create an increase in sales mid year, but overall 5,000 fewer new cars were licensed.

# alan-nolan - Monday 2 September, 2013

New '132' reg system drives huge increase in August car sales

There was a 20 per cent increase in new car sales in August compared to the same month last year. However, looking at the year as a whole, sales are down 8 per cent.

# alan-nolan - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Further fall in car sales as industry pins hopes on '132' numberplate

The number of new cars sold in May was down 22.5 per cent on the same month last year, SIMI figures show.

# alan-nolan - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Car sales down 14 per cent in first quarter

A total of 11,682 private cars were sold for the first time in March – down from 13,051 the same time last year.

# alan-nolan - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Motor industry calls for 'second numberplate' as sales plummet

An industry body says new car sales in April were down by almost a quarter compared to the same time last year.

# alan-nolan - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

NEW CAR SALES are up a whopping 47% this year, with over 74,111 sales being made. The figures compiled by The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that 6,333 vehicles were sold in the month of july, up from 3,748 in July 2009.

Sales of hybrid cars were disappointing, with only 1% of all engines being hybrid. 64% were diesel and 32% petrol.A total of 8,790 cars were scrapped last year, suggesting that 12% of the sales were due to the governments scrapage scheme.

The Ford Focus is the best selling car of the year so far with over 3,331 sales. 3,2375 Volkswagen Golfs were bought from January to July and 3,157 Ford Fiestas were also sold.

Director general of SIMI, Alan Nolan said: “Clearly the trend in new car sales is continuing with a steady increase in sales month on month.

“It is very positive that the improved sales are continuing. This is hugely important for businesses and employment in our sector as the fragility of the recovery has been underlined recently with a number of dealership closures,” he added.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s first electric car the Nissan LEAF is to be launched tomorrow.