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#Car Sales

# car-sales - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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%.

# car-sales - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'An unwanted end': Murphy & Gunn is closing in Milltown after 50 years selling BMWs

Some 37 workers will be affected by the directors’ decision to wind up one of its two dealerships.

# car-sales - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?

Last year saw more new cars sold than any year since 2008.

# car-sales - Monday 25 April, 2016

DoneDeal of the week: Check out these roomy beauties for added extras

Comfort, cabin space and a host of add-ons in this 2014 Ford Focus Zetec and 2013 Hyundai ix35.

# car-sales - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

# car-sales - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Ireland must be doing well - we've been buying a shedload of new cars

And we sure do like our Volkswagens…

# car-sales - Monday 2 February, 2015

# car-sales - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Over 96,000 new cars were sold in Ireland last year

Could sales break through the 100,000 mark in 2015?

# car-sales - Thursday 18 December, 2014

# car-sales - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

This has been a pretty massive year for car sales

Figures for new vehicles licenced have hit a five year high.

# car-sales - Monday 3 November, 2014

We're buying a lot of new cars... the most since 2009

It’s the first time in 5 years new car sales have reached over 95,000.

# car-sales - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things

Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.

# car-sales - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Car buyers will pay €1 billion in tax this year to get their vehicles on the road

New registrations have been up nearly 30% in 2014 so far.

# car-sales - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change

There will be no extra motoring or fuel taxes after years of hikes.

# car-sales - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Car salesman convicted for selling previously-crashed, dangerous vehicles

He will be sentenced later this year.

# car-sales - Monday 8 September, 2014

There's a lot more new vehicles on Irish roads, but not quite as many used cars

There was also a significant increase last month in the number of new goods vehicles.

# car-sales - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year? New Cars Go This post contains a poll

How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?

A pickup in consumer sentiment and wide availability of finance is driving car sales.

# car-sales - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

These cars were bought with fake bank drafts and sold on to unsuspecting buyers

Gardaí said there is a nationwide scam with perpetrators using marketplace sites to buy the cars and then sell them on for cash. One person lost €40,000 last year.

# car-sales - Monday 9 June, 2014

Huge increase in number of people buying new cars compared to last year CSO

Huge increase in number of people buying new cars compared to last year

There was an increase of over 27% in the number of new vehicles licensed up until May this year compared to 2013.

# car-sales - Friday 9 May, 2014

What's Ireland's new favourite car?

All change at the top of the new car sales tables…

# car-sales - 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.

# car-sales - Friday 7 March, 2014

New car sales went up 23 per cent in February

That’s according to the latest figures from the CSO, which compare car sales in February this year with last year.

# car-sales - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Warning after multiple cases of car sales scam

Sellers are placing ads for cars at very low prices – but there IS a snag.

# car-sales - Friday 7 February, 2014

Seen many '141' cars around?

Chances are you’ve seen a few, sales are up 50 per cent compared to last year.

# car-sales - 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.

# car-sales - Friday 8 November, 2013

Volkswagen most popular as new vehicle licenses jump 16 per cent

There was an increase of 16 per cent in cars licensed but this could have been influenced by changes in the Motor Tax regime.

# car-sales - Saturday 14 September, 2013

This chart shows how the 132 registration plate boosted the Irish car market

Over 9,000 new registrations were made in July, but just 111 were hybrid or electric cars.

# car-sales - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Swappage scheme could generate €129 million for Exchequer, says motor industry

The scheme would see a €2,000 reduction in VRT on the purchase of a new car where the trade-in is a 2008 car or older.

# car-sales - Monday 2 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

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.

# car-sales - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year 132

1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year

The number of new cars bought on the first of the month also exceeded the number of cars bought on 1 January.

# car-sales - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Cars in Cavan and Kildare most likely to break down

Over half of the participants of the AA poll believe that the condition of Irish cars is worse now than they were in 2012.

# car-sales - Friday 7 June, 2013

'131' plates don't seem to be working as new car sales down 11.2% in May

Three out of every fours cars sold are now diesel.

# car-sales - 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.

# car-sales - Monday 8 April, 2013

Slight increase in new car sales in March

In total, 17,600 cars were sold last month though sales of goods vehicles were down.

# car-sales - 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.

# car-sales - Thursday 7 March, 2013

12 per cent fall in new car sales in February

A total of 9,671 private cars were sold for the first time in February – down from nearly 11,000 the same time last year.

# car-sales - Friday 1 March, 2013

New car sales down 8 per cent in February

The top selling car make was Volkswagen, followed by Ford and Toyota and black was the most popular car colour.

# car-sales - Monday 28 January, 2013

Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO

The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.

# car-sales - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Motoring industry reports 11.5pc drop in new cars sold in 2012

The Society of the Irish Motoring Industry says 79,498 cars were sold in 2012 – down from almost 90,000 the year before.

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