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# Motor Industry

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# On The Road
There were an extra 14,000 uninsured vehicles on Irish roads last year
MIBI said the figures show an urgent need for an automatic number plate recognition system.
# car insurance
Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation
The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.
# 191
Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales
More than 32,000 new cars were registered in January, a 12.6% reduction on the same period last year.
# Best Sellers
These are the 5 top-selling cars of 2017 so far
We are halfway through the year, here’s how the motor industry is shaping up.
# industry review
Bouncing back: The SIMI/DoneDeal review of Ireland's motor industry
It’s been another good year for the motor industry, but what can we expect in 2017?
# out of date
Drivers warned airbags could have an expiry date
Gradual deterioration, rather than a manufacturing fault, is being blamed for motor recalls.
# Vroom vroom
What's Ireland's new favourite car?
All change at the top of the new car sales tables…
# Beep beep
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
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.
Column: Our proposal for Budget 2014? Swappage.
The scrappage scheme worked but only provided a once-off (though welcome) boost to both car sales and tax revenues. Swappage is focused on longer term benefits, writes Alan Nolan.
# Car Sales
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.
# shifting plates
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.
# motors
Ford's British van factory set to close: reports
Around 500 jobs potentially at stake should the Southampton factory close.
# Toyota
Toyota recall: Car maker recalls thousands of vehicles in Ireland
It is part of a worldwide recall of 7.43 million cars around the world.
# Motoring
Vehicle registration tax hikes 'understandable but disappointing' - AA
It’s reported today that changes to the vehicle registration system will likely send the price of new cars even higher.
# Retail
Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up
When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.
# Cars
Fewer new cars licensed in April - CSO
There was a 16 per cent drop in the number of new car licensed in April compared with the same period in 2011.
# Motorists
Number of new private cars licensed in March decreases by 14.6 per cent
The overall number of vehicles licensed in Ireland decreased by 11.1 per cent in March in comparison with the same period last year.
# Road Safety
Volvo develops airbags to protect pedestrians
A world first.
# Registrations
In photos: the top ten best-selling cars of 2011
Car registrations rose by 1.64 per cent last year, while Toyota was the top-selling brand of the year.
# Jobswatch
Audi to create 200 jobs in Ireland
The carmaker is to invest €80 million in ten garages across Ireland and create 200 new jobs.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
# Toyota
Judge rules that US Toyota owners can pursue claims over fallen vehicle value
Car owners claim the value of their vehicles fell because the car maker did not disclose or fix defects in their cars which caused sudden acceleration.
# Car Sales
Car Sales up 47% this year
And the Ford Focus is Ireland’s choice.
# Car Sales
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