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#Motor Industry

# motor-industry - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

There were an extra 14,000 uninsured vehicles on Irish roads last year
# On The Road
# On The Road

There were an extra 14,000 uninsured vehicles on Irish roads last year

May 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,586 Views 56 Comments

MIBI said the figures show an urgent need for an automatic number plate recognition system.

# motor-industry - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

May 15th 2019, 11:57 AM 8,866 Views 37 Comments

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

# motor-industry - Friday 1 February, 2019

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales
# 191
# 191

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales

Feb 1st 2019, 4:12 PM 19,214 Views 56 Comments

More than 32,000 new cars were registered in January, a 12.6% reduction on the same period last year.

# motor-industry - Monday 10 July, 2017

These are the 5 top-selling cars of 2017 so far
# Best Sellers
# Best Sellers

These are the 5 top-selling cars of 2017 so far

Jul 10th 2017, 2:19 PM 11,315 Views 0 Comments

We are halfway through the year, here’s how the motor industry is shaping up.

# motor-industry - Monday 25 July, 2016

Bouncing back: The SIMI/DoneDeal review of Ireland's motor industry
# Industry Review
# Industry Review

Bouncing back: The SIMI/DoneDeal review of Ireland's motor industry

Jul 25th 2016, 1:39 PM 1,372 Views 1 Comment

It’s been another good year for the motor industry, but what can we expect in 2017?

# motor-industry - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Drivers warned airbags could have an expiry date
# Out Of Date
# Out Of Date

Drivers warned airbags could have an expiry date

Dec 18th 2014, 10:15 AM 9,887 Views 14 Comments

Gradual deterioration, rather than a manufacturing fault, is being blamed for motor recalls.

# motor-industry - Friday 9 May, 2014

What's Ireland's new favourite car?
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

What's Ireland's new favourite car?

May 9th 2014, 12:29 PM 40,317 Views 83 Comments

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

# motor-industry - Friday 2 May, 2014

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

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

May 2nd 2014, 12:42 PM 7,236 Views 30 Comments

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

# motor-industry - Thursday 9 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,774 Views 62 Comments

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

# motor-industry - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Column: Our proposal for Budget 2014? Swappage.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our proposal for Budget 2014? Swappage.

Oct 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 17 Views 39 Comments

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.

# motor-industry - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 11th 2013, 8:39 PM 15,769 Views 67 Comments

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.

# motor-industry - Monday 2 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:12 PM 9,857 Views 47 Comments

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.

# motor-industry - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Ford's British van factory set to close: reports
# Motors
# Motors

Ford's British van factory set to close: reports

Oct 25th 2012, 11:46 AM 3,442 Views 5 Comments

Around 500 jobs potentially at stake should the Southampton factory close.

# motor-industry - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Toyota recall: Car maker recalls thousands of vehicles in Ireland
# Toyota
# Toyota

Toyota recall: Car maker recalls thousands of vehicles in Ireland

Oct 10th 2012, 2:07 PM 9,608 Views 14 Comments

It is part of a worldwide recall of 7.43 million cars around the world.

# motor-industry - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Vehicle registration tax hikes 'understandable but disappointing' - AA
# Motoring
# Motoring

Vehicle registration tax hikes 'understandable but disappointing' - AA

Aug 25th 2012, 7:34 AM 7,726 Views 20 Comments

It’s reported today that changes to the vehicle registration system will likely send the price of new cars even higher.

# motor-industry - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up

Jun 28th 2012, 2:38 PM 2,856 Views 4 Comments

When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.

# motor-industry - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Fewer new cars licensed in April - CSO
# Cars
# Cars

Fewer new cars licensed in April - CSO

May 8th 2012, 12:20 PM 1,436 Views 24 Comments

There was a 16 per cent drop in the number of new car licensed in April compared with the same period in 2011.

# motor-industry - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Number of new private cars licensed in March decreases by 14.6 per cent
# Motorists
# Motorists

Number of new private cars licensed in March decreases by 14.6 per cent

Apr 5th 2012, 11:44 AM 1,676 Views 14 Comments

The overall number of vehicles licensed in Ireland decreased by 11.1 per cent in March in comparison with the same period last year.

# motor-industry - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Volvo develops airbags to protect pedestrians
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Volvo develops airbags to protect pedestrians

Mar 11th 2012, 5:22 PM 5,212 Views 41 Comments

A world first.

# motor-industry - Thursday 5 January, 2012

In photos: the top ten best-selling cars of 2011
# Registrations
# Registrations

In photos: the top ten best-selling cars of 2011

Jan 5th 2012, 12:41 PM 8,947 Views 27 Comments

Car registrations rose by 1.64 per cent last year, while Toyota was the top-selling brand of the year.

# motor-industry - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Audi to create 200 jobs in Ireland
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Audi to create 200 jobs in Ireland

Dec 4th 2011, 12:21 PM 4,898 Views 7 Comments

The carmaker is to invest €80 million in ten garages across Ireland and create 200 new jobs.

# motor-industry - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Aug 7th 2011, 11:04 AM 80 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# motor-industry - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Judge rules that US Toyota owners can pursue claims over fallen vehicle value
# Toyota
# Toyota

Judge rules that US Toyota owners can pursue claims over fallen vehicle value

May 17th 2011, 10:16 AM 446 Views 0 Comments

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.

# motor-industry - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

Car Sales up 47% this year
# Car Sales
# Car Sales

Car Sales up 47% this year

Aug 3rd 2010, 12:27 PM 127 Views 0 Comments

And the Ford Focus is Ireland’s choice.

# motor-industry - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

Car Sales
# Car Sales
# Car Sales

Car Sales

Jul 14th 2010, 11:52 AM 52 Views 0 Comments