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This year
Sales of new ‘241’ vehicles up 15% when compared with same period last year
Most cars registered in 2023 fuelled by petrol or diesel, despite large rise in new electric cars
All time
Budget 2022: Here's how the measures announced today will impact motorists
Explainer: How will motorists be affected by today's Budget announcements?
117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
Ireland's electric vehicle future is facing a chicken-and-egg problem
Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales
New car sales were up slightly in April
The car market is 'shrouded in uncertainty' as imports outpace new registrations
New car prices dropped by 2 per cent in 2017
New car registrations were down by more than 10 per cent in 2017
New car registrations down for the month of May across all sectors
Used car imports are booming as new sales drop
More Irish people are buying used cars in the UK
The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month
And Ireland's bestselling car brand is...
2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?
Are Brexit worries stopping people buying new cars?
Bouncing back: The SIMI/DoneDeal review of Ireland's motor industry
This week's motoring news: The price of new cars is dropping in Ireland
Almost 40,000 new cars were sold in January
Drive an old car? It's about to become harder to get insured
100,000 people will be driving brand new cars this year
Finally! You'll soon be able to play golf and buy a BMW at the same time
Car buyers will pay €1 billion in tax this year to get their vehicles on the road
Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change
Which county has seen the biggest increase in new car registrations this year?
The 142 reg plate is so far twice as popular as the 132 last year
New car sales up 28 per cent as market continues to speed ahead
This could be the best year for car sales since 2008
Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent
A boost from the '132' plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013
New number plates haven't helped motor industry
New '132' reg system drives huge increase in August car sales
Here's how the 132 number plate did in its first 13 days
1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year
Further fall in car sales as industry pins hopes on '132' numberplate
Car sales down 14 per cent in first quarter
12 per cent fall in new car sales in February
New car sales down 8 per cent in February