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# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Thursday 2 January, 2020

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Monday 6 March, 2017

More Irish people are buying used cars in the UK

New car registrations are down 21 per cent compared to February last year.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Monday 9 January, 2017

And Ireland's bestselling car brand is...

SIMI figures show that 2016 was the highest year for new car registrations since 2008.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - 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.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Monday 25 July, 2016

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?

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Monday 1 February, 2016

Almost 40,000 new cars were sold in January

That’s an increase of 10,000 on the same month last year.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - 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.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - 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.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - 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.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - 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.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - 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.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - 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.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Friday 25 January, 2013

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VIDEO: Motoring industry explains reasons for new number plates

SIMI’s video argues that changing the plates will have a broader positive effect than merely helping car sales.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - 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.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

September car sales down 10pc on last year

Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry portray a struggling industry, with sales down in seven of nine months.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Monday 27 August, 2012

Column: The horrible consequences of telling men how 'real' men behave

As we head into a new college year and young men and women find their feet, Lisa McInerney writes about how far we have yet to go to allow males to be themselves… and not what TV ads tell them to be.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Thursday 4 August, 2011

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YouTube top 10: because one GAA backheel isn't enough

With some more GAA backheel magic, synchronised marching and Alex Ferguson getting intimate with a reporter, this week’s 10-video countdown is a mix of the current and the classic.

# society-of-the-irish-motor-industry - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

Car sales are five months ahead of target according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). SIMI had predicted sales of 70,000 for the year, which has already been reached. SIMI says the Government scrappage scheme has aided in the industries recovery.