Brian Cooke

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The decline in new car sales moderated in June, a typically quieter month as consumers anticipated the new registration period which began on Wednesda(...)

Some 1,752 new cars were registered in the month, compared to 6,320 in May last year. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

New car sales plummeted by 72 per cent in May compared to the same month last as retailers’ showrooms remained closed until the middle of last month. (...)

Motor dealers will be able to sell cars from Monday, despite the Government’s Covid-19 roadmap for reopening businesses indicating they could only open for servicing and repairs.

Motor dealers will now be able to sell cars from Monday as long as they meet the requirement for social distancing. The move marks a reprieve for the (...)

Skoda is one of a number of major car brands using a portable device by Sanity Systems, which uses ozone gas to sanitise vehicles

As the motor trade prepares to reopen aftersales departments from next Monday, many dealers are increasingly frustrated that sales operations cannot r(...)

Some motoring life must continue,  as people still need to work, and those working in vital services and industries still need to be able to get about. Photograph: iStock

The motoring world seems suddenly microscopic compared to the vast scale of the Covid-19 crisis. Still, some motoring life must continue, both here in(...)

The biggest growth is in hybrids, with regular hybrids up 60.5% to 5,498 and plug-in hybrids up 67% to 789. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

New car sales fell 7.7 per cent in February, with registrations for 2020 down 4.94 per cent on the same two-month period last year. A fall in used ca(...)

There are about 1,200 charging points in Ireland at present. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Motorists are at a crossroads, faced with the greatest upheaval since Karl Benz offered an alternative to the horse. Looking for some clear directio(...)

According to Nissan Ireland: ‘Unfortunately, there has been little or no progress with Ireland’s public charging infrastructure since it was first rolled out a decade ago.’

Nissan has attacked rivals in the motor trade for undermining the Government’s policy to put one million electric vehicles (EV) on to Irish roads by 2(...)

The Toyota Corolla was Ireland’s top-selling new car in 2019. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

New car registrations fell by 6.8 per cent to 117,100 last year, as the number of used imports on Irish roads reached a new high for the second year i(...)

‘Despite a small increase in November, new car registrations are down 7 per cent on 2018, underlining what has been a disappointing year for the Irish motor industry,” according to Simi director general Brian Cooke. Photograph: Alan Betson

Used car imports have exceeded 100,000 for a second consecutive year, figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (Simi) show Irish consumer(...)

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