Brian Cooke

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Volkswagen is the most popular brand of new car so far this year, with 7,225 registrations.

New car sales are down 10.7 per cent on last year with 64,098 registrations up to the end of March. The motor trade is warning that Brexit uncertainty(...)

According to the Simi, there were 1,129 electric car registrations in January and February, up from just 176 in the same period last year. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

The switch to electric motoring appears to be moving into the fast lane with new figures showing electric car sales have risen by 542 per cent since t(...)

A total of 125,557 new passenger cars were registered in 2018, with Volkswagen the best-selling brand, recording 13,775 new sales, ahead of Toyota on 12,037, according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry

Brexit’s impact on sterling has been blamed for the 4.4 per cent fall in new car sales in 2018, as used imported arriving from the UK exceeded 100,000(...)

A spokeswoman for Nissan Ireland said the move, described by Hyundai as cynical, was a strategic business decision. Photograph:  Getty Images

In the race for the title of Ireland’s best-selling car, Nissan Ireland is seeking to boost its sales numbers by pre-registering Qashqai SUVs before t(...)

Anti-Brexit protests at the Houses of Parliament in London: The Society of the Irish Motor Industry is calling on the Government to step up its preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

The total number of imported cars, largely brought in from the UK, is creeping closer and closer to parity with the number of new cars sold in Ireland(...)

The best-selling models in Ireland this year are the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson and Ford Focus. Photograph: PA Wire

New car sales are down 4.35 per cent so far this year, with 124,809 registrations up to the end of October. New registrations fell 11.2 per cent in (...)

Used car imports for the month of August increased by 31 per cent to 8,451 while for the year to date, the increase has come in at 40 per cent (62,161). Photograph: iStock

New car sales in August were down on comparative figures for 2016, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (Simi) reported on Friday, citing a continu(...)

The average cost of car insurance is estimated to have increased by over 70% since 2013, with some premiums rising at a much higher rate. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Nearly 1,200 people were refused a quote for car insurance by three or more insurers last year, by far the highest number of multiple refusals on reco(...)

New Nissan X-Trails on display in a showroom: New car registrations in Ireland are up 26 per cent so far this year, with 80,913 new cars registered up to the of May

New car registrations rose by 11 per cent last month compared to May 2014. So far this year 80,913 new cars were registered, up 26 per cent on the sam(...)