Dealers highlight the large size of dealerships and the low average footfall. Photo: Gettyimages

Motor dealers are seeking to be part of the first wave of reopening when Covid lockdown restrictions are eased. Gillian Fanning, president of the So(...)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says when getting a car service to make sure you get a “quote” and not just an “estimate”, which is simply a guess at the cost of the work

If you were able to invoice €125 per hour, you’d be pretty happy. Assuming you work a 38-hour week, and take two paid weeks off every year for your ho(...)

The ‘rule of origin’ provision in the new post-Brexit deal means that if 60 per cent of a car’s value originates in the UK, you can import it without paying the customs duty. Photograph: Getty Images

Somewhat against the run of play, the number of used cars being imported in January of this year actually increased. It was only a small rise – just 3(...)

A mask-wearing car sales person  showing cars to  customers during these Covid times. Photograph:  Getty Images

There are those who say the market for new cars is going to change more in the next decade than it has since the Ford Model T was first introduced. Th(...)

The top selling car in 2020 in Ireland was the Toyota Corolla

New car sales fell by 25 per cent in 2020, down to recession era levels, as the industry struggled in a “very difficult” year. And given the deteriora(...)

According to SIMI, with the key New Year selling period only weeks away, Monday’s  re-opening of sales showrooms comes at an opportune time. Photo: Getty Images

New car sales in November were up 20 per cent on last year, despite the lockdown. Figures show sales of 914 new cars last month, compared to 761 for t(...)

While new car registrations for October increased  6.2%  on the year, registrations for the first 10 months were down 25.2%  at 86,870 vehicles.  Photograph: iStock

First Citizen Finance, one of the largest non-bank consumer finance firms in the State, has raised €176 million to finance more car loans next year. (...)

While the overall new car market is down 25%, private car sales are down just 9.6 per cent this year

New car sales rose 6.24 per cent in October compared to the same month last year. Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), show 2,(...)

The increase in carbon tax by €7.50 per tonne will mean a €1.47 increase in the cost of a 60-litre fill of diesel and €1.28 for a similar amount of petrol. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

An extra €1.51 for a tank of diesel and €1,000 on the price of the average new car are the major changes for motorists from Budget 2021. From midnigh(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is expected to take his lead for motoring issues from the Tax Strategy Group proposals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

For decades now, the Irish motor trade has been banging one consistent drum. Reduce the cost of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT). Originally, that was c(...)

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