Volkswagen remains the most popular brand on the market, with 9,504 sales. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

New car registrations fell 4.5 per cent in the first half of the year, with 87,151 such vehicles registered with 181 plates. The drop in new sales com(...)

Used car imports in May stood at 8,979 for the month, up 18.4 per cent on the same month last year, bringing the year to date total to 43,738, up 13 per cent.

New car sales in May were up 1.5 per cent on the same month last year at 6,080, but the market remains down 4.3 per cent overall on the year to date, (...)

Have you noticed your car’s Co2 emissions going up lately? No, you probably haven’t as it’s hardly the sort of thing you would notice, unless you’re t(...)

Volkswagen is the best-selling car brand in the Republic so far this year

New car sales were down 10.5 per cent in March compared to the same month last year on the back of challenging trading conditions due to Storm Emma an(...)

Toyota Auris: hybrids  account for 6 per cent of new car sales in the Republic, totalling 3,200 vehicles.  Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

New car sales were down 3.5 per cent in the first two months, but used imports are surging ahead, up 17.3 per cent on last year. Total new car sales (...)

The Renault Megane is the company’s most popular car so far this year.

Used car imports from the UK are posing a “serious threat” to the Irish market with conditions expected to remain challenging until the final Brexit a(...)

Grants for firms to install public charging points and free tolls for electric vehicles on the likes of the Port Tunnel and East Link Bridge are being proposed by Simi in its pre-budget submission

The motor trade is warning of a potential “perfect storm” similar to that which decimated the sector in 2008 and has called on the Government to avoid(...)

Volkswagen is the best-selling brand so far this year with 12,215 new car registrations. Total new registrations stood at 118,925 by the end of business on Monday, down from 131,207 this time last year.

Sales of new cars fell once again in July, but the arrival of the new 172 registration plate did at least arrest the slide seen so far this year by a (...)

A total of 3,585 new private cars were licensed for the first time in June, a decrease of 13.5 per cent compared with the same month last year. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Brexit-related weakness in sterling has coincided with a spike in used car imports from the UK and a significant fall-off in new car sales here. (...)

Increasing imports of cars from the UK mcontinue to be driven by a weakened Sterling exchange rate. According to industry watchers, 13,381 cars have been imported from the UK so far this year, a rise of some 41 per cent.

The car trade in Ireland will be hoping for a significant boost from the July registration plate change, as sales of new models dipped again in June. (...)

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