Volkswagen continues to be the most popular car brand in Ireland, despite the emissions scandal, with 1,092 new cars licensed last month. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

The number of new cars licensed rose 14.1 per cent in August and is up 19.5 per cent for the first eight months of the year, according to new figures(...)

According to economist Jim Power, “despite the still-positive economic outlook, growth in car sales could be low or maybe even flat in 2017”.

Despite strong topline figures for the year to date, the recovery in new car sales seems to have been shortlived. New car sales have increased again(...)

Volkswagen is the best-selling car brand on the Irish market, with 10,945 registrations, closely followed by Toyota with 10,807. It comes as the new car market exceeded 100,000 sales in the first six months.

New car sales for the first six months surpassed 100,000 and are up 23 per cent on the same period last year. Figures released by the Society of the(...)

Volkswagen was the most popular make of new cars licensed last month with 12 per cent market share

The number of new cars licensed for the first time rose by 30.1 per cent in the first three months of the year, figures show. Data from the Central S(...)

Hit twice: drivers are paying for the poor performance of the insurance industry. Photograph: Thinkstock

We had become used, almost inured, over the decades, to steadily escalating car insurance costs in this country. Indeed, by the late 1980s and early 1(...)

Volkswagen’s share of the market for new cars declined from 9.4 per cent to 8.7 per cent in the year to January, following on from publication of detail about its attempts to rig emissions tests

The number of new private cars licensed for the first time rose 34.8 per cent to 27,106 in January compared to the same month a year earlier, new figu(...)

Irish car sales continue to rise indicating consumer confidence among predictions of a pending return to 2008 levels. Photograph: Reuters.

New car sales rose by almost a third last year in a market commonly viewed as a key indicator of economic recovery and confidence. Figures released (...)

Society of the Irish Motor Industry president Mark Boggan. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

New car registrations last year were up 30 per cent on 2014, new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show. The total number o(...)

Volkswagen Golf: the topselling car in Ireland in August

New car registrations were up 32 per cent last month compared to August 2014 and are up 30 per cent for the year-to-date, according to new figures fro(...)

Bright and shiny: new car sales figures suggest the car trade will finally break the 100,000 sales this year, for the first time since 2008

Some 64,000 cars were registered in the first three months of this year in Ireland, a total that surpasses the full-year figure for the darkest day(...)

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