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Figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations were up 25% (15,854) last month compared to (12,711) February 2014, year to date new cars are up 29% on last year. 

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The SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) held its 62nd Annual Dinner at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin last night with over 700 Motor Industry guests in attendance.

Addressing the audience, SIMI President James Brooks called for the Motor Industry to look to the future with renewed confidence.

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The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with new sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance was held last night at a glittering ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. The accolades were announced by RTE presenter Des Cahill in front of over 700 of the Motor Industry’s senior figures and guests.

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI ) official statistics show that  new car registrations in January are 31%(29,948)up on January 2014 which should see sales comfortably exceed 100,000 at the end of the year, for the first time since 2008. Current Industry projections indicate that new car sales should be close to 115,000 with Light Commercials, currently up by 70% (4,839) in January set to exceed 20,000, again for the first time since 2008. While HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are down 37%.   

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Figures released today from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that the total new car sales for 2014 (96,338) finished-up 30% ahead of 2013 (74,367). 

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Figures released today from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that new car sales continue to show signs of growth, with the month of November registering a 12% (782) increase compared with this month last year (701). Total new car sales 95,989 show an increase of 30% on 2013 (73,454). 

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Figures just released from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that car sales were up 21% for the month of October (2,042) compared with this month last year (1,692). So far this year, 95,217 new cars have been sold, an increase of 30% on 2013 (73,454).  This is the first time in 5 years (2009 56,315) that new car sales have reached 95,000. 

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  •  Car sales to exceed 95,000 in 2014 
  •  €902million contributed to the Exchequer from new and used car sales
  •  142 plate delivers increased activity in Q3
  •  Employment in Motor Industry increases by 4,200 jobs
  •  New car sales could potentially get close to 120,000 in 2015
  •  Further new jobs forecast for the Motor Industry in 2015 
  •  Petrol, Diesel and new car prices down in 2014
  •  Motor insurance rises by 6.7% in 2014

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) have welcomed the broad strategy contained in today’s Budget, which carries a strong message that the Irish economy has now moved out of the austerity period. 

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has underlined the need for stability in their pre-Budget submission to the Government as the sector continues to try and get back on its feet.

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