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Official Statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) shows that new car registrations for the month of August were up 32% (6,429) compared to (4,864) August  2014 and are currently up 30% (116,350) for the year 2015.

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Two Gold Medals, eight Medallions of Excellence and an 11th place ranking have been achieved by the team of 14 young apprentices, trainees and students who represented Ireland at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil. . 

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SIMI has welcomed the opportunity to make comments and return a response on the public consultation of the Dublin City Centre Transport Study. The study seeks to address the imminent transport issues facing the core city centre area, to facilitate the implementation of the Dublin City Development Plan, and to safeguard the future growth of the city.

 

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• 27,633 New cars sold in July
• New car sales have increased by 30% so far this year
• 54% increase in sales of Light Commercial Vehicles year to date
• 41% increase in HGV’s in July, 9% up year to date
• 13.6% of all new jobs created in Ireland this year have been in the Motor Industry
• 5,600 new jobs in Motor Industry since June 2014
• €761million collected for the Exchequer by the Motor Industry  from Car Sales alone in 2015

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations were down 14% (1,449) last month when compared to June 2014 (1,684). However, new car registrations for the first six months of the year are currently up 25% (82,337) on the same period last year. 

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The 2nd annual Women@SIMI was hosted by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry today Friday 12thJune along with the event sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance in the Westbury Hotel Dublin 2. 

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Figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) shows that new car registrations for May were up 11% (6,940) compared to (6,272) May 2014 and are currently up 26% (80,913) for the first five months of 2015. 

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Mark Boggan has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), the representative body for Vehicle manufacturers/distributors, Franchise Dealerships, Independent garages, Wholesalers, Commercial Vehicle Testers and many other important businesses in the Motor Industry in Ireland. 

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show new car registrations in April were up 21% (9,471) on April (7,822) 2014. So far this year new car sales are up 28% (74,001). 

Light Commercials Vehicles (LCV), were up by 59% (2,088) compared to (1,316) April 2014 and are up 60% (12,152) year to date. While HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are up 24% for the month of April (235) 2015 compared with April (189) 2014, however are down -7% year to date.   

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) and Done Deal today launched their first Quarterly Motor Industry Review of 2015. 

The SIMI and Done Deal report revealed that the strong trend of recovery seen in the Motor Industry in 2014 (96,344 registrations) has continued, with new car registrations in the first three months of the year showing a 29.68% increase to reach 64,714. Registrations of Light Commercial Vehicles increased by 58.6% in Q1 2015, while registrations of Heavy Commercial Vehicles declined by 20.7% in Q1 2015. 

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