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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 162 car sales figures for the month of July. New car registrations are up + 19% (131,264) ahead on the same period last year (109,931). The total to the end of July this year has already surpassed the total number of new cars registered for the whole of 2015 (124,947). The month of July saw 162 registrations increase by 8% (29,931) compared to July 2015 (27,594).

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued their second Quarterly Motor Industry Review of 2016 in association with DoneDeal. The SIMI/DoneDeal report highlights the strong performance that the Motor Industry has made in the first half of 2016 with the Exchequer collecting €978.4 million in VRT and VAT receipts from new and used car sales in the first half of 2016, which is 28.5% higher than the same period in 2015. Although there has been some deceleration as the year has progressed, the economic outlook is still positive with total car sales forecast to reach 152,000 by the end of the year.  

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 161 car sales figures for the first half of the year. New car registrations were up + 23% (101,338) ahead on the same period last year (82,337) while the month of June saw an increase of 12% (1,626) compared to June 2015 (1,448).

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry today hosted its 3rd annual Women@SIMI event in conjunction with its sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance in the Conrad Hotel Dublin 2.

Women@SIMI provides a platform for professional females from a variety of counties, representing different sectors such as the Heavy Goods Vehicles, Vehicle Body Repairers, Franchise Retailers, Distributors etc to meet, network and share their experiences in what is otherwise viewed as a traditional male dominated environment.

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of May were down -6%(6,532) compared to May 2015 (6,919) while total new car sales are up 23% (99,740) on the same period last year (80,889).

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Alan Greene has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), the representative body covering all sectors of the Motor Industry in Ireland. 

Speaking at SIMI’s AGM in (Killashee House Hotel,) Naas, Co. Kildare, Alan Greene  said that he felt privileged to take on the role of SIMI President and that his term in office will be strongly  focused on road safety, building on the work of his predecessors. 

He stated “vehicle sales are showing strong recovery particularly in the new car registration statistics but not all sectors of the Industry are experiencing the same rate of improvement. While we are seeing business growth at present, members also need to remain cautious and not get carried away as there are also significant challenges even in a growing market”. 
Referring to the recent media focus on the condition of vehicles on our roads, in response to a number of tragic accidents and RTE Prime time pieces. Alan underlines that these are not new issues. “These are areas about which SIMI has long expressed concerns, through submissions and consultations. The ability to register used cars in Ireland that have been written off and removed from service in their original country because they are not safe for use on the roads, is nothing short of scandalous. In such cases the EU recognises that member states have a right to require such vehicles to undergo a roadworthiness test in advance of registration and we are calling for implementation of such a system without further delay. In relation to cars already on our roads in Ireland, that have been written-off or dangerously damaged, there is no requirement at present to register such a vehicle on the NVDF (National Vehicle And Driver File) to protect future buyers and other road users, although Insurance Companies may do this voluntarily.
 

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Official statistics  released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of April were up 10% (10,408) compared to (9,451) April 2015, while new cars registrations year to date are up 26% (93,240) on the same period last year (73,970). 

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued their first Quarterly Motor Industry Review in association with DoneDeal for 2016. The SIMI/DoneDeal report highlights the progress that the Motor Industry has made so far this year while presenting an outlook for the coming year. 

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of March were up 14% (21,597) compared to March 2015 (18,933). Total new car registrations year to date (82,882) are currently 28% ahead of the same period last year (64,519). 

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The SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) held its 63rd 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 Mark Boggan recalled that 2015 had been a strong year of recovery for the Motor Industry, with a huge overall contribution of €5.4 Billion to the Exchequer. This positive momentum has continued on into 2016, with all indicators showing a marked improvement and the prospects ahead look bright.

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