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SIMI through its Press Office keeps the public informed about the views and activities of the Irish Motor Industry by maintaining close contact with all sectors of the media.

If you have any media enquiries, please contact Teresa Noone PR & Marketing Manager at tnoone@simi.ie or call 087/7928844. or 01/6761690

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STRICT EMBARGO ON ALL MATERIAL 6:00AM 20TH APRIL 2016
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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The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance were 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 in attendance. 

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 161 car sales figures for January along with presenting their final SIMI/DoneDeal Quarterly Motor Industry Review of 2015. Brendan Howlin TD Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform officially launched the report at the Office of Wexford County Council.

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the year 2015 (124,945) finished up 30% ahead of 2014 (96,284).

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations were up 23% (950) last month when compared to November 2014 (771). New car registrations for the year are currently up 30% (124,605) on the same period last year. 

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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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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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  •  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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