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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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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 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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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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