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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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