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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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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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• 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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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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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 33% (19,046) last month compared to (14,297) March 2015. New car registrations for the first three months of the year are currently up 30% on the same period last year. Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) were up 54 % (2,846) on March 2014 (1,852) and are up 59% in the first quarter compared to 2014. Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) are marginally up this month 5.5% (241) compared with March 2014 (236) but remain down -15% year to date.  

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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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The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with new sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance was 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.

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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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