A turbulent year of wins and losses

Sales of new cars are usually a fair guide to the state of a country’s economy and 2008 was certainly no exception to that rule. However, the motor industry had more than its fair share of problems over the last 12 months.

3rd January, 2009

Sales of new cars are usually a fair guide to the state of a country’s economy and 2008 was certainly no exception to that rule. However, the motor industry had more than its fair share of problems over the last 12 months.

Not only did the trade have to face up to a declining economy and, more recently, a drying up of credit, but it was hit also by a very radical change to Ireland’s...

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