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Ireland’s car sales up, but still way below peak

Car dealers are warning that new figures published last week showing a large increase in car sales were misleading as they came after a 23-year low for the industry.

8th January, 2011

Car dealers are warning that new figures published last week showing a large increase in car sales were misleading as they came after a 23-year low for the industry.

Last week, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) released figures showing that total car sales rose by 55 per cent last year and that 88,373 new cars were sold in 2010, compared to 57,118 in 2009.

However, car dealers said it was misleading to base increases on 2009 figures,...

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