Slump puts the brakes on car sales
With car sales down to the level of the mid-1980s, car dealers are now clamouring for the government to do more to help them, writes Nicola Cooke
Car sales in Ireland have slipped back to the levels of the mid-1980s, pushing many dealers out of business and leading to thousands of job losses.
Six dealers have closed down since January - in what is traditionally the motor trade’s busiest quarter of the year - and 4,200 jobs have been lost in the last 12 months. According to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (Simi), sales of luxury cars have dropped...
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