Car market careers down the hill with the government at the wheel

Ireland is the only EU state that is letting car buyers carry the can for the altered emissions testing regime

7th April, 2019
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I dread to mention the ‘B’ word, but it’s impossible to discuss the car market in Ireland (or anywhere in Europe for that matter) without referring to Brexit. New car sales figures for the first quarter of 2019 are in and, while registrations rallied last month, the overall news still makes for grim reading, with a 10.7 per cent decline year-on-year. That should be taken in context of healthy tax takes elsewhere in the country....

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