Motor Industry Needs To Focus On Recruiting Skilled People – SIMI President

Gerard O’Farrell, who is Group Director, Car Division, O.H.M Group, was elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), at the organisation’s AGM held in (Killashee House Hotel,) Naas, Co. Kildare. Speaking at SIMI’s AGM Gerard O’Farrell commented on the challenges and opportunities facing the Industry. “The Motor Industry is very conscious […]

April Sees A Slight Increase In New Car Registrations

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of April were up 3.33% (8,102) when compared to April 2017 (7,841), while new cars registrations year to date remain down 4.68% (79,897) on the same period last year (83,823). New Light Commercial Vehicle […]

Brexit Remains Biggest Impact On New Car Registrations

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of March were down 10.5% (17,796) when compared to March 2017 (19,890), while new cars registrations year to date remain 5.5% (71,842) down on the same period last year (75,982). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations […]

February Delivers A Steady Month For New Car Registrations

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of February were steady, as registrations were very much in line (17,081) when compared to February 2017 (17,089), while new cars registrations year to date remain -3.5% (54,143) down on the same […]

2017 New Car Registrations 10% Down

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the year 2017 finished, as anticipated at 131,356, -10% down on 2016 (146,649). Although new Commercial Vehicle registrations showed an increase for both Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles during the final month of the year, with […]

November New Car Registrations Down

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of November were down -9% (687) when compared to (754) November 2016, with new cars registrations year to date down -10% (131,200) on the same period last year (146,215). Registrations in the new Commercial vehicle sector seen […]

New Car Sales Fall But Used Car Sales Increase

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the Q3 Motor Industry Review of 2017 in association with DoneDeal, along with the SIMI official October 172 registration statistics. The review outlined that new car sales in for the first nine months of 2017 (totalled 128,578) declined by 10.2% when compared to new cars sold during […]

June Car Registrations Down 14%

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of June, were down -14% (1,397) when compared to (1,623) June 2016, while new cars registrations year to date are down -10% (91,189) on the same period last year (101,327). The Commercial vehicle sector […]

Women@SIMI Encourages Women To Seize Opportunities

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) hosted its 4th annual Women@SIMI event in conjunction with its sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance recently in the InterContinental Dublin. Women@SIMI saw an attendance of over 140 professional women from a variety of counties, representing different sectors within the Motor Industry in Ireland. Recognizing the dynamic role […]

Steady start for 171 with registration numbers close to 2016

January 2017 car sales (39,019), on January 2016 (39,722) -1.7% 2017 forecast of new car sales, 142,000 New car sales total in 2016 (146,603) up 17.5% on 2015 €1.5 Billion Exchequer contribution in 2016 from car sales Cost of Motoring: Average price of a new car -5.5% lower (Dec 2016 v Dec 2015), Petrol prices […]

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