With Ireland’s economy in precarious shape, new-car sales plunged 42% year-on-year in June to just 6,370 units and the industry sees little likelihood of recovery this year. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says the latest results left deliveries for the first six months down 13.5% to 66,657 units. Light-commercial-vehicle sales rose 5.0% to 863 units in June for a 6-month total down 4.6% to 7,789. “With half the year gone and sales down by 10,000 units, business ...

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