The Irish new-car industry cheers as the government announces a move to two vehicle registration periods a year. New vehicles next year will get a registration plate that includes a 131 number for the first six months and a 132 plate from July. Society of Irish Motor Industries President Alan Lyons calls the introduction of the new registration period good news for the industry. “For several years, we have been highlighting the problem of seasonality in our industry, where 80% ...

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