Irish new-car sales remain weak, with the February result off 8.6% to 11,489 units, leaving the year-to-date total down 2.5% to 32,742. Deliveries came to about half the January total of 21,313 units. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says 50% of annual new-car sales occur in the first quarter. SIMI Director General Alan Nolan predicts deliveries will fall 15% this year, resulting in a market of 76,000 units. Volkswagen, with 1,424 units, won the February sales race, edging ...

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