Boosted by the government cash-for-clunkers program, Irish new-car sales in September soared 93.9% to 4,330 units, from prior-year’s 2,223. The Renault Megane was Ireland’s best-selling car, with 422 units. September’s result drove 9-month deliveries up 52.3% to 83,457 new cars, from 54,805 in like-2009. Under the scrappage scheme, buyers are eligible for tax relief of €1,500 ($2,080) when a car 10 years or older is replaced with a new vehicle that emits carbon dioxide of 140 g/km or ...

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