The Irish government has collected €430 million ($539 million) in value-added and vehicle-registration taxes so far this year, an increase of €60 million ($75.2 million) from like-2009, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry says. SIMI reports June new-car sales soared 75.8% to 8,452 units, from prior-year’s 4,809, pushing first-half results up 45.2% to 67,846 vehicles from 46,715 in like-2009. Light-commercial deliveries rose 8.8% in June to 750 units, from 689 year-ago. Six-month ...

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