Ireland’s new-car dealers who survived one of the worst years in the industry’s history are not looking back fondly on 2009, a year that saw the much-vaunted Celtic Tiger declawed, defanged and departed. The country’s new-car sales plunged 62.1% to 57,460 in the year, from 151,607 in 2008, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry reports. Just two years ago, new-car deliveries reached 186,540 units. Light-commercial-vehicle deliveries plummeted 69.1% to 9,267 units, from prior-year’s ...

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