Irish new-car sales plummeted 35.4% to 4,076 units in July, as the industry struggles with the ending of the government’s tax-cutting scrappage program in June. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says July deliveries were down 2,231 units from year-ago, when sales included 1,200 new cars purchased under the tax-incentive scheme. Deliveries of light-commercial vehicle also slid, down 7.8% to 7,627 units in the month. SIMI director general Alan Nolan says the car market remains ...

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