Ireland’s struggling new-car sector saw 2013 sales fall 7% to 74,303 units despite a slight second-half revival after the government introduced half-year registration plates. Society of the Irish Motor Industry statistics show the year closed with December new-car deliveries down 32.9% to just 212 units. Volkswagen ended the year as the top-selling brand despite its sales declining 6.3% to 9,508 units. Toyota fell to second with deliveries off 23.3% to 7,665, ahead of Ford, down 11.3% ...

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