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Drop in new car sales

NEW car sales in Ireland dropped by 10pc in September to 2,487, statistics have revealed. The third quarter of 2012 outlined that car sales were down by 1pc on the same period last year.

So far this year, 76,630 new cars were sold, down 12pc on this time last year. Some of the top-selling car makes include Volkswagen, Ford and Toyota, with BMW 3 series, Ford Focus and Skoda Octavia ranking as the top models.

Van sales in September were down 4pc while truck sales were unchanged.