New car sales down over 50% in Donegal

Donegal has the state's third highest level of car imports from the North and Great Britain at almost 4,400, with only Dublin and Cork importing more.

Figures released by motorcheck.ie show that new car sales in Donegal have fallen by 57% since the beginning of the year, while imports have fallen by only 7%. This compares to a national fall in imports of 24%.

Shane Teskey of motorcheck.ie says new laws which linked VRT with CO2 emissions have had an impact on the market here, and at present, the cropss border trade is all in one direction.