New car sales in Donegal up 18% in the first 9 months of 2016

new carsNew car sales were up over 18 percent in the first nine months of the year.

Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show it represents a boost to the exchequer of € 1.25 billion.

Car sales until the end of September were strongest in Roscommon - while the lowest was Leitrim.

3,454 new cars were sold in Donegal in the first 9 months of this year, up 18% on last year in line with the national figure.

The report also found motor Insurance costs have increased by 68.7% since September 2013.