Another record month as new car registrations soar in July

Year to date registrations are up 5.2 per cent, to 1,442,188 units Private buyers accounted for 81,551 registrations last month compared to 67,493 in July 2000. Registrations by private buyers soared 20.8 per cent last month Full year registrations hit 2,300,944 units in 1989, the highest on record. Commenting on the news, SMMT Chief Executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘What these figures tell us is that confidence is king when it comes to buying a new car. And clearly 10 months of growth in the new car market speaks volumes. It tells us that buyers are confident that their local franchised dealer offers the best deal on price, specification, finance and aftersales care.’ Notes to editors Total registrations by private buyers from January to July reached 699,380 units in 2001, up 19 per cent on the 587,381 units for the first seven months of 2000. SMMT has revised its full year forecast upwards from 2.25 to 2.3 million units November 2000, December 2000, March 2001, June 2001 and July 2001 have all seen record numbers of new car registrations. New car registrations rose by 11.6 per cent in July to 173,160 units July was the 10th consecutive month of growth in the new car marke Another record month as new car registrations soar in July July 2001 The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes

first_imgTHREE TEACHERS UNIONS have said they will ballot for industrial in the wake of the rejection of a new public sector pay deal earlier this week.The executives of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI), and the country’s largest teacher union, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) have decided to ballot members for action up to and including strike.The decision came following a meeting of the three executives in Dublin today with each union to conduct their own ballot among members starting next month.In a joint statement the unions said that industrial action will be triggered in the event that the government imposes unilateral pay cuts through legislation as has been suggested.“Teachers have already taken a 14 per cent reduction in pay and have delivered additional work and substantial savings under the Croke Park Agreement,” Pat King, the general secretary of ASTI, said today.“Young teachers, many of whom find themselves in precarious employment situations, have had inferior terms and conditions imposed on them in a most inequitable manner.”INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan said any move to impose pay cuts will be “strongly resisted up to and including strike action” while TUI general secretary John MacGabhann said that the unions would take “whatever industrial action is necessary.”Read: Nurses warn of industrial action if government legislates for pay cutsRead: Gilmore won’t say whether Government will legislate for public pay cutslast_img read more