Car sales have fallen by more than 15 percent in Galway since last year.
The latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motoring Industry show that 1 thousand 671 cars were registered so far this year.
This compares to 1,978 for the same period last year, a drop of 15 and a half percent.
In March alone, 453 new cars were registered in Galway, a drop of almost 4 percent for the same month in 2012.
SIMI’s Director General, Alan Nolan told Galway Bay fm news that it’s a tough market at the moment.
Refusal of Clifden housing development appealed to An Bord Pleanala
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The refusal of a housing development in Clifden has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
The project, led by TML Properties, would see 27 homes constructed at St. Anne’s Road on the north side of the town.
County planners turned down the proposals in October, citing concerns over the potential impact on the local habitat.
That decisions been appealed to An Bord Pleanala, with a decision due in March.
TD Mairéad Farrell calls for an election in place of planned Taoiseach handover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Mairéad Farrell is calling for an election, instead of the planned handover between Michael Martin and Leo Varadkar.
On December 17th, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will return to the Taoiseach position, taking over from Micheal Martin, as part of the planned cabinet reshuffle.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell says she thinks voters need to have their say: