Clare Car Dealers Express Concerns About COVID And Brexit Impacts

Clare car dealers are expressing concerns about the combined impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on the industry.

New car registrations are down by almost 30% compared to the same period last year, with prices having fallen by over 20% since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

There are also claims that new car prices could rise by thousands of euro if taxes increase when Budget 2021 is announced next month.


Patricia Fitzgerald, of Dulick Motors in Ennis, says the Covid pandemic has had pros and cons for business.