New car sales in Co Mayo last year were up by almost 13% on the previous year, with 1,850 new cars registered in Mayo in 2021.

That's according to the latest report from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, which shows a 13% increase in new cars registered also in Galway, 18%  in Roscommon and almost 15% in Sligo.

Leitrim was the only Connacht county where new car sales fell last year compared to 2020.

Nationally, there was an 18% increase in the number of new cars registered year-on-year, but represent a 10% decrease on 2019 - before the Covid pandemic hit.

Director General of the SIMI Brian Cooke says, despite an increase in new cars registrations last year, 2021 was another challenging year for the industry...

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