The Society of the Irish Motor Industry has released new figures showing car registrations for the month of June are down nationally with Donegal seeing the largest decrease in the country.
Donegal has seen a decrease of 18% in new car registrations compared to June of last year.
Elsewhere in the North West region, Sligo has decreased by 12%, while Leitrim saw new registrations fall by 10%. No county in the country saw an increase.
Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal combined, have contributed 3% nationally to car sales so far in 2017.
SIMI had predicted that there would be 132,000 new cars sold in Ireland in 2017 and while they anticipate a decrease for the first half of the year, SIMI Director General, Alan Nolan, says that; ‘sales in the second half of the year should keep us on track’ to reach the predicted target.