Tom Hogan Motors – Toyota Dealership Closes

Toyota Ireland has confirmed that the Tom Hogan car dealership, which had outlets in Galway Clare and Tipperary, is to close because of trading difficulties, with the loss of 190 jobs.

Tom Hogan Motors was one of the biggest Toyota dealerships in the country.
It began in Ennis over 30 years ago but had expanded with outlets at Ballybrit in Galway, Shannon and Clonmel.

But trading difficulties brought about by the economic downturn, which has particularly affected car sales, has now forced the company into liquidation.

Toyota Ireland managing director David Shannon said this afternoon that it was sad to see a company of the calibre of the Tom Hogan group being forced into liquidation as a result of the extraordinarily difficult economic climate. But he reassured customers that any cars purchased through the group would continue to carry their full warranty.

Fine Gael TD for Clare Joe Carey said it was a worrying indication of the problems facing the Irish motor industry, which could be threatened with the loss of 5,000 jobs this year. He called on the Department of Finance to consider introducing options like a car scrappage scheme, which would lessen the impact of the global recession on this market.

Figures released earlier this month from the CSO said that a total of 4,480 new cars were licensed in May 2009, down 60.2% compared with the same time last year. Car sales had also slowed by 68% in April.

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2 Users Responded in " Tom Hogan Motors – Toyota Dealership Closes "

brewster said,  

Is there a tom hogan liquidation car sale on soon???

in galway?

i heard they were doing a ‘flog em all’???

SUCKER said,  

We had left a deposit for a car with Tom Hogans just before it closed. Can any body tell me who I can contact to get it back! They sent us back a cheque but it bounced.


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