DUBLIN, November 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In testing financial times, people are always keen to see their money go further. This is certainly the case for motorists who often bear the brunt of cuts by shelling out for vehicle excise duty, more expensive repairs and maintenance, increased insurance premiums and more challenging NCT tests and other necessary expenses. The one thing that all motorists expect is a fair deal when they buy new and used cars, because they are aware of the financial ramifications of using the road. The great news for drivers in Ireland is that one new and used car retailer has this year been showered with recognition for its outstanding performance. Joe Duffy Motor Group presides over a number of franchises in order to deliver an excellent service in quality car sales. The company specialises in popular and executive marques such as Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche, Opel, Mazda, Land Rover and Volvo and 2012 looks all set to be a bumper year on the awards front. The company has already enjoyed recognition from the Irish Motor Industry Awards this year, having come out on top in the categories of Dealership of the Year and Aftersales Operation of the Year. It is now looking to add a prestigious European honour to its list of achievements. Joe Duffy Motor Group is up for a gong in the European Business Awards 2012/13 after being listed among the national finalists for Ireland. The company joins a select group of organisations that have shown exceptional standards in their respective fields in the last twelve months. All this is primarily good news for the customer. National and international recognition often acts as evidence that an organisation is doing right by its clients and customers and providing the level of service required to earn success. Award winners tend to have a track record of going beyond the call of duty on the behalf of the people they serve.