Sligo/Leitrim has lowest number of fines for cars without NCT

Sligo-Leitrim was the area in the country with the least Garda fines for motorists driving a car without an NCT last year.

Just 61 people in the area were punished for the offence, according to Freedom of Information files

Overall throughout the country the number of people who settled Garda fines for driving a car without an NCT increased by 15 per cent.

At least 6,000 motorists were punished for driving a car that wasn’t roadworthy.

But Conor Faughnan says the more extreme penalty of a car being seized is unusual