Local TD says drivers need more time to get NCT test

A Sligo Leitrim TD says it’s ‘very alarming’ there are so many people waiting to get their cars tested at NCT centres.

The operator of NCTs says Covid absenteeism has affected its level of testing.

There’s a backlog due to extensions given to motorists during the pandemic and many centres have little availability for February and March.

Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny is calling for drivers to be given more time to get their NCT test.