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After it emerged that the National Car Test will not be going cashless, one Sligo Councillor is warning that we are heading towards a cashless society. Junior Transport Minister Jack Chambers has denied the NCT’s move, saying that last week’s announcement was made without any prior agreement by the Road…

There’s pressure on Transport Minister Eamon Ryan to sort out the backlog of NCT tests in Sligo and elsewhere. Some motorists in the county are said to be waiting up to six months for a test, leading to concern over how valid their insurance will be in the interim. Fianna…

A Sligo-Leitrim TD says the reasons behind the long delay that motorists are currently experiencing in relation to NCT delays need to be established. Currently there are 375,000 cars are on the roads without a valid NCT. The Operators of the service will today apologise to customers for recent booking…

When it comes to passing the NCT test success rates in the local region vary from 51% to 48%   The Irish Independent are reporting that NCT centres around the country had more vehicles fail than pass on the first attempt last year.   Poor roads are thought to be…

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…

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…