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From TheJournal.ie 'We've been thrown to the lions': Taxi drivers could be off the road for weeks due to NCT delays Covid-19

'We've been thrown to the lions': Taxi drivers could be off the road for weeks due to NCT delays

Some drivers can’t get NCT appointments before their taxi licence expires.

From TheJournal.ie From Monday, 15 NCT service centres, and 20 NDLS centres will reopen Back At The Wheel

From Monday, 15 NCT service centres, and 20 NDLS centres will reopen

Here’s the list of centres that are opening again, and the rules in place if you’re using them.

From TheJournal.ie No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates Extension

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates

The new measures are expected to be published in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice Driving

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice

Shane Ross is looking at measures to extend the period of validity of licences and NCT certificates.

From TheJournal.ie NCT remains open during coronavirus shutdown - but some customers aren't turning up anyway Test Centres

NCT remains open during coronavirus shutdown - but some customers aren't turning up anyway

Test centres have introduced measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie All defective NCT lifts won't be back in service until end of April as faults found in 85 Out Of Service

All defective NCT lifts won't be back in service until end of April as faults found in 85

85 of the country’s 106 NCT vehicle lifts are in need of repair.

From TheJournal.ie Full NCT tests resume on limited basis at six centres around the country SAFETY INSPECTION

Full NCT tests resume on limited basis at six centres around the country

The reinstated vehicle inspection lifts will only be used for taxi drivers and those who are due to undergo a driving test.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists taking NCT will have to return at a later date to complete test and receive full certificate Nct

Motorists taking NCT will have to return at a later date to complete test and receive full certificate

If stopped by gardaí without a full NCT certificate, motorists are urged to show gardaí a report issued to them by the NCTS.

From TheJournal.ie Part of NCT test suspended with immediate effect over safety checks on vehicle lifts SAFETY INSPECTION

Part of NCT test suspended with immediate effect over safety checks on vehicle lifts

It comes one day after MOT testing in Northern Ireland was suspended due to similar issues.

From TheJournal.ie All testing of cars for North's equivalent of NCT cancelled due to 'lift faults' Testing

All testing of cars for North's equivalent of NCT cancelled due to 'lift faults'

The MOT is the Northern Ireland equivalent of the NCT.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the cars most likely to pass the NCT - Hyundai Trajet owners look away now Pass/fail

Here are the cars most likely to pass the NCT - Hyundai Trajet owners look away now

The oldest vehicle submitted for a NCT last year was a 1932 Rolls Royce which passed the test.

From TheJournal.ie NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030 Testing Times

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

From TheJournal.ie NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules WRC

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules

The WRC found that the man’s unfair dismissal complaint against his formal employer “is not well founded”.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for reliability? Here are the top 10 cars for passing the NCT first time Buying Advice

Looking for reliability? Here are the top 10 cars for passing the NCT first time

And they’re probably not the ones you’d expect.

From TheJournal.ie 'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched Nct For Tractors

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.

From TheJournal.ie What happens if you have to cancel your NCT or driving test due to The Beast? The Beast From The East

What happens if you have to cancel your NCT or driving test due to The Beast?

What if you have to be on the road?

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí caught a few people acting the maggot on Irish roads this weekend Ah Here

Gardaí caught a few people acting the maggot on Irish roads this weekend

A number of fines were issued.

From TheJournal.ie Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle Unfair Dismissal

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle

The man refused to drive a company vehicle that didn’t have tax, insurance or NCT discs.

From TheJournal.ie 5 of the most common NCT failures (and how to prevent against them) Car Check-up

5 of the most common NCT failures (and how to prevent against them)

These essential pre-test checks could save you time and money.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the number one reason for vehicles failing the NCT Nct

Here's the number one reason for vehicles failing the NCT

Motorists advised to build in a free tyre check at a reputable tyre outlet as part of pre-NCT checks.

From TheJournal.ie Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably Altered State

Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably

See if you can spot what the guards spotted.

From TheJournal.ie Disqualified driver caught drinking bottle of beer and using phone had no tax, insurance or NCT Caught Rapid

Disqualified driver caught drinking bottle of beer and using phone had no tax, insurance or NCT

Other than not wearing a seatbelt, there’s not many more offences left.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the places where you're most likely to pass your NCT Road Worthy

Here are the places where you're most likely to pass your NCT

Kilkenny had the highest pass rate in the country last year, while Clifden had the lowest.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí stop driver for wearing no seatbelt, find fake tax and insurance discs Operation Thor

Gardaí stop driver for wearing no seatbelt, find fake tax and insurance discs

It’s been a busy day for gardaí checking for valid tax and insurance.

From TheJournal.ie This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open Finger On The Pulse

This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open

The massaging of figures is now feared to extend into other garda departments.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You? Sponsored By Ford

QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?

Vroom vroom – let’s find out.

From TheJournal.ie Two men jailed for passing cars in NCT scam Jailed

Two men jailed for passing cars in NCT scam

The men were to get €100 between them for their role although no money was ever exchanged.

From TheJournal.ie Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax Clean Sweep

Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax

Their 4×4 was seized and they will appear in court.

From TheJournal.ie Dear Driver: How can I tell when my car is due its NCT? Dear Driver

Dear Driver: How can I tell when my car is due its NCT?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car That Escalated Quickly This post contains images

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

From TheJournal.ie How to get your car to pass the NCT Nct

How to get your car to pass the NCT

Do you know that half of all motors failed the test last year? Don’t be one of those…

From TheJournal.ie Road safety boss hits back after RTÉ programme claims NCT test flawed Mahameters

Road safety boss hits back after RTÉ programme claims NCT test flawed

A RTÉ Investigation Unit programme questioned how tests were carried out on a car’s shock absorbers.

From TheJournal.ie NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it Really Pawful

NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it

A TD made the claim in the Dáil today.

From The42 Not even NCT centres are safe on Cork and Kerry Munster final weekend Rearview Mirror

Not even NCT centres are safe on Cork and Kerry Munster final weekend

Michael Cussen had to pop down to get the car checked this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment... Gridlock

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment...

And it’s all because of penalty points. Hang about though, it might not all be bad news…

9 unique stresses of doing the bloody NCT

Is it that time of year again already?

From TheJournal.ie Getting an NCT soon? 24-hour testing among changes to speed it up Inspection

Getting an NCT soon? 24-hour testing among changes to speed it up

More staff and new lanes are also coming on stream.

From TheJournal.ie NCT delays are making 'an ass of the law', apparently Penalty Points

NCT delays are making 'an ass of the law', apparently

Have you had trouble getting an appointment?

From TheJournal.ie 200,000 penalty points will now NOT be cancelled Loopholes

200,000 penalty points will now NOT be cancelled

It was thought that errors in updating the Road Traffic Act could have meant large numbers of points being written off.

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