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# nct - Monday 30 March, 2020

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates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

# nct - Saturday 28 March, 2020

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.

# nct - Thursday 26 March, 2020

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.

# nct - Friday 14 February, 2020

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.

# nct - Friday 31 January, 2020

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.

# nct - Thursday 30 January, 2020

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.

# nct - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

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.

# nct - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

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.

# nct - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

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.

# nct - Monday 15 October, 2018

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.

# nct - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

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”.

# nct - Monday 30 July, 2018

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.

# nct - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

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

# nct - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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?

# nct - Sunday 28 January, 2018

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

A number of fines were issued.

# nct - Friday 5 January, 2018

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.

# nct - Monday 13 November, 2017

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

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

# nct - Monday 4 September, 2017

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.

# nct - Monday 7 August, 2017

Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably

See if you can spot what the guards spotted.

# nct - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

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.

# nct - Friday 19 May, 2017

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.

# nct - Saturday 8 April, 2017

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.

# nct - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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.

# nct - Friday 10 March, 2017

QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?

Vroom vroom – let’s find out.

# nct - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

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.

# nct - Monday 9 January, 2017

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

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

# nct - Monday 17 October, 2016

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.

# nct - Sunday 24 July, 2016

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.

# nct - Monday 11 July, 2016

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…

# nct - Friday 22 April, 2016

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.

# nct - Sunday 6 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge Every Irish motorist will identify with this gas sketch Me Nerves

# nct - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

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

A TD made the claim in the Dáil today.

# nct - Friday 3 July, 2015

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.

# nct - Saturday 18 April, 2015

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…

# nct - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 unique stresses of doing the bloody NCT Driving Me Crazy

9 unique stresses of doing the bloody NCT

Is it that time of year again already?

# nct - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

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

More staff and new lanes are also coming on stream.

# nct - Thursday 15 January, 2015

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

Have you had trouble getting an appointment?

# nct - Friday 12 December, 2014

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.

# nct - Monday 8 December, 2014

Here's everything you can get penalty points for from today

Drivers will be applicable for points under 14 new offences, with increased penalties for a further nine.

# nct - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

NCT about to expire? Urgent cases will get an appointment or get the test for free

The Road Safety Authority said there is no backlog and they are very prepared for the new rules.

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