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Nine month wait for an NCT in Monaghan

Jan 25, 2023 14:01 By News Northern Sound
Nine month wait for an NCT in Monaghan Nine month wait for an NCT in Monaghan
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Cllr. Seamus Coyle said there were over 360,000 cars awaiting a NCT test.

If you book your NCT this week in Monaghan you won’t get an online test until early September.

That’s according to Monaghan Councillor Seamus Coyle.

He bought a motion before his local municipal district this week to make contact with Transport Minister Eamon Ryan over the long waits for a test.

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The Monaghan Councillor said that when he tried to book a test on Monday, the online booking portal told him the next available date was the 7th of September.

Cllr. Seamus Coyle said RSA gave Applus a contract for ten years in 2019 at a cost of 600 million euros to carry out testing across the country.

He said law abiding citizens do not want to break the law by having no valid NCT on their vehicle.

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He bought a motion before this month’s meeting of Ballybay/Clones municipal District to make contact with Minister Eamon Ryan in relation to these long delays at NCT test centres.

The motion was supported unanimously by all representatives calling for action to be taken to levitate the current situation by the transport minister.

He said there were over 360,000 cars awaiting a NCT test and that hundreds of car testers were promised but going by the long delays that clearly hasn’t happened. Cllr. Sean Gilliand said at the meeting that it was scandalous and asked the question what would happen if you were in an accident and didn’t have a current valid NCT certificate. Cllr Gilliand said the truth was that no one actually knows and the minister must act to get the long waits for tests sorted.

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