A Toyota Mirai hydrogen car on  the Toyota stand  at the Geneva International Motor Show. The car giant says it will no longer produce diesel passenger cars for sale in Europe from the end of this year.

Toyota is to end production of diesel versions of its passenger cars sold this year. In one of the most significant moves since the diesel emissions s(...)

The National Car Test  centre in Fonthill: In 2016, 1,465,710 tests took place across the country, of which 773,588 were failures, but only 71,508 vehicles failed the retest.

More vehicles failed the National Car Test (NCT) than passed last year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Some 52.8(...)

Total revenue for Applus Car Testing Service Limited amounted to €83.18 million in 2016.

Operating profit at the company holding the National Car Test (NCT) contract increased to €8.13 million in 2016, it has reported. Jumping by 51.9 per(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said 3,888 drivers failed to respond to letters notifying them about the action to be taken to overturn the wrongly imposed sanction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 4,000 letters have been reissued to be hand-delivered to motorists who failed to respond to notification about the State’s intention to quash t(...)

Some NCT test centres have considerably higher pass rates than others. File Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Kilkenny could be the best destination for those looking to pass the National Car Test (NCT), according to the latest figures. In 2016 the test centr(...)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts driver to low tyre pressure in a specific tyre

Europe’s car makers are coming under fire once again for wriggling around the edges of legislation, but this time it’s on safety grounds, not environm(...)

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Jonathan O’Brien is to raise in the Dáil the wrongful prosecution of motorists without National Car Test certificates despite them having paid fixed charge penalties. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Jonathan O’Brien is to raise in the Dáil the wrongful prosecution of motorists without National Car Test (NCT) certificate(...)

RSA boss Moyagh Murdock: 30km/hr should be the default speed in all built-up areas. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Local authorities are being urged to introduce a 30km speed limit in the Republic’s towns and cities and around schools. As well as protecting pedestr(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD: said he could not comment on any individual case but hoped inspectors would inspect cars in nearly all circumstances because of how important it is in terms of road safety.” Photograph: Collins

MARIE O’HALLORAN Almost 100 per cent of vehicle inspections at National Car Test (NCT) centres are properly conducted, according to the Minister for T(...)

For over a year, service provider Applus “either remained unaware or overlooked the claimant’s action. In the tribunal’s view this delay undermines the decision to dismiss the claimant”. Photograph: The Irish Times

A senior National Car Test (NCT) tester who was sacked after testing his own car has been awarded €35,000 for unfair dismissal. The firm that operates(...)

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