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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Livestock truck with no tax for 1,212 days seized

A livestock truck was seized by Gardaí conducting a checkpoint in Laois over the weekend.

The action was taken on Sunday, October 25th after multiple road traffic-related offences were detected.

In a brief post on social media, Garda Síochána Laois Offaly said: “A truck was seized which was being driven without insurance, no CVRT, no tax for 1212 days, vehicle seized. FCPNs to follow.”


The RSA states that if a driver does not have a valid CVRT, there is a direct summons to court; on summary conviction, a fine not exceeding €3,000 and/or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months, along with 5 penalty points, will occur.

The same applies for a failure to produce a certificate of roadworthiness within tens days to a Garda station having been requested to do so.

If you drive without insurance, you will be handed 5 penalty points and will have to appear in court. A fine of up to €5,000 can be issued, along with a prison sentence for you to 6 months. The court can disqualify the motorist from driving instead of issuing penalty points.

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Car seized

One car was seized during the operation as it had no NCT since January 2020.

Those found driving a vehicle without an NCT test certificate can face a fine of up to €2,000 and/or up to three months imprisonment.

According to the RSA, the courts may also impose up to 5 penalty points following a successful conviction.

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