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TIME FOR COMMON SENSE TO PREVAIL ON TRACTOR NCTS

Nov 6, 2017 | Press Releases | 0 comments

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ICSA president Patrick Kent has said it is time for common sense to prevail on the issue of tractor NCTs following a meeting with the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport in Dublin today. “The lack of consultation regarding the introduction of this directive has resulted in ludicrous proposals being presented, such as the unworkable 25km rule. This has resulted in widespread panic amongst farmers who felt they were going to be penalised for simply carrying out their farming activities.”

“A process of engagement with stakeholders has now begun which will hopefully bring a sense of clarity to the situation. ICSA will be pressing the Department to ensure that NCTs will not apply to tractors used for the purposes of farming or agricultural contracting.”

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