‘Priority’ driving tests are back on the road

ON MONDAY the DVA re-opened its online booking system for ‘priority’ driving tests after a four week lockdown forced local driving instructors to be out of work, with all lessons and tests put on hold for a second time this year. Despite the welcomed news, Fermanagh folk are now concerned over the impact Stormont’s four […]

MOT exemptions end as tests set to resume

IT has been revealed that MOT testing along with practical car and lorry tests will now be available from 1 September.  The news will be welcomed especially by local garages and car repair businesses which have had to contend with the double difficulty of lockdown and a drop in demand as motorists avail of MOT […]

‘Nobody wants to know’, says driving instructor

LOCAL driving instructors have been left “appalled” by the lack of clarity they have received over how or when they will be able to restart lessons. With tests and lessons all cancelled due to Covid restrictions it would appear that instructors have “slipped through the net” when it comes to any support or guidance. “The […]

Outrage as ‘Scrooge-like’ DVLA clamp over 30 vehicles

THERE has been widespread outrage right across the county about the increase in cars being clamped over road tax and other issues. The DVLA clamp-down is aimed at car owners that haven’t got their cars properly taxed and over 30 vehicles have been clamped here since Sunday.  Some of the vehicles clamped may have been […]


Local number plates to be given a new lease of life

FERMANAGH number plates may be set to see a shake-up to their current format, according to a Lisbellaw based number plate supplier. Dessie Elton of SpeedyReg outlined that after working through the remaining Fermanagh series of UIG, VIG, WIG, XIG and YIG there is set to be a format change whereby numbers will be placed […]