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Second-Hand Tyres Campaign
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) in association with SIMI, will run a campaign on second-hand tyres commencing Monday 25th of April. Second-hand or part-worn tyres are tyres which have been used on another vehicle. If buying a part worn tyre, consumers must ensure the tyre is safe and meets the minimum legal requirements. Consumers should also think about whether or not you’re getting real value for money. The campaign will commence with a radio advertsing followed by an online marketing over...
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REPAK Black Box
REPAK have launched a black box data collection system see https://repakelt.ie/repak-elt-launches-black-box-security-system/
 
ITIA Welcomes Minister Donohoe’s initiative
The ITIA welcomes Minister Donohoe’s initiative to apply two Penalty Points and a €80 fine if you drive a car with defective or worn tyres. The penalty points increase to four following a conviction in court.Paddy Murphy Acting President of the ITIA said “We welcome any initiative that will save lives and this will, as we saw from the recent RSA study that defective tyres were “the most significant factor” in vehicle-related fatalities and linked to the deaths of 71 people in the past...
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Penalty Points on Defective Tyres
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Friday 15 April) announced a new Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) offence for motorists who drive with defective or worn tyres on their vehicle. Although it is already an offence to drive a vehicle with defective or worn tyres, there will now be a fixed charge (or fine) of €80, with two penalty points endorsed on the licence on payment of the fixed charge for commission of the offence, or four penalty points following...
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RSA New Tyre Safety Campaign
The Road Safety Authority, the Minister for Transport and An Garda Síochána have launched the following: • A report that ‘Defective Tyres a Factor in 71 Road Deaths Between 2008 and 2012’ • TV, radio, social media, cinema and online advertising campaign entitled ‘Grip’ • TV advert – which can be viewed on the RSA YouTube page • Press Release http://www.rsa.ie/en/Utility/News/News-2016/DEFECTIVE-TYRES-A-FACTOR-IN-71-ROAD-DEATHS-BETWEEN-2008-AND-2012/
 
REPAK ELT
Members who decide to join REPAK ELT should be aware at this stage REPAK ELT does not have a secure 'black box' system to hold data privately. Members should hold onto their data until should time a black box system is available. All members should also retain their authorised waste collector receipts.
 
Kevin Farrell Resigns as President
Dear ITIA Members,On 10 September, Kevin Farrell decided to resign as President of the Irish Tyre Industry Association.On behalf of the National Executive Council and members, I want to sincerely thank Kevin for his significant contribution to developing the tyre industry in Ireland. Kevin has spent a significant amount of time working hard to improve the industry for the legitimate operators. As President for nearly four years, he led some significant projects such as the licensing scheme and...
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ITIA WITHDRAWS FROM COMPLIANCE SCHEME DISCUSSIONS
PRESS RELEASE 10.09.2015ITIA WITHDRAWS FROM COMPLIANCE SCHEME DISCUSSIONSThe Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) has withdrawn from discussions with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DoEHLG) on the new waste tyre compliance scheme for the tyre industry. The National Executive Council (NEC) of the ITIA met today.The NEC of the ITIA has always fully engaged positively in all committees and working groups in the setting up a new compliance scheme.However, as a...
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ITIA launch ground breaking licensing scheme
Galway Tyre outlets lead the way in Licensing

Four Tyre retailers in Galway are the first in the country to be granted licenses.  The Irish Tyre Industry Association have set up a comprehensive self regulation scheme to bring improved standards, service and safety into the Tyre trade.   Ballinasloe tyres, Byrnes tyres, Donnellan Auto Service and Treacy tyres have been awarded licenses to sell and fit tyres.  All four have had to comply with strict licensing criteria which...
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