Anti-VRT campaigner says court ruling on borrowed vehicles is a significant breakthrough


A court in Carndonagh has dismissed a case in which Customs challenged a local man who had borrowed a car from a relative in Northern Ireland.

It's the first such case following a European Court of Justice ruling that borrowed vehicles are not subject to VRT, and cannot be touched. irrespective of how long the person has it on loan.

The ruling was on foot of a petition to the European Commission from Inishowen based anti-VRT campaigner Ryan Stewart.

He says the law has now clear that Ireland is in breach of EU law when it comes to borrowed vehicles, and laws here should be changed to make them compatible with EU law.

Mr Stewart says there are several similar cases pending in the court system at the moment.........