Thursday, 20 June 2013

Questions (179)

Eoghan Murphy


179. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the official standing of Garda identification cards here; and the reason some Government agencies do not accept Garda cards as appropriate identification. [29852/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Age Card is a voluntary proof of age card issued to persons over the age of 18 years under the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1988 (Age Card) Regulations 2010. The purpose of the card is to verify a person's age in relation to matters referred to in the Intoxicating Liquor Act, as provided for in section 40 of the Act. As such, Garda Age Cards are not intended for use as a means of identification for other purposes.