Thursday, 13 November 2014

Questions (246)

Jerry Buttimer

Question:

246. Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on efforts to establish mutual recognition of driving licences between Ireland and all Canadian states, in particular the state of Alberta; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43658/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Following the successful introduction of a bilateral agreement on exchange of licences with Ontario, the Road Safety Authority (RSA), as Ireland's national driver licensing authority, is focusing on reaching  similar agreements with the other Canadian provinces.

While I would like to see agreements reached with the other provinces as soon as possible, I understand from the RSA that discussions are most advanced with the provinces of Manitoba and with Newfoundland and Labrador. The RSA has advised that work with Alberta is under way, but is not as advanced as in those two cases.