Thursday, 5 July 2018

Questions (308)

Gerry Adams

Question:

308. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the barriers precluding those in the direct provision services from applying for a driver licence will be examined in view of the recent directive on the right to work measures announced for persons in the direct provision system. [29784/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Individuals in receipt of direct provision services are not issued with driving licences.

Under EU law, Member States issue driving licences to people whose normal residence is in their jurisdiction. By definition, the residence status of an asylum-seeker is not yet determined. I am currently seeking legal advice on the question of whether it would nonetheless be possible to issue driving licences in these cases.