Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1068)

Robert Troy


1068. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Irish driver licences in Northern Ireland post Brexit; if licences issued here remain valid; and if driver insurance will remain valid while driving in Northern Ireland under an Irish licence. [12727/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

An Irish driving licence is an EU driving licence and the UK has indicated it will continue to recognise EU driving licences.

In a no-deal scenario, drivers of vehicles from Northern Ireland and the UK will be required when entering Ireland to carry with them as proof of insurance a green card and vice versa unless the UK is granted an exemption by the EU Commission.

Unless the Commission indicates that it will provide the exemption referred to above, insurance companies will soon commence the printing of green cards for customers for 2019. We will continue to raise this matter with the Commission.