Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (520)

Mary Butler

Question:

520. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a person who works abroad as an aid worker can use an Ethiopian driver licence when they return here on annual leave to visit their family; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16068/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Convention on Road Traffic 1949 (Geneva Convention), allows drivers from Contracting States carrying a valid driver’s licence to drive on each other’s roads for up to a year.  Ethiopia is not a signatory to the Convention, therefore it is not possible for a person visiting Ireland to drive in Ireland on an Ethiopian driving licence.