Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2381)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

2381. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to allow asylum seekers apply for driver licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32215/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Historically Ireland has not issued driving licences to asylum-seekers. I have asked my officials to re-examine the question of whether we should issue driving licences to asylum-seekers, this matter is still under consideration in consultation with my colleague the Minister for Justice and Equality.