Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1621)

Éamon Ó Cuív


1621. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when agreement and mutual recognition of driver licences from Alberta, Canada and Ireland will be reached so that persons who have come to live or returned to live here can obtain an Irish driver licence based on the one they had in Alberta; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36346/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Work is progressing on the driver licence exchange agreement with Alberta, Canada. The Memorandum of Understanding between Ireland and Alberta is currently with the Alberta authorities for approval and signature. A data sharing agreement will also need to be completed to meet our obligations under Data Protection legislation.

Once the agreements have been signed and returned, the relevant legislation will be put in place to complete the process.