Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (911)

Noel Grealish

Question:

911. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a driver licence exchange agreement between Ireland and Alberta, Canada; when a bilateral agreement for licence exchange with Alberta is likely to be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44516/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Reaching bilateral agreements on the exchange of foreign driving licences between two countries can take time as the agreements can be made only when the relevant authorities in each jurisdiction have studied and compared the two licensing regimes, so that each side can be satisfied that they are compatible.

The Memorandum of Understanding between Ireland and Alberta, Canada on the reciprocal exchange of driving licences is currently in the final stages of preparation.