Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (224)

Michael Healy-Rae


224. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37878/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The scheduling of candidates’ driving tests is the responsibility of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and as Minister, I have no power to intervene in individual cases.

As I understand, the Road Safety Authority is prioritising driver testing for essential workers and has set up a dedicated email, urgentdrivingtest@rsa.ie, where applicants can request to be given priority and supply supporting documentation. These requests are prioritised during the scheduling process with cancellation slots being offered where possible.