Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (115)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

115. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Transport the provisions in place for persons under 70 years of age who do not have public services cards seeking to renew their driver licences online; if he will consider putting in place a postal service option owing to the public health restrictions in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2837/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

It is not my intention to offer a postal service for driving licence renewals to applicants under the age of 70 years.

Due to the resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe as well as Ireland, the possible extension of driving licences is currently under consideration at EU level. A decision on this issue is expected by the end of January.