Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (129)

Colm Burke

Question:

129. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Transport if there is a method for Irish persons living abroad who do not have a public services card to apply for a driver licence or to renew their driver licence without the need to travel to Ireland, particularly during Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6559/21]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Transport)

An Irish driving licence can only be issued to a person residing in Ireland. An Irish driving licence can be renewed up to 10 years after the expiry of the licence. If a person living abroad returns to live in Ireland within that timeframe, they can then apply to renew their Irish licence.