Under Regulation 3(b)(xi) of the Road Safety Authority Act (Conferral of Functions) Order (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), the decision to issue an extension to end-of-series derogations is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority (RSA). I have therefore referred the question to the RSA for direct reply. I would ask that the Deputy contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.
I am however advised that an extension to existing end-of-series derogations for M2 and M3 category vehicles has been granted up to 31 August 2021 and that this matter is being kept under review in light of the continuing impact of Covid-19.