Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (48)

Noel Grealish


48. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport if there is a delay in the processing of driver licence renewals for both full and provisional licence holders; the average delay; the steps being taken to address a backlog, given the problems it is causing for persons waiting for their new licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7835/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

All enquires relating to driver licensing are handled by the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS), provided by the Road Safety Authority (RSA). I have forwarded the Deputy's query to the RSA for direct reply. If he has not heard from them in 10 working days I would ask that he contact my office directly.

Due to the resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe as well as Ireland, possible further extensions ofdriving licences are currently under consideration at EU level. A decision on this issue is expected shortly.