Written Answers. - Driving Licences.

Brendan Howlin


153 Mr. Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the status or value of an international driving licence here in terms of the entitlements it confers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27616/01]

Anyone in possession of an Irish driving licence, whether full or provisional, who is experiencing difficulty in getting insurance here is entitled to seek a quote through the declined cases agreement. I understand that the Minister for the Environment and Local Government has published regulations regarding the equivalence of driving licences issued by other national authorities to Irish driving licences.