Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (192)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

192. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a reply will issue to correspondence (details supplied) dated 8 November 2017 sent to him and acknowledged by his Department on 16 November 2017; the reason for the delay in replying to the correspondence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10217/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

A final reply is now being issued to the Deputy in relation to the issue raised.  The delay was due to the very significant workload within the Road Safety Division of my Department.

The Deputy’s correspondence related to a person who has experienced an issue as regards his medical fitness to drive.  Medical Fitness to Drive standards including as regards eyesight are set at European and not at national level.  The Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines are available on the RSA's website at http://rsa.ie/RSA/Licensed-Drivers/Safe-driving/Medical-Issues/

I cannot comment on individual cases such as the case raised by the Deputy.