Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (201)

Robert Troy


201. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a person that holds an EU driver licence which has expired within the past ten years can exchange it for an Irish licence in view of the fact asylum seekers seem to be prevented from doing so. [50439/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Irish driving licensing law operates within a framework of EU law. Under the EU Directive on driving licences, driving licences issued by Member States are mutually recognised. The European Communities (Recognition of Driving Licences of Other Member States) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 464 of 2008) provides for this in national law.

A person who has held a driving licence, or a recognised driving licence issued by the competent authority of a Member State, for any period within the period of 10 years preceding the date of application, can submit such licence when applying for a driving licence.