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Agreement signed to allow continued exchange of UK driving licence for people living in Ireland
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Agreement signed to allow continued exchange of UK driving licence for people living in Ireland

Dec 31st 2020, 6:33 PM 39,626 Views 33 Comments

After 11pm, UK licences used by those living in Ireland will no longer be valid.

Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence
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Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence

Mar 20th 2020, 7:50 PM 60,808 Views 24 Comments

Minister Shane Ross said it comes amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing.

Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings
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Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings

Aug 18th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,755 Views 30 Comments

The RSA has been warning UK driving licence-holders to exchange them for Irish licences before Brexit.

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says
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'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says

Aug 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,910 Views 32 Comments

The National Driver’s Licence Service says that having a PSC “simplifies” the process of application.

Prince Philip voluntarily gives up driving licence
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Prince Philip voluntarily gives up driving licence

Feb 9th 2019, 7:25 PM 41,830 Views 46 Comments

The Duke of Edinburgh (97) was involved in a car crash in January.

New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence
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New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence

Nov 13th 2018, 11:46 AM 35,817 Views 40 Comments

People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving
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Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving

Jun 24th 2018, 8:03 AM 10,813 Views 45 Comments

Despite the end of the ban, several activists have been arrested recently.

It's official - the PSC will be pulled as a mandatory requirement for your driver theory test
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It's official - the PSC will be pulled as a mandatory requirement for your driver theory test

May 21st 2018, 9:30 PM 48,047 Views 68 Comments

The news is not unexpected given the RSA has pulled back on requiring a Public Services Card in order to apply for a driving licence.

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment
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Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

Apr 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 71,240 Views 99 Comments

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work
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Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

Mar 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,159 Views 119 Comments

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

Opinion: Why is the Irish driving test so hard and so expensive?
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Opinion: Why is the Irish driving test so hard and so expensive?

Dec 19th 2017, 7:00 AM 86,795 Views 176 Comments

The driving test is not really a test of your ability to drive safely; it’s a test of your ability to drive flawlessly for one session, writes Barry Dunning.

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'
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Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

Nov 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 58,499 Views 115 Comments

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so
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Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

May 22nd 2017, 2:38 PM 64,101 Views 119 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

Here's why you shouldn't lose your driving licence during Movember...
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Here's why you shouldn't lose your driving licence during Movember...

Nov 26th 2014, 11:00 AM 4,621 Views 0 Comments

This Irish guy learned the hard way.

Van rolls down hill... and into a driving licence office
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Van rolls down hill... and into a driving licence office

Sep 8th 2014, 6:52 PM 23,429 Views 29 Comments

Thankfully, no one was badly injured in the incident.

Moving to Ontario? You'll be able to swap your Irish driver's licence for a local one
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Moving to Ontario? You'll be able to swap your Irish driver's licence for a local one

Jul 10th 2014, 6:13 AM 13,099 Views 25 Comments

New mutual exchange agreement reached for Irish people living and working in Ontario, and Ontarians living and working in Ireland.

You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test
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You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test

Jun 7th 2014, 11:18 AM 12,787 Views 68 Comments

The RSA wants your view but it has some of its own ideas.

How should the driving test be changed?
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How should the driving test be changed?

Jun 6th 2014, 2:34 PM 15,942 Views 148 Comments

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin
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Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin

May 14th 2014, 9:50 AM 7,999 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí said the house they searched was unoccupied at the time and no arrests were made.

Driving licence centre closed - because it was too busy
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Driving licence centre closed - because it was too busy

Mar 26th 2014, 7:10 AM 23,233 Views 77 Comments

The Road Safety Authority says that you should book in advance.

Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people
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Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people

Nov 12th 2013, 9:40 PM 27,893 Views 70 Comments

The ‘Contact Us’ form on the new website was not refreshing as quickly as it should have and so details of users remained when the next users went to fill it in.

National Driver Licence Service is back up and running today
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National Driver Licence Service is back up and running today

Oct 30th 2013, 12:43 PM 13,768 Views 34 Comments

Extra staff has been brought in to ensure things run smoothly in the centres today.

Applying for a driving licence? New rules come into force today
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Applying for a driving licence? New rules come into force today

Oct 29th 2013, 10:40 PM 97,706 Views 195 Comments

A new plastic credit card-style licence will replace the pink paper licence.

Alan Hughes fails his driving test on camera
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# Actual Fail

Alan Hughes fails his driving test on camera

Oct 29th 2013, 6:45 PM 3,824 Views 4 Comments

He had to retake it for Ireland AM. It didn’t go too well.

The 11 stages of getting your driving licence
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# Biting Point

The 11 stages of getting your driving licence

Oct 29th 2013, 12:54 PM 37,408 Views 48 Comments

Can’t talk, I’m reversing round a corner.

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to 'tell all' about wiping of penalty points from his licence
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Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to 'tell all' about wiping of penalty points from his licence

Mar 10th 2013, 12:36 PM 24,961 Views 162 Comments

Flanagan said gardaí contacted him offering to remove the points from his record.

Photo professionals to meet with RSA over new driving licence
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Photo professionals to meet with RSA over new driving licence

Jan 18th 2013, 12:22 PM 12,409 Views 69 Comments

Photo ID Professionals had said in November that the new licence system could cost jobs, while pharmacists said it would also impact on them.

Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect
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Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect

Jan 7th 2013, 9:01 AM 38,004 Views 158 Comments

Pharmacists say the new credit card-style driving licence system will remove the need to get photos taken at a shop.

IT work needed before foreign drivers can accrue penalty points
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IT work needed before foreign drivers can accrue penalty points

Feb 20th 2012, 2:30 PM 3,391 Views 10 Comments

Leo Varadkar says that while a new law allows drivers without Irish licences to get points, the IT isn’t in place to implement it.

Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?
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Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?

Aug 8th 2011, 5:27 PM 554 Views 4 Comments

Compulsory driving lessons for secondary students and reminders for drivers about NCT renewal dates are also among the proposals from an Oireachtas committee.

Austrian man wins three-year battle to wear pasta strainer on driving licence photo
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Austrian man wins three-year battle to wear pasta strainer on driving licence photo

Jul 13th 2011, 2:36 PM 10,842 Views 42 Comments

Niko Alm wanted to wear the upturned pasta strainer because he worships the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

New road safety laws to include lower drink-drive limit for learners
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New road safety laws to include lower drink-drive limit for learners

Jul 6th 2011, 11:56 AM 1,215 Views 17 Comments

The laws will also include a new restricted licence, and putting the Road Safety Authority in charge of the driving licence system.

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today
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New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today

Apr 5th 2011, 11:28 AM 1,313 Views 0 Comments

The Essential Driving Training scheme is being rolled out from today – meaning learner drivers will be required to complete 12 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor before sitting their test.

Instructors slam new rules for mandatory driving lessons
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Instructors slam new rules for mandatory driving lessons

Mar 29th 2011, 2:50 PM 9,655 Views 11 Comments

New rules will require drivers to have at least 12 hours of lessons before applying for a learner permit – costing around €400.