Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Eugene Murphy (Roscommon-Galway, Fianna Fail)
I seek clarification from the Tánaiste on the issue of driving licences in the event of a Brexit scenario. I acknowledge I have raised this issue previously. There seems to be some confusion. I understand that people driving on British licences may change to Irish licences. However, some people driving a commercial vehicle or minibus are being told that they will not be covered and may have to resit a test. I am unsure of the position and am urgently seeking clarification. This matter is of concern. I am sure the Tánaiste realises that thousands of people in the State drive on British licences. I have received two different answers on this issue and do not know which to believe. I ask the Tánaiste to clarify the issue or ask one of his officials to so do.