Dáil debates

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:45 pm

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent) | Oireachtas source

There is a significant issue with regard to theory tests, driving lessons and driving tests being unavailable. This is causing large backlogs in many sectors of industry. This is very important for young people who wish to train as paramedics and nurses and who want to drive to college. They want to get their lessons, get on the road and play their part in the recovery of our economy. Something has to be done because the backlog and is enormous and the delays relating to it are lengthy. I salute the driving instructors but people cannot get appointments for theory tests or driving tests. We must deal with this. There is a massive backlog and a great deal of frustration. People need to get driving in order to support the economy and their families. Will the Tánaiste please do something with regard to lifting restrictions in this area in order to deal with this situation?

To correct the record, the Tánaiste stated that no group had opposed any of the draconian measures the Government has brought through. The Rural Independent Group and I brought forward a motion which opposed some of these measures. Will the Tánaiste correct the record?


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