Dáil debates

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:55 pm

Photo of Emer HigginsEmer Higgins (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

It is encouraging that we are preparing to ease restrictions. We are only able to do that because of the success of the vaccination roll-out plan and the sacrifices made by people up and down the country. Young people in particular have made significant sacrifices and lost out on many rites of passage. That is why it is so important that driving lessons are considered in the context of easing restrictions. Young people are among the 80,000 waiting on driver theory tests and the 50,000 waiting on driving tests. It is important that we consider how to better resource our capacity in terms of increasing driving testers and implementing the roll-out of online theory tests. Will the Tánaiste provide an update on how the Government plans to support people who want to get motoring?


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