Dáil debates

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation


12:40 pm

Photo of Seán CroweSeán Crowe (Dublin South West, Sinn Fein)

The inability of people to access a driving test in south Dublin is an issue I have been raising for years. At the moment, 10,000 people are on the waiting list for the testing centre in Tallaght. This is the longest waiting list in the State. It represents 12% of the State-wide waiting list. The centre in Deansgrange in Dún Laoghaire has the third longest waiting list. In June 2021, the Minister, Deputy Eamon Ryan, said the backlog would be cleared within four months of exiting the Covid situation. Clearly, this has not happened. Given that south Dublin now has two testing centre waiting lists in the top three longest in the State, will the Government commit to examining the feasibility of an additional testing centre to relieve the pressure in Tallaght and Deansgrange, allowing people access to a driving test without waiting months or possibly years?


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