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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (10 Nov 2020)

Eamon Ryan: Regulations introduced on the 21st October by my colleague, the Minister for Health, define the provision of driving instruction as an essential service. Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may continue to provide lessons, but only in such circumstances where the learner in question has already been scheduled a test date. The Road Safety Authority requires that an individual must...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Training (10 Nov 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Catherine Murphy: 608. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of car driving and motorcycle instructors' courses that were held in either the Garda Training College or Garda headquarters in 2018 and 2019, in tabular form. [34849/20]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (5 Nov 2020)

Eamon Ryan: I fully appreciate the difficulty that many learner drivers have experienced and are continuing to experience in their efforts to obtain a full driving licence. Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) have been deemed to be essential under the current Level 5 Covid restrictions. However, I would point out to the Deputy that ADIs are private individuals or companies, who are free to choose...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (5 Nov 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Louise O'Reilly: 83. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will engage with assisted driving instructors and their trade union regarding their being deemed essential workers. [34432/20]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (3 Nov 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Holly Cairns: 286. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if driving instructors are allowed to operate under levels 4 and 5 of the living with Covid plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32907/20]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (3 Nov 2020)

Eamon Ryan: While it is the case that a learner driver must be accompanied by a fully licensed driver at all times, there is no requirement in law for driving instructors to attend test centres with learners sitting driving tests. Operational arrangements at test centres are a matter for the Road Safety Authority. I have therefore referred that element of the Deputy's question to the Authority for...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (3 Nov 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Thomas Pringle: 319. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if driving instructors are classed as an essential worker; if they will be allowed to operate under the level 5 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32760/20]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (3 Nov 2020)

Eamon Ryan: Regulations introduced on the 21st October by my colleague, the Minister for Health, define the provision of driving instruction as an essential service. Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may continue to provide lessons, but only in such circumstances where the learner in question has already been scheduled a test date.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (3 Nov 2020)

Eamon Ryan: The procedures involved in driving tests already booked for dates in the Level 5 period by people who are not essential workers, and the procedures for booking a test for people who are essential workers, are operational matters for the RSA, as is the question of what would happen if a person were to be prevented by the Garda from attending a driving test even though they actually were an...

Level 5 Response to Covid-19: Statements (Resumed) (23 Oct 2020)

Darren O'Rourke: ...by a number of essential workers whose work has dried up but who say they are being denied access to the pandemic unemployment payment because they are essential workers. I have heard that from driving instructors, taxi drivers and others. There must be progress to allow self-employed workers to stay on the PUP and earn up to €480 per week. The Government must deliver on its...

Select Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Estimates for Public Services 2020
Vote 31 – Transport (Revised)
(21 Oct 2020)

Darren O'Rourke: I raise a related issue that has come to my attention. I am sure it has come to the attention of other committee members as well. Driving instructors are identified as essential workers but they have been experiencing difficulties with accessing testing centres even just to wash their hands. They have many sanitisation protocols now because there is usually a pre-runaround lesson with the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (20 Oct 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: ...Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 209 of 6 October 2020, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that none of the fully licensed drivers, such as instructors, parents or guardians, that he referred to in the reply are allowed shelter, use toilets or hand washing facilities at the RSA driving test centres; and if his further attention has...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (15 Oct 2020)

Mattie McGrath: ...Members, staff and everybody else over the years. I have known him for the last 14 years. I wish him a happy and successful retirement. I have a constituent who, like many others, took his driving test last January and unfortunately failed it. He was due to retake it in February but could not due to the pandemic. Now he cannot get a test and many other people cannot get licences....

Trade Union Representation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (8 Oct 2020)

Joan Collins: ...and shame Cork County Council and the board. They eventually spoke to the union and they were reinstated. I support those workers in their struggle and fight for their jobs. I also have been approached by driving instructors recently, who must go to Road Safety Authority, RSA, centres for their work. They are being locked out of the RSA centre. They cannot go in and use the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (8 Oct 2020)

Eamon Ryan: While it is the case that a learner driver must be accompanied by a fully licensed driver at all times, there is no requirement in law for driving instructors to attend test centres with learners sitting driving tests. Operational arrangements at test centres are a matter for the Road Safety Authority. I have therefore referred that element of the Deputy's question to the Authority for direct...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (8 Oct 2020)

Eamon Ryan: Under provisions set out in S.I. No. 203/2009 - Road Traffic (Driving Instructor Licensing) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is legally required to carry out a check test of an Approved Driving Instructor every two years at the very minimum. This test takes the form of an observation by an RSA examiner of a lesson given by the instructor to a learner driver and is...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (6 Oct 2020)

Joan Collins: ...board. I wish to bring it to the Taoiseach's attention that they were reinstated last week on the basis that the charges against them were absolutely ridiculous. I have also been contacted by driving instructors who tell me they are still required to present themselves at various Road Safety Authority, RSA, centres across the country to enable driving test candidates to utilise their...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (6 Oct 2020)

Eamon Ryan: While it is the case that a learner driver must be accompanied by a fully licensed driver at all times, there is no requirement in law for driving instructors to attend test centres with learners sitting driving tests. Operational arrangements at test centres are a matter for the Road Safety Authority. I have therefore referred the Deputy's question to the Authority for direct response;...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (30 Jul 2020)

Bríd Smith: 262. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will encourage the Road Safety Authority to meet with representatives of driving instructors to resolve issues in relation to test centres and the difficulties that instructors have in not been allowed access the main buildings during tests; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that similar issues in the UK have been...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (28 Jul 2020)

Eamon Ryan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 138 and 139 together. I am aware that there are a large number of people driving on our roads on their 4th, 5th, 6th or subsequent learner permit. While it is legal for a learner permit holder to drive on our roads as long as they are accompanied by a qualified person, I agree there is a need to reduce the number of people driving on...

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