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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (1 Apr 2021)

Éamon Ó Cuív: 51. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when it is planned to allow driver instructors to recommence in-car driving instruction, in view of the large number of persons who need to learn to drive, particularly front-line workers in rural areas without good public transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17855/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Paindéim (1 Apr 2021)

Louise O'Reilly: 303. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 1363 and 1451 of 24 March 2021, if the questions can be addressed with regard to the position of approved driving instructors and driver testers on the current vaccination priority list; his plans to ensure that workers who are most exposed are prioritised in view of the fact that the nature of their work puts them in...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (31 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Under level 5 restrictions, 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. Essential Driver Training (EDT) is thus currently suspended. While my Department is fully aware of the difficulties that this poses for essential workers who have not yet completed their 12 EDT...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (31 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The provision of driving instruction has been defined in legislation introduced by my colleague, the Minister for Health, as an essential service that may continue under level 5 restrictions, albeit in extremely limited circumstances. Both Essential Driver Training (EDT) for cars and Initial Basic Training (IBT) for motorcycles are currently suspended. Approved Driving Instructors...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (31 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: ...Questions Nos. 279 and 286 together. Under current level 5 restrictions both Essential Driver Training (EDT) for cars and Initial Basic Training (IBT) for motorcycles are suspended. Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may continue to provide lessons to both driving and motorcycle learners, but only in such circumstances where the learner in question has already completed their required...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (31 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Under level 5 restrictions, 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. Essential Driver Training (EDT) is thus currently suspended. While I and my Department are fully aware of the difficulties that this poses for essential workers who have not yet completed their...

Select Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Estimates for Public Services 2021
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Revised)
Vote 31 - Transport (Revised)
(30 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Ruairi Ó Murchú: ...a short-term solution which, obviously, we should endeavour to provide. In fairness to Deputy O'Rourke, he referred to some of the supports that are necessary, whether that is for taxi drivers, driving instructors or others. Sinn Féin dealt with the issue of driving instructors not too long ago. Some of these support-type projects do not necessarily relate to the Department but...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Emer Higgins: 80. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are plans to use driving instructors from semi-State bodies, for example Dublin Bus, to help clear the backlog of driving lessons and driver tests. [14199/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: ...I can assure the Deputy that the Department is very aware of the challenges facing the RSA as they work hard to further manage the backlog in the Driver Testing and Theory Testing Service. The driving test service is not currently operating as normal due to the impact of Covid-19. Tests are only available, under Level 5 restrictions, to essential workers. This has had a significant...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: During the current level 5 restrictions, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may only conduct lessons in circumstances where the learner in question has already been scheduled a test date. My Department is very aware of the difficulty this poses to learners who are unable to avail of instruction because they have not yet completed the 12 lessons required to book a...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Cormac Devlin: 302. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of reports that the approved driving instructor portal is closed for driving instructors to upload lessons data; when it will return to operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14576/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: During the current level 5 restrictions, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may only conduct lessons in circumstances where the learner in question has already been scheduled a test date. My Department is very aware of the difficulty this poses to essential workers who are unable to avail of instruction because they have not yet completed the 12 lessons...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: ...by a large cohort of learner drivers, some of them essential workers, who have had to have their training suspended under level 5 restrictions.   Under these current restrictions, 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. I  fully...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Under level 5 restrictions, 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. Essential Driver Training (EDT) is thus currently suspended. While my Department is fully aware of the difficulties that this poses for essential workers who have not yet...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021) See 2 other results from this answer

Mark Ward: 347. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which a person (details supplied) can progress the issue of their driving instructor not logging their final two driving lessons on the Road Safety Authority portal which is now closed. [15452/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: ...significant backlog has developed. The need to once again return to level 5 restrictions for reasons of public health has inevitably impacted further on delays to driver testing. During the level 5 period, driving tests will be available only to those who are involved in essential services, including essential retail work.   While the service is limited during level 5...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (24 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Darren O'Rourke: 368. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied that it is safe for driving instructors, driving testers and NCT workers to continue working during the current Covid-19 restrictions; the assessments conducted to inform this view and supports provided to keep workers safe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1841/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (24 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Cormac Devlin: 375. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to meet driving instructor representatives regarding the conditions of their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. [15651/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Safety Authority (24 Mar 2021)

Paul Kehoe: 388. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of registered driving instructors that are registered with the Road Safety Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15740/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (24 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Darren O'Rourke: 1363. To ask the Minister for Health the position of approved driving instructors and driver testers on the current vaccination priority list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14059/21]

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