Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Driving licences issued by Member States of the EU are mutually recognised, and a driving licence issued by another Member State can be exchanged for an Irish licence up to 10 years after the date of expiry of such a licence. As the UK is no longer a member of the EU, a UK driving licence is not recognised for driving in Ireland.
Following the departure of the UK from the EU, Ireland entered into an agreement for the exchange of driving licences with the UK. Under this agreement, a UK licence can only be excepted for exchange if it has not expired for more than one year.