Written answers

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Driver Test

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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218. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has reconsidered the reopening of the driver theory test centres with the easing of restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21404/21]

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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While Covid19 level 5 restrictions remain in place, the Driver Theory Test continues to be suspended.

While I fully appreciate the inconvenience this poses, I must emphasise, that this decision has been taken in line with official public health recommendations that everyone in Ireland work to limit the spread of the virus by staying at home in so far as is possible and minimising social contacts.

Any decision regarding the reopening of the service will be determined in consultation with the relevant health authorities.

Officials both in my Department and in the Road Safety Authority are keeping the public health situation under constant review and are working extremely hard to ensure that services can resume as soon as it is safe to do so. The safety of the public is of paramount importance at this time, and in this as in all aspects of the Covid-19 crisis, my Department will be guided by NPHET and national experts.  


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