14 September 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Niamh Smyth, Fianna Fáil Dáil Deputy for Cavan/Monaghan, said this week that the driving licence system operating in this country was too complex – with many returning emigrants not able to exchange their full driving licences for an Irish equivalent.

Deputy Smyth commented: “Changes are needed to aid returning emigrants in exchanging their foreign driving licences for Irish equivalents. One case with my office saw an Irish national trying to change his UK licence for an Irish one in light of Brexit – but he ran into complexities because the UK licence originated in the Channel Islands.

“I have raised this issue with the Minister for Transport Shane Ross TD and the Road Safety Authority and am awaiting their response. This is just one small example of why changes are needed to the current driving….

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