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#Driving Licence

# driving-licence - Friday 20 March, 2020

Over 70s will no longer need a medical report - in certain circumstances - when applying for a driving licence

Minister Shane Ross said it comes amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing.

# driving-licence - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings

The RSA has been warning UK driving licence-holders to exchange them for Irish licences before Brexit.

# driving-licence - Friday 16 August, 2019

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says

The National Driver’s Licence Service says that having a PSC “simplifies” the process of application.

# driving-licence - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Prince Philip voluntarily gives up driving licence

The Duke of Edinburgh (97) was involved in a car crash in January.

# driving-licence - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence

People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.

# driving-licence - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving Arrests This post contains videos

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving

Despite the end of the ban, several activists have been arrested recently.

# driving-licence - Monday 21 May, 2018

It's official - the PSC will be pulled as a mandatory requirement for your driver theory test

The news is not unexpected given the RSA has pulled back on requiring a Public Services Card in order to apply for a driving licence.

# driving-licence - Monday 9 April, 2018

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

# driving-licence - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# driving-licence - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Opinion: Why is the Irish driving test so hard and so expensive?

The driving test is not really a test of your ability to drive safely; it’s a test of your ability to drive flawlessly for one session, writes Barry Dunning.

# driving-licence - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

# driving-licence - Monday 22 May, 2017

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

# driving-licence - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's why you shouldn't lose your driving licence during Movember... Grow The Mo

Here's why you shouldn't lose your driving licence during Movember...

This Irish guy learned the hard way.

# driving-licence - Monday 8 September, 2014

Van rolls down hill... and into a driving licence office

Thankfully, no one was badly injured in the incident.

# driving-licence - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Moving to Ontario? You'll be able to swap your Irish driver's licence for a local one

New mutual exchange agreement reached for Irish people living and working in Ontario, and Ontarians living and working in Ireland.

# driving-licence - Saturday 7 June, 2014

You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test

The RSA wants your view but it has some of its own ideas.

# driving-licence - Friday 6 June, 2014

How should the driving test be changed?

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

# driving-licence - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin

Gardaí said the house they searched was unoccupied at the time and no arrests were made.

# driving-licence - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Driving licence centre closed - because it was too busy

The Road Safety Authority says that you should book in advance.

# driving-licence - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people

The ‘Contact Us’ form on the new website was not refreshing as quickly as it should have and so details of users remained when the next users went to fill it in.

# driving-licence - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

National Driver Licence Service is back up and running today

Extra staff has been brought in to ensure things run smoothly in the centres today.

# driving-licence - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Applying for a driving licence? New rules come into force today

A new plastic credit card-style licence will replace the pink paper licence.

From The Daily Edge Alan Hughes fails his driving test on camera Actual Fail

Alan Hughes fails his driving test on camera

He had to retake it for Ireland AM. It didn’t go too well.

From The Daily Edge The 11 stages of getting your driving licence Biting Point

The 11 stages of getting your driving licence

Can’t talk, I’m reversing round a corner.

# driving-licence - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to 'tell all' about wiping of penalty points from his licence

Flanagan said gardaí contacted him offering to remove the points from his record.

# driving-licence - Friday 18 January, 2013

Photo professionals to meet with RSA over new driving licence

Photo ID Professionals had said in November that the new licence system could cost jobs, while pharmacists said it would also impact on them.

# driving-licence - Monday 7 January, 2013

Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect

Pharmacists say the new credit card-style driving licence system will remove the need to get photos taken at a shop.

# driving-licence - Monday 20 February, 2012

IT work needed before foreign drivers can accrue penalty points

Leo Varadkar says that while a new law allows drivers without Irish licences to get points, the IT isn’t in place to implement it.

# driving-licence - Monday 8 August, 2011

Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?

Compulsory driving lessons for secondary students and reminders for drivers about NCT renewal dates are also among the proposals from an Oireachtas committee.

# driving-licence - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Austrian man wins three-year battle to wear pasta strainer on driving licence photo Pastafarianism

Austrian man wins three-year battle to wear pasta strainer on driving licence photo

Niko Alm wanted to wear the upturned pasta strainer because he worships the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

# driving-licence - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

New road safety laws to include lower drink-drive limit for learners

The laws will also include a new restricted licence, and putting the Road Safety Authority in charge of the driving licence system.

# driving-licence - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today

The Essential Driving Training scheme is being rolled out from today – meaning learner drivers will be required to complete 12 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor before sitting their test.

# driving-licence - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Instructors slam new rules for mandatory driving lessons

New rules will require drivers to have at least 12 hours of lessons before applying for a learner permit – costing around €400.