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# Learner Permit

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# Learner Permit
Unaccompanied driver on learner permit for past 30 years detected travelling at 147 kph
The incident happened over the weekend on the N7.
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# Asylum Seekers
Asylum seekers can now apply for a driving licence in Ireland
It follows a High Court ruling that asylum seekers in Ireland meet the residency requirements to apply for a licence.
# Road Safety
Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit
It emerged in recent days that Minister Barry Cowen drove on a learner’s permit when he was caught drink driving in 2016.
# Traffic Jam
Learner drivers could soon be waiting more than a year to do their driving test
Law changes increasing the penalties for learner drivers will lead to a surge in demand for driving tests, Fórsa predict.
# learning to drive
Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear
Learning to drive can be stressful and expensive but we are here to make it that little bit easier.
# Naas
Drunk learner driver crashes into parked cars while over seven times the limit
The front window of the car was also frosted.
# Have your say
How should the driving test be changed?
The Road Safety Authority wants your input.
# sponsored
Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.
Unofficial test websites have ripped off over 5,000 people in last 12 months. Here’s how to avoid them.
# Driving
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.