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Driving Licence

# 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.