Mutual recognition of Irish Republic and UK driving disqualifications

4th May 2017

Mutual recognition of Irish Republic and UK driving disqualifications

New Regulations which come into force later this month make provision for a driving disqualification imposed by the Irish Republic on a UK resident, or a holder of a UK driving licence, for certain specified road traffic offences to be recognised and given effect in the UK. It also makes provision for a driving disqualification imposed by the UK on an Irish resident, or a holder of an Irish driving licence, for those offences to be notified to the appropriate Irish authority so that the disqualification may be recognised and given effect in Ireland.

It seems that disqualifications imposed in the UK on holders of UK driving licences will continue to have no effect in the Republic of Ireland. But if a UK driver drives in Ireland whilst under a UK disqualification it seems likely that the any UK insurance cover will be invalidated and he may also be driving without a licence for the purposes of Irish law.

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