Immediate Action Urged In Driving Licence Issue Delays

Immediate action has been called for to tackle an 8 week delay in the processing of new driving licences.

Raising the issue with the Dáil, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Timmy Dooley, said that it was unacceptable motorists had to wait so long for their driving licences.

Deputy Dooley said: "This has happened because the administration of the service has been taken off local authorities and transferred to the National Driving Licence Service (NDLS) centres. We all accept that there may have been teething problems at the start but this has been ongoing for 5 months.

"What has made the situation worse is that motorists don't know if or when they will receive their licences. We need to see some solutions being offered by Minister Leo Varadkar."


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