We want to make you aware that The Road Safety Authority have issued an important message advising any resident in the Republic of Ireland who holds a UK/NI driving licence to exchange it for an Irish driving licence before a potential hard Brexit on 31 October 2019.
After this date, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, any current UK/NI driving licence will no longer be valid when driving in the Republic of Ireland. It is important that if you hold a UK/NI driving licence, you exchange it now to be certain that you are legally entitled to drive on Irish roads after the UK leaves the EU.
By exchanging the licence now, a current UK Licence Holder could avoid possible lengthy delays and the likelihood that they will not have a valid licence post a possible no-deal Brexit. You may not hold a UK Driving Licence yourself, but you may have a current named driver on your motor insurance policy who does.
Full details on how to exchange a licence can be found on the National Driving Licence Service website, where you can also make a booking to attend your nearest NDLS centre.