Road Traffic Act 1961

F50 [ Grant of Irish driving licence.

23

23. (1) Where an application is duly made for an Irish driving licence, the licensing authority shall grant the licence unless it appears to them

( a ) that the applicant is disqualified for applying for the licence, or

( b ) that, having regard to the particulars contained in the application, the applicant has not a satisfactory knowledge of the Rules of the Road.

(2) Subject to this Part and any regulations under it, an Irish driving licence shall be granted for a period of 12 months or such longer period as may be prescribed beginning on

( a ) in case the licence is granted during a period during which an Irish driving licence previously granted to the applicant remains unexpired the day following the expiration of the driving licence previously granted, and

( b ) in any other case the day on which the licence is granted. ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F50

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Editorial Notes:

E260

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 42 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 42 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 23. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E261

Power pursuant to subs. (2) and s. 5(1) exercised (8.08.2020) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 299 of 2020).

E262

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (19.01.2013) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 483 of 2011).

E263

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (2) and s. 5(1) exercised (9.04.2020) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 127 of 2020); revoked (8.08.2020) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 299 of 2020), reg. 5.