Road Traffic Act 1961

F64[Recognition of foreign driving licences.

23A

23A.(1) The Minister may by order declare that F65[, for the purposes of an application for an Irish driving licence,] a licence or permit permitting a person to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle, not being a licence or permit issued to a person to enable that person to learn or provisionally to drive such a vehicle, issued by the competent authority of a state other than the State, shall be recognised for the purpose of exchange of that licence or permit for a driving licence, in respect of any one or more of the categories in respect of which the licence or permit is held, and subject to such restrictions, if any, as may be specified in the order.

(2) Every order made by the Minister under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is mad e and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under it.]

Annotations

Amendments:

F64

Inserted (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 8, S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

F65

Inserted (31.07.2023) by Road Traffic and Roads Act 2023 (16/2023), s. 5(e), S.I. No. 392 of 2023.

Editorial Notes:

E288

Power pursuant to section exercised (12.05.2023) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences New Zealand and Taiwan) (Amendment) Order 2023 (S.I. No. 247 of 2023).

E289

Power pursuant to section exercised (4.04.2023) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Australia) Order 2023 (S.I. No. 158 of 2023).

E290

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.07.2022) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Ukraine) (Revocation) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 391 of 2022).

E291

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.11.2021) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (New Brunswick) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 615 of 2021).

E292

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.12.2020 at 11 p.m.) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (United Kingdom) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 683 of 2020), in effect as per art. 2.

E293

Power pursuant to section exercised (10.03.2020) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Alberta) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 74 of 2020).

E294

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.05.2019) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Saskatchewan) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 238 of 2019).

E295

Power pursuant to section exercised (13.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Newfoundland and Labrador) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 14 of 2016).

E296

Power pursuant to section exercised (13.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Newfoundland and Labrador) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 14 of 2016).

E297

Power pursuant to section exercised (2.04.2015) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Manitoba) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 118 of 2015).

E298

Power pursuant to section exercised (16.09.2014) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Ontario) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 413 of 2014).

E299

Power pursuant to section exercised (12.08.2010) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences - New Zealand and Taiwan) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 402 of 2010).

E300

The section heading is taken from the amending provision in the absence of one included in the amendment.

E301

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.07.2007) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 527 of 2007).

E302

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (22.04.2022) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Ukraine) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 192 of 2022); revoked (27.07.2022) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Ukraine) (Revocation) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 391 of 2022), art. 2.