Road Traffic Act 1961

Order for endorsement in case of conviction, disqualification order or removal of disqualification.

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36. (1) F80 [ ]

(2) F81 [ ]

(3) ( a) Where a person is convicted of an offence and a consequential or ancillary disqualification order is made by the court on his conviction, the court shall by order direct particulars of F82 [ ] the disqualification order to be endorsed on the driving licence held by such person or, if he is not the holder of a driving licence but subsequently a driving licence is granted to him, on that driving licence.

( b) Where a consequential or ancillary disqualification order is suspended F83 [ ] pending an appeal, the relevant order under this subsection shall also stand suspended F83 [ ], but, upon the appellant having given notification in writing that he wishes to withdraw the appeal, the suspension F83 [ ] of the order under this subsection shall be regarded as having terminated immediately before the day on which the notification was given.

( c) In every case in which an appeal may be brought in respect of a conviction of an offence on conviction of which a consequential or ancillary disqualification order was made and in the case of an appeal under subsection (4) of section 27 of this Act, jurisdiction to make, confirm or annul an order made under paragraph (a) of this subsection is hereby conferred on the appellate court unless it otherwise has that jurisdiction or the conferring of that jurisdiction is unnecessary because the appeal is by way of rehearing, and the appellate court shall—

(i) where it makes a disqualification order and in consequence makes an order under paragraph (a) of this subsection, annul the order previously made under that paragraph,

(ii) where it confirms the disqualification order, confirm the order made under paragraph (a) of this subsection,

(iii) where it annuls the disqualification order, annul the order made under paragraph (a) of this subsection,

(iv) where it varies the disqualification order, annul the order previously made under paragraph (a) of this subsection and by a new order direct particulars F82 [ ] of the disqualification order (as varied) to be endorsed on the driving licence held by the person concerned or, if he is not the holder of a driving licence but subsequently a driving licence is granted to him, on that driving licence.

(4) ( a) Where a special disqualification order is made in relation to any person, the court shall by order direct particulars of the special disqualification order to be endorsed on the driving licence held by such person or, if he is not the holder of a driving licence but subsequently a driving licence is granted to him, on that driving licence.

( b) Where a special disqualification order is suspended F83 [ ] pending an appeal, the relevant order under this subsection shall also stand suspended F83 [ ], but, upon the appellant having given notification in writing that he wishes to withdraw the appeal, the suspension F83 [ ] of the order under this subsection shall be regarded as having terminated immediately before the day on which the notification was given.

( c) Where an appeal is taken in a case in which an order has been made under this subsection, the Circuit Court shall (as may be appropriate)—

(i) annul such order, or

(ii) annul such order and make an order under this subsection.

(5) Where a disqualification is removed under section 29 of this Act, the court shall by order direct particulars of the removal to be endorsed on the driving licence held by the person concerned or, if he is not the holder of a driving licence but subsequently a driving licence is granted to him, on that driving licence.

F84 [ (6) In the cases referred to in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, the Minister shall cause the particulars referred to in those subsections to be endorsed on the appropriate entries.

(7) Where a disqualification referred to in section 29 of this Act is removed under that section or the period of a disqualification referred to in subsection (3) or (4) of this section expires (being in each case a disqualification to which an order relates that stands endorsement on an entry), the Minister shall cause the endorsement and any endorsement relating to the relevant conviction (if any) to be removed from the entry concerned.

F85 [ (8) The Courts Service shall inform the Minister of an order made

( a ) under subsection (3) or (4) of this section,

( b ) suspending or postponing an order under either of those subsections, or

( c ) under section 29 of this Act removing a consequential or ancillary disqualification. ]

(9) In this section, entry has the meaning assigned to it by the Road Traffic Act, 2002. ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F80

Repealed (31.10.2002, 1.06.2003, 25.08.2003, 4.06.2004, 3.04.2006, 1.09.2006, 1.05.2009, 1.02.2013) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 25(2), commenced in stages by S.I. No. 491 of 2002, art. 2(1)(b), S.I. No. 214 of 2003, art. 3(c), S.I. No. 321 of 2003, art. 3(c), S.I. No. 248 of 2004, art. 3(b), S.I. No. 134 of 2006, art. 3(d), S.I. No. 443 of 2006, art. 2(c), S.I. No. 149 of 2009, art. 2(b)(ii) and S.I. No. 296 of 2012, art. 2(b)(ii) and S.I. No. 12 of 2013, art. 2(c). S. 25(2) states: (2) Subsections (1) and (2) of section 36 ... are repealed as respects offences committed after the commencement of this section.

F81

Repealed (31.10.2002, 1.06.2003, 25.08.2003, 4.06.2004, 3.04.2006, 1.09.2006, 1.05.2009, 1.02.2013) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 25(2), commenced in stages by S.I. No. 491 of 2002, art. 2(1)(b), S.I. No. 214 of 2003, art. 3(c), S.I. No. 321 of 2003, art. 3(c), S.I. No. 248 of 2004, art. 3(b), S.I. No. 134 of 2006, art. 3(d), S.I. No. 443 of 2006, art. 2(c), S.I. No. 149 of 2009, art. 2(b)(ii) and S.I. No. 296 of 2012, art. 2(b)(ii) and S.I. No. 12 of 2013, art. 2(c). S. 25(2) states: (2) Subsections (1) and (2) of section 36 ... are repealed as respects offences committed after the commencement of this section.

F82

Deleted (22.06.2015) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 6(b)(i) and (ii), S.I. No. 252 of 2015.

F83

Deleted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F84

Inserted (1.06.2003, 25.08.2003, 4.06.2004, 3.04.2006, 1.09.2006, 1.05.2009) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 8(b), partially commenced by S.I. No. 214 of 2003, S.I. No. 321 of 2003, S.I. No. 248 of 2004, S.I. No. 134 of 2006, S.I. No. 443 of 2006, S.I. No. 149 of 2009.

F85

Substituted (24.01.2005) by Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), s. 24, S.I. No. 26 of 2005.

Modifications (not altering text):

C40

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

C41

Application and construction of section modified (31.05.2006) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (14/2006), s. 4(2), commenced on enactment.

Functions of Authority.

4.— ...

(2) The Minister may by order confer on the Authority such functions of the Minister under section 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 or section 36(6), (7) or (8) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 as specified in the order and, accordingly, a reference to the Minister in a provision so specified or connected with it includes a reference to the Authority.

...

C42

Construction of section modified (1.06.2003, 25.08.2003, 4.06.2004, 3.04.2006, 1.09.2006, 1.05.2009, 10.01.2013) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 8(a), commenced by S.I. No. 214 of 2003, S.I. No. 321 of 2003, S.I. No. 248 of 2004, S.I. No. 134 of 2006, S.I. No. 443 of 2006, S.I. No. 149 of 2009 and S.I. No. 12 of 2013.

Endorsement of certain convictions and disqualifications on entries.

8.—For the purpose of enabling the convictions and the disqualification orders referred to in subsections (3) and (4) of section 36 of the Principal Act to be endorsed on the entries of those concerned in lieu of being endorsed on the licences held by them, the following amendments of the said section 36 are made as respects such convictions occurring, and such orders made, after the commencement of this section—

(a) the references in those subsections to an order directing particulars of a conviction or of a disqualification order to be endorsed on the licence held by a person or, if the person is not the holder of a licence but subsequently a licence is granted to him or her, on that licence are construed as references to an order directing that those particulars be endorsed on the entry then existing or subsequently made in relation to the person, and

...

Editorial Notes:

E344

Ministerial functions under subss. (6)-(8) conferred on Road Safety Authority (13.09.2006) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), art. 2.

E345

Previous affecting provision: procedure for purposes of subss. (1) and (2) prescribed (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 47; revoked (19.01.2013) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 6 of 2013), reg. 3(s), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E346

Previous affecting provision: conditions for cancellation of endorsement under subs. (4) provided (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 46(5)(b); regulation substituted (19.01.2013) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 6 of 2013), reg. 3(p), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E347

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E348

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E349

Previous affecting provision: subs. (1) amended (22.07.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 49(1)(d), S.I. No. 222 of 1994. Section amended as per above F-notes.

E350

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E351

Previous affecting provision: application of section not restricted (12.11.1986) by Dublin Transport Authority Act 1986 (15/1986), s. 48, S.I. No. 357 of 1986; repealed (1.01.1988) by Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), s. 13, commenced as per s. 15(5).

E352

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E353

Previous affecting provision: section amended (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968. Section amended as per above F-notes.

E354

Previous affecting provision: application of section modified (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), regs. 18 and 45-48; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.