APPLYING FOR LICENCE
Motor vehicles in Ireland are divided into different categories for driver licensing purposes. Information is provide on categories of vehicles and the minimum age you need to be in order to legally drive them.
Before you learn to drive a bus or truck on a public road in Ireland, you must obtain a learner driving permit for the type of vehicle you wish to drive.
Before you learn to drive while pulling a trailer that weighs more than 750kg, you must obtain a learner driving permit.
Full driving licences are issued in Ireland if you pass a driving test. Rules about driving licences, forms and how to apply.
When your driving licence expires you must renew it if you still want to drive.
If your most recent Irish driving licence has been lost or stolen but is still valid, you can obtain a replacement licence.
How to exchange a driving permit issued in another country for an Irish driving licence, including information on the fees and a list of recognised exchange countries.
An international driving permit allows you to drive in foreign countries without further tests or applications. Find out how to apply for a permit, the costs involved and those countries in which you can use your permit.
You can practice for the Driver Theory Test here for free. Please Note: This test is not a substitution for studying using the official book or cd rom but as a guide to further help you. You can purchase the official book or cd rom from the shop in this website.
Frequently ask questions regarding the Driver Theory Test.