Advice And Guides


Categories of motor vehicles and minimum age of drivers

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.

Learner driving permits for buses and trucks

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.

Learner driving permits for trailers

Before you learn to drive while pulling a trailer that weighs more than 750kg, you must obtain a learner driving permit.

Full driving licence

Full driving licences are issued in Ireland if you pass a driving test. Rules about driving licences, forms and how to apply.

Renewing a full driving licence

When your driving licence expires you must renew it if you still want to drive.

Replacing a lost, stolen or damaged driving licence or learner permit

If your most recent Irish driving licence has been lost or stolen but is still valid, you can obtain a replacement licence.

Converting your driving licence to an Irish driving 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.

International Driving Permit

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.




Practice for the Driver Theory Test. Note: This test is not a substitution for studying using the official handbook but as a guide to further help you. 


Frequently ask questions regarding the Driver Theory Test.

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