High court challenge to ban on asylum seeker driving licences
Asylum seekers do not have ‘valid evidence of residency entitlement’ and so can’t apply for a licence or exchange their existing licence for an Irish one
An “unlawful and discriminatory” ban on asylum seekers obtaining Irish driving licences is being challenged in the High Court.
Two judicial review cases are being brought against the Road Safety Authority (RSA), the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Attorney General and Ireland, over RSA regulations that do not allow asylum seekers to obtain learner permits or to exchange a driving licence from another country for an Irish one.
Asylum seekers are...
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