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

11th October, 2020
High court challenge to ban on asylum seeker driving licences
The prohibition on asylum seekers obtaining driving licences has previously been criticised by the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality

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.

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