The driving licence

What to do if your licence gets lost or stolen, and driving abroad: the countries in which you will need an international licence. For more information on Driving Licensing please visit

Novice Plates Introduction

Introduction of Novice Plates for Drivers

About your licence

What you need in order to apply for or renew a driving licence, the fees that apply and the licence terms that are available.

Renewing your licence

Forms and criteria for renewing your licence

Upgrading your licence

How to add new categories to your licence.

Cars and Trailers

What you need to know about towing a trailer on a car licence.

Lost or stolen licence

Find out the cost and duration of your licence: what to do if your driving licence/learner permit gets lost or stolen, plus how to exchange a foreign driving licence for an Irish one.

Holders of foreign licences

Information for foreign licence holders driving in Ireland.

Driving abroad

What licensing rules apply when driving in other countries

Mutual Recognition of Driver Disqualifications - UK and Ireland

From 1 August 2017 drivers with an Irish licence who are disqualified from driving in the UK (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) for certain road traffic offences will have their disqualifications recognised and applied in the Republic of Ireland.