Driver’s learner permit in Ireland.
What you need to know about the driver’s learner permit, from what it is and how to apply for a learner permit, to how to renew, replace and keep your learner permit up to date.
What a learner permit allows you to do in Ireland. Restrictions on your driving while learning to drive and how long learner permits are valid for.
You must pass a theory test before you apply for a learner permit. Applying for your learner permit is now quick and easy online at NDLS.ie. How to make an appointment at an NDLS office.
How to maintain your driver’s learner permit and keep it valid. How to renew, replace and add another category to your learner permit online or in person.
Answers to questions on the laws and penalties for unaccompanied drivers, driving on learner permits, driving sponsors, Clancy Amendment
First-time learner permit holders (in certain categories) must wait six months before they can sit their driving test. Information about who this applies to and exemptions.