Latest Driving News

  • Covid 19 Lockdown

    On 28th March 2020 Leader of the Irish Goverment Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announce sweeping restrictions to help save lives by slowing down the spread of the coronavirus. Citzens are to stay at home for two weeks until 12th April 2020. They may only leave if their work is essential Doctor, nurse, Truck/ Haulage driver, Supermarket staff, petrol station attendant, food or health store, firebrigade or Garda etc.. People are allowed to leave home for shopping and exercise as long as its within a 2km radious. All public and private gathers are banned, as are visits to prisons and hostpitals.

  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    The first case of Coronavirus started of in China in early November 2019. It made it's way to Ireland and the first case was announced by the Public Health Emergency Service on Saturday the 29th of Febuary 2020. On Sunday the 1st of March one Dublin school announced it was closing for two weeks after a number of their pupils had recently returned from Italy. A COVID-19 case was confirmed in Trinity college and this resulted in the closure of the University firstly to the public and then to all the staff and students.

  • Northern Ireland or UK driving licence holders

    Anyone living in Ireland holding a Northern Ireland or UK driving licence must exchange it for an Irish Licence before the 31st October deadline. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, your UK driving licence will no longer be valid here.You are strongly urged to act quickly to avoid any delays in getting your new licence exchanged.To exhange your licence you must complete an application form and present it along with the correct fee and your UK licence to any NDLS centre.For more details visit  

  • Clanbrassil st and St Nicholas quarter rejuvenation project

    Expect some traffic disruption in the area. Traffic diversions have been put in place and a One way system will operate in a North to South direction. Works starting January 2019 along Clanbrassil Street, Church Street and part of Bridge Street (to St Nicholas Church) and will involve the provision of wider granite footpaths, asphalt parking bays, planting and seating areas, and the upgrading of public lighting. The project is part funded by the European Regional Development fund and will cost in the region of €5m.

  • New address for Dundalk driving test centre:

    New address for Dundalk driving test centre: With effect from 23rd September 2019 Dundalk Driving Test Centre is moving to a new location and the address will be as follows: - Newry Road, Dundalk, Co Louth (beside Aldi (A91 HD79) on the Newry Road). Please note that all driving tests will take place at this new address from Monday 23rd September, 2019. The RSA will continue to test from Na Piarsaig GAA Club, Blackrock Road, Dundalk, Co Louth until Friday 20th September, 2019.

  • St Patricks Day Parades

    Please find road closer times in the local areas in Co.Louth for the St Patricks day Parades. Ardee - Ardee Parade will comence at 3pm from the Golf links road and make its way along the main street finishing at approximately 4:30pm. Cooley - Cooley are having there first ever St Patricks Day Parade this year 2018, Starting at 12:30pm March 17th from Murph's Petrol Station and make its way along the Dundalk to Carlingford Road finishing approx 1:30pm at Fr McEvoy Park the Cooley Kickhams Complex.

  • Dublin rd Dundalk_traffic congestion

    Irish Water works due to take place for the next few weeks on the Dublin road Dundalk, between 9am and 4pm. A traffic management system will be put in place for the duration of the works.             

  • New 7th Edition Driver Theory test questions

     New Edition English Language Official Driver Theory Test Questions and Answers Car, Motorcycles and Works Vehicles- June 2017 Edition will come into effect for candidates taking the exam from 5th July 2017. Seventeen New Drinking and driving and Drug driving questions will be included. Buy on line  Find out more at 

  • Driver Theory Test ID requirement

    From the 17th June, all customers attending the Driver Theory Test Centre for their theory test (or Driver CPC Case Study/ADI exam) must present a valid Public Services Card as proof of ID. Failure to produce the card at the test centre for a booked appointment will result in the applicant being unable to sit the test and losing the test fee. In the test centre, the only acceptable form of ID will be the Public Services Card.

  • Greenore to Greencastle Ferry

    The Launch of the New Scenic Carlingford Ferry is planned for June 2017, which will transport foot passengers and up to 44 cars from Greenore (Co.Louth) to Greencastle (Co.Down). It will take just 15min to traverse one of the most beautiful stretches of water on the Island of Ireland. This will be a huge benefit to local tourism and will increase traffic on local roads.


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