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Driving Licences

From 19 January 2013, a new plastic card driver licence will be introduced, replacing the current paper licences and permits. Anyone who applies for a licence or learner permit after 12 January 2013 will receive the new version. Further information is available on or free phone 1800 63 57 43.

From 1 January 2013, the cost of driving licences is as follows:

  • One-year driving licence costs €25(available on medical grounds)
  • Three-year driving licence costs €35
  • Ten-year driving licence costs €55

Motorists over the age of 70 can get their driving licence renewed for free.

Exchanging a driving licence to show a new name or address or add a new category is free of charge.

A Duplicare licence to replace a lost or stolen licence will cost €35.

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