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 www.ndls.ie 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.