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Thread: All UK Driving Licenses to be invalid in Ireland on Brexit day

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    Default All UK Driving Licenses to be invalid in Ireland on Brexit day

    Quite a number of people on Irish roads have UK issued driving licenses. Either because they learned to drive in the UK, are immigrants from our next door island, or they are from Northern Ireland. The law which gives these licenses validity is EU law, and unless there is a specific agreement on this point, all UK licenses holders lose the legal right to drive in Ireland on 30 March 2019.

    Nonsense - you might say. Aren't Americans allowed to drive here? Well, yes. Because of the United Nations convention on road traffic. The UK is not a member of it.

    They are now in a mad rush to join. But whether they will manage to join and implement all the red tape required by Brexit day is uncertain.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...s-and-hauliers

    Anyone with a UK license here has the next 12 months to get it converted to an Irish license. Might be a good idea.

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    so people who learned and passed the test in the UK are not kosher. But those from Poland are still fully legal and compliant ? you certainly do not live in my part of town. wow.

    wrong side of the road ? wrong side of the Brexit/EU debate.

    irexit now please.
    Last edited by Spirit Of Newgrange; 9th February 2018 at 07:10 PM.
    How about gender-balance in immigration into ireland ? Is it currently 40 blokes arriving for every 1 woman arriving on these shores ?

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    A) speculation

    B) Why isn't this in the main Brexit thread?

    c) Brexit probably won't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post
    Quite a number of people on Irish roads have UK issued driving licenses. Either because they learned to drive in the UK, are immigrants from our next door island, or they are from Northern Ireland. The law which gives these licenses validity is EU law, and unless there is a specific agreement on this point, all UK licenses holders lose the legal right to drive in Ireland on 30 March 2019.

    Nonsense - you might say. Aren't Americans allowed to drive here? Well, yes. Because of the United Nations convention on road traffic. The UK is not a member of it.

    They are now in a mad rush to join. But whether they will manage to join and implement all the red tape required by Brexit day is uncertain.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...s-and-hauliers

    Anyone with a UK license here has the next 12 months to get it converted to an Irish license. Might be a good idea.
    For those from the North who are working in the Republic and driving on a UK license, if they convert to an Irish one, will they then have the same problem in reverse if they pop up home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPN View Post
    A) speculation

    B) Why isn't this in the main Brexit thread?

    c) Brexit probably won't happen.
    A) Not speculation - legal fact
    B) It is in the main Brexit forum
    c) Possibly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPN View Post
    A) speculation
    Fact-based speculation

    B) Why isn't this in the main Brexit thread?
    Then why bother with a Brexit forum?

    c) Brexit probably won't happen.
    Now, this is speculation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    A) Not speculation - legal fact
    B) It is in the main Brexit forum
    c) Possibly.
    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Fact-based speculation


    Then why bother with a Brexit forum?



    Now, this is speculation.
    Snap(ish).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPN View Post
    A) speculation

    B) Why isn't this in the main Brexit thread?

    c) Brexit probably won't happen.
    I reckon it's worth a thread of its own for updates.

    I wouldn't rule anything out until the UK has actually signed up to something.
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    Bring it on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Of Newgrange View Post
    so people who learned and passed the test in the UK are not kosher. But those from Poland are still fully legal and compliant ? wow.

    irexit now please.
    So because the brits didnt think it through we should join them? This is another example of tbe stupidity of brexit.

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