Obtaining a Learner Permit
Before you begin to learn to drive on public roads in Ireland, you must hold a Learner Permit
To undergo a driving test, you must hold a provisional licence covering the category in which you wish to be tested.
Rules For Learner Permit Holders
How to apply - Guide and Forms
- Car drivers with a Learner's Permit (Provisional licence) must be accompanied at all times by a person who has held a valid full driving licence for more than two years minimum, in order to legally drive a car.
- All provisional licence holders must display L-plates to the front and rear of the vehicle they are driving at all times.
- If you hold a provisional driving licence, you can't drive a vehicle drawing a trailer, drive on a motorway, act as an accompanying driver or carry other people for reward.
- Since 2001, a theory test certificate must be obtained before a first provisional licence is granted.
- If your provisional driving licence expired 5 years ago, then you must undergo a Driver Theory test before a new provisional licence can be issued.
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