New driving licence regime damages An Post - McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described as a completely lost opportunity the recent Government decision to award the new Driving Licence application regime to a private contractor managed by the NRA rather than An Post.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described as a completely lost opportunity the recent Government decision to award the new Driving Licence application regime to a private contractor managed by the NRA rather than An Post.

Deputy McGrath was speaking as the new system which is in operation from this week will mean that the process of renewing driver licences must be done at one of 34 National Driving Licence centres around the country: “Some people have to travel 102km to renew their licence. The decision to go ahead with this new system really is incomprehensible, both in practical and political terms.”