Seanad Spokesperson for the Irish Overseas Senator Mark Daly calls on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to attend the Seanad to work on the issue of driving licences for Irish people in Canada

I seek a debate with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport on driving licences for Irish citizens in Canada. We have pushed for a reciprocal arrangement where we would recognise their full licences and they would recognise ours. Unfortunately, there seems to be a great resistance to it in the Department and the Road Safety Authority. About 5,000 Irish citizens travel to Canada and they must go through its entire process in order to get a licence. I had a meeting with the Canadian ambassador who has pushed hard for the cause. The provinces of New Brunswick and Saskatchewan have unilaterally decided to recognise Irish driving licences and Ireland needs to take a step in a similar direction. I ask the Leader to organise a debate in order to ensure that Irish citizens receive a full licence in exchange for their Irish one when they travel to Canada.

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