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Thursday, 25th May 2023

Munster asks Taoiseach to insist RSA open permanent driving test centre in Drogheda

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Imelda Munster TD.

Sinn Féin TD Imelda Munster has called on the Taoiseach to ensure the RSA open a permanent driving test centre as soon as possible.

Raising the matter with the Taoiseach in the Dáil, Deputy Munster said: “Drogheda is Ireland’s largest town. People in Drogheda pay their taxes, pay their road tax and also the unfair toll tax to get from one side of town to the other” Deputy Munster said.

“Well over 2,700 people are waiting to do their driving test in Drogheda. They will have to wait over 30 weeks, if they are lucky, for a test date.

“The RSA seem to see Drogheda as “deemed not suitable” for a driving test centre, although they’ve been promising one for years.

Responding, the Taoiseach said that he would, again, follow up on the matter with the RSA.

Speaking afterwards Deputy Munster said “Following information, I requested from the RSA I saw that they had looked at 14 sites (in Drogheda).

“Some were rejected for no reason, and some were rejected for nonsensical reasons like having traffic in the area.

Given how long this has been going on, I believe that the RSA need as much political pressure as possible brought to bear on them, until we finally have a permanent driving test centre, in a suitable location, in Drogheda.

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