In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

The Road Safety Authority is advising people with a UK licence who live in Ireland to exchange their UK driving licence for an Irish driving licence before 29 March 2019 in order to continue driving.

Under current arrangements a UK licence holder resident in Ireland has an entitlement to make such an exchange. In such a case the driver will have all valid licence categories on their driver licence included on the Irish licence. There are some circumstances in which national licence categories cannot be transferred to an Irish licence. The DVLA can inform you if you have any national categories on your UK licence.

Click here for more information on exchanging your licence.