Cash no longer accepted as payment for driving licences

Cheques and postal orders also ruled out

Sligo News File

Another new problem for the public has been highlighted in a parliamentary question raised by a Clare TD.

Michael McNamara, TD

Last week, Deputy Michael McNamara called on Ryan, the Minister for Transport, to explain why cash payments are being refused at the Ennis office of the National Driving Licence Service in Clare. He put it to Ryan in a written question that this was happening while the motor tax office was accepting cash payments. Both offices, he pointed out, were under the remit of Ryan’s department.

Replying, Ryan stated that this was a matter for the Road Safety Authority, to which he had referred Deputy McNamara’s question for direct reply.

A notice posted on the NDLS website informs applicants for driving licences that payment at NDLS centres can now only be made by Credit/Debit card or Google Pay/Apple Pay or Payzone vouchers. Cash, cheques, postal orders will not be accepted, it states.