New figures released by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) under the Freedom of Information Act show 19 centres around the country have waiting lists of over 12 weeks for driving tests.
They show nearly 46,500 people are waiting to sit their driving test.
Nearly 33,000 have received no test appointment at all, while almost 14,000 have appointments scheduled for the coming weeks.
In the region there is a backlog of 14 weeks in Carrick on Shannon, 12 weeks in Longford, 10 weeks in Mullingar, 8 weeks in Roscommon and Sligo, while it's a 7 week wait in Athlone.
The longest wait times in the country is 31 weeks in Killester in Dublin and 25 weeks in Drogheda in Co Louth. While the shortest estimated waiting time is Kilrush in Co Clare, at just three weeks.