Shannonside drivers with UK licences urged to change them asap

Residents of the Shannonside region who have UK driving licences only are being advised that they need to change them before Brexit comes into operation.

There were around 70,000 driver using UK driving licences in Ireland last year and 30,000 have converted so far.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show this morning Tanaiste Simon Coveney says people need to start the process as soon as they can to change their licence because they’ll be driving illegally after Brexit if they don’t.

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He says it won’t affect people coming to visit , but it will affect anyone who lives here permanently..