Driving offences

  • An overview of the most common driving offences in Ireland, the penalties that are in place, and information on how to appeal.

  • Drink driving is a very serious offence. Find out about the law on drink driving, including random breath testing, powers of the Gardai and procedures if you are arrested.

  • How does the penalty points system work? What offences attract penalty points and how long do points remain on your licence? Find out about penalty points.

  • How to report a stolen vehicle and general safety tips.

  • Information about the different types of disqualification orders and how to apply for the restoration of your licence.