Prices

AM & A1 permit holders 16 hrs IBT

One to One Instruction: € 480 Without Bike Hire
Two to One Instruction: € 320 each. Without Bike Hire
One to One Instruction: € 590 incl. Bike Hire/PPe equipment
Two to one Instruction: €440 incl. Bike Hire.PPe equipment

A2 & A permit Holders: 18 Hrs IBT Direct Access

One to One Instruction: €520 Without Bike Hire
Two to One Instruction: € 360 Without Bike Hire/ppe equipment
One to One Instruction: € 660 With Bike Hire/ppe equipmemt
Two to One Instruction: € 490 With Bike Hire/ppe equipment

Progression Module 5: 11Hrs A1 to A2 A2 to A

One to One Instruction: € 330 Without Bike Hire
Two to One Instruction: € 255 without Bike Hire
Progression Module 5: 11 hrs A1 to A2 only
Bike Hire: € 110 Incl. ppe equipment

Training motorcyle available, including ppe equipment,e.g. Helmet ,jacket, Pants ,Gloves.
Please note
: We do not supply Motorcycle Boots

Class Modules: 1-4 every Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm

Week Days: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

January 1st 2013
Driving Licence

New Driving Licences and Renewals €55
Three Year Licence (Age or Medical Grounds) €35
One Year Licence (Medical Grounds) €25
Replacement or Duplicate Licence €35
Exchange a Foreign Licence €55

Learner Permit

All Learner Permits €35
Replacement or Duplicate Learner Permit €35

 

From January 12th 2013
Driving Licence/Learner Permits

Changes to existing Licences/Permits eg. new category added/removed €35

From the 19th January 2013, there are changes to licensing requirements regarding motorcycles as follows:

  • How you access different categories of motorcycles;
  • Changes to the minimum age requirements to hold a licence for the different categories of motorcycles;
  • The addition of a new category of motorcycle (the A2).
 

Minimum age

Motorcycle
Category

Description*

Direct
Access

Progressive
Access

AM (Previously known as “M”)
Mopeds and 3 wheeled vehicles with a maximum design speed of 45km/h as well as light quadricycles

16

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A1 Motorcycles up to 125cc, with a power rating not more than 11kW with a power to weight ratio no greater than 0.1kW/kg

16

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A2

Motorcycles less than 35kW, with a power/weight ratio not greater than 0.2kW/kg and not derived from a vehicle more than double its power

18

18

A All motorcycles including those greater than 35kW

24

20

* Specific requirements for these categories are in place when presented to the driving test. Information on representative vehicles for the driving test can be found here.

You can access the various motorcycle categories by ‘direct access’ or ‘progressive access’.

Direct Access

Direct access is where you have not previously held a full licence in a lower category of motorcycle previously.

Progressive Access

Progressive access applies to categories A2 and A. This means that you may be entitled to complete a course of training in order to obtain the higher motorcycle category full licence. For example, if you are 18 years of age and you have held a full Category A1 licence for 2 years, you can complete a training course (or progression module) of Initial Basic Training on an A2 motorcycle, and upon satisfactory completion of the training, you can get your full Category A2 licence.

 

Medical Issues

The medical conditions that will preclude you from driving a motorised vehicle and when you will need a medical report

Your driving licence application must be accompanied by a medical report if you:

  • Are applying for a driving licence in respect of a truck or bus, licence categories C1, C, D1, D, EC1, EC, ED1 or ED (unless you have previously provided a medical report which is still valid)
  • Will be 70 years of age or more on the first day of the period for which the licence for any licence category is being granted
  • Suffer from any of the disabilities or diseases specified in the diseases and disabilities list.
  • Have ever suffered from alcoholism or epilepsy
  • Are a regular user of drugs or medication that would be likely to make your driving unsafe

The medical report must be completed by a registered medical practitioner and you must sign the declaration in his/her presence.

All persons presenting themselves for medical examination for driver licensing purposes should be assessed on the basis of the minimum standards outlined in the "Medical Aspects of Driver Licensing - A Guide for Registered Medical Practitioners(PDF)". This booklet outlines the minimum standards of physical and mental fitness for driver licensing purposes provided for in the Licensing of Drivers Regulations.

Note:

A person who suffers from serious arrhythmia which has at any stage resulted in loss of consciousness is particularly advised to consult his/her doctor before applying for a licence.

Who cannot apply for a licence?

A person who is dependent on or regularly abuses psychotropic substances, ie, those that can induce mood changes or distorted perceptions, is barred from holding any learner permit or driving licence.
If you have any doubts about your physical or mental fitness to drive you should consult a doctor.

Specified diseases and disabilities

  • alcoholism
  • any physical disablement likely to affect the ability to drive safely
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • diplopia (ie, double vision), defective binocular vision or loss of visual field
  • epilepsy
  • encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis or hereditary diseases of the nervous system associated with progressive muscular atrophy and congenital myotonic disorders
  • diseases of the peripheral nervous system
  • trauma of the central or peripheral nervous system
  • cerebrovascular diseases
  • lesion with damage to spinal cord and resultant paraplegia
  • mental disturbance due to disease or trauma of, or operation upon, the central nervous system
  • severe mental retardation
  • psychosis
  • psychoneurosis or personality disorders
  • serious diseases of the blood
  • any disease of the genito-urinary system likely to affect the ability to drive safely

Content of medical report

The medical report must specifically refer to your eyesight, hearing, general physique and your general medical condition insofar as it is relevant to your ability to drive. This is the case regardless of whether the report is needed for age reasons or for illness/disability reasons.If you are downloading this form then it must be printed back to back on one page.

Appeals

If you are refused a driving licence by a licensing authority (the local authority), you may appeal to the District Court against this decision.

The Modules

The Initial Basic Training course is made up of four modules, which you must complete in sequence to get your Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.

Module 1

Module 1 focuses on theory and practical skills and will take place in the classroom and the off-road training area. It will take at least three hours to complete and has six objectives:

1. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
2. Introduction to motorcycle controls
3. Technical checks
4. Placing motorcycle on and off the stand
5. Walking alongside the motorcycle
6. How to start and stop the engine

Module 2

Module 2 focuses on practical skills and will take place solely in the off-road training area. It will be the first time in the training programme that you will ride your motorcycle. This module will take at least five hours to complete and has 10 objectives:

1. Moving off and stopping
2. Use of brakes
3. Use of gears
4. Slow riding
5. Figure of eight
6. U-turn
7. Slalom
8. Rear observation and mirrors
9. Turning left and right
10. Emergency adjustment of speed

Module 3

Module 3 focuses on theory and practical skills and will take place in the classroom and the off-road training area. It will take at least two hours to complete and has nine objectives:

1. Legal requirements
2. Rules of the road
3. Being seen
4. Road surfaces
5. Road and lane position
6. Rear observations and mirrors
7. Speed
8. Anticipation and reaction
9. Weather conditions

Module 4

Module 4 takes place on the road. You will be in contact with your instructor through a radio helmet link throughout. Your instructor will provide the radio but you may need to provide your own PPE. Check with your instructor for more details. This module will take at least six hours to complete and has eight objectives:

1. Gradients
2. Junctions
3. Traffic lights
4. Roundabouts
5. Safe distance
6. Anticipation and reaction
7. Pedestrian crossings
8. Bends

Conversion module

The Conversion module is a repeat of Modules 2 and 4. If you are upgrading your vehicle, i.e. to a more powerful engine or from an automatic to a manual, you can complete this module to get the necessary training without having to go through the whole IBT programme again. You will need to give details of your previous IBT to your instructor before completing the Conversion module.

This module covers:

1. Moving off and stopping
2. Use of brakes
3. Use of gears
4. Slow riding
5. Figure of eight
6. U-turn
7. Slalom
8. Rear observation and mirrors
9. Turning left and right
10. Emergency adjustment of speed
11. Gradients
12. Junctions
13. Traffic lights
14. Roundabouts
15. Safe distance
16. Anticipation and reaction
17. Pedestrian crossings
18. Bends

Repeating a module

You must successfully complete each module before moving onto the next and completing the course. If you have difficulties with a particular module, you can repeat it until you reach the necessary standard.

Assessment by the RSA

If you are unhappy with the progress you are making in the IBT programme you can apply to the RSA to have a member of staff carry out your assessment. The fee for this is currently €70.