As of today - nothing has changed - Asylum Seekers are NOT premitted to get a Driving License or take driving lessons.
BRIJ has not been able to find any Official announcement that this has changed.
It was announced in the White Paper on the asylum system that this would be changed last summer, but so far this has not happened. We have established that there has been some questions about it on the record of the Oireachtas (Parliament) but no legislation to change the situation has been passed by the Oireachtas or signed by the President as of yet. We will let you know as soon as we get any update on this.
In the meantime, this still means that asylum seekers cannot take driving lessons and if someone is offering you lessons be sure that they will be officially counted in order to get your license later. Until the law has changed, it is unlikely that they will be counted so be cautious that you are not being taken advantage of.