No need for 'GB' stickers when driving in the Republic

There were fears that northern drivers would have to display GB stickers in the Republic

THE Republic's transport minister has confirmed it will not be necessary for Northern Ireland drivers to display a 'GB' sticker when crossing the border after Brexit.

The minister said the purpose of the stickers was "largely to identify a vehicle as visiting rather than as based in the jurisdiction".

"However, there is no offence of not having a sticker of this kind in Irish road traffic legislation," he said.

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy said "common sense" had prevailed.

"Beyond the political importance this is a practical concern for hauliers and many other drivers and workers," he said.

“There are still questions over insurance and driving licences that need to be resolved – I urge anybody living in the south with British licence to transfer it to an Irish licence as soon as possible to avoid any potential difficulties."

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