The Road Safety Authority has said that anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK/Northern Ireland driving licence must exchange it for an Irish document before 31 October in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

"If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this date, if you are living in Ireland, your UK driving licence will no longer be valid to drive here," the RSA said in a statement.

Drivers are advised to take the opportunity and exchange their licence in good time to be certain they have a valid driving licence when the UK leaves the EU.

The RSA has warned that waiting till close to the UK exit date of 31 October poses a risk of facing possible delays in obtaining a valid document.

Urging strongly to have licences exchanged as soon as possible, the RSA said all drivers need to do is complete a licence application form and present this, the correct fee and a UK licence at any NDLS centre. Appointments can be made online at www.ndls.ie.