395. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when an application by a person (details supplied) for a taxi licence will be processed. [1364/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that I, as Minister for Justice and Equality, have no role in the administration of Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV) licences, which is a matter for An Garda Síochána. However, to be of assistance I have been in contact with the Garda Authorities to make the necessary enquiries in respect of the individual case the Deputy has raised.
I have been informed that this application for a licence was received in Newbridge Garda Station on the 8 January 2019, and is currently being processed by An Garda Síochána in accordance with current legislation. It is estimated that the licence will be processed by 18 January 2019.
I would also advise that, in the first instance, queries in relation to such matters be directed to the Garda Station at which the application was made.