Trade at Limerick Shopping Centre fuelled by new driver unit

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

A long queue forms outside the door of the new National Driver Licence Service office, which has just opened at the Parkway Shopping Centre
DEMAND has been high for the new National Driving Licence centre, with queues stretching out of the Parkway Shopping Centre in Limerick.

DEMAND has been high for the new National Driving Licence centre, with queues stretching out of the Parkway Shopping Centre in Limerick.

NLDS opened centres in counties across Ireland giving drivers the opportunity to renew or apply for licences.

In doing this, they removed this function from City Hall and County Hall, and put the local operation into unit 29 of the Parkway SC.

Centre manager Roger Beck reported “huge demand” for the service in its first week of operation, but said this has calmed down.

“We had a lot of people who queued up for licences there as they wanted to wait to get the new credit-card style licences rather than the paper licence. But we saw yesterday there were never more than four or five people waiting in the units at any one time,” he said.

He added the opening has provided the Parkway with a new clientele.

“It is bringing people into the centre who we would not have seen in previously,” he confirmed.