Council merger could spell end for ‘L’ or ‘LK’ registration marks

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

THERE are currently no plans to introduce a single index mark for cars registered in Limerick city and county, Minister Michael Noonan has told Deputy Pat O’Donovan.

THERE are currently no plans to introduce a single index mark for cars registered in Limerick city and county, Minister Michael Noonan has told Deputy Pat O’Donovan.

It is expected amalgamation of the city and county councils will spell the end for either the ‘L’ identifier for cars registered in the city or the ‘LK’ for County Limerick cars.

“I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that there are no plans at present to amend the vehicle registration index mark...If and when the functional area of the relevant licensing authorities change, the necessary amendments will be made to the index mark,” Minister Noonan told Deputy O’Donovan.

Single marks - C and G - exist for Cork and Galway despite the presence of city and county councils there.

Deputy O’Donovan believes the two indexes in Limerick are a legacy of the failure of the Limerick councils to agree on the administration when the current system was introduced in 1987.

The Fine Gael TD said it would make more sense to keep ‘L’ as registrations was bound to increase after amalgamation and the number of letters and digits on licence plates was limited by law.