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When you get banned for drink driving, the ban that is imposed is: Disqualification from holding a driver's licence.
This will mean that if you have an Irish drivers licence, you will be required to hand it in, and you will not be entitled to have the licence returned or to apply for a new licence until the period of disqualification has ended.
When you are Disqualified from holding a driver's licence in Ireland, this means that you will not be able to drive any vehicle in Ireland in a public place. A consequence of being disqualified from holding a driver's licence means that any motor insurance you have will no longer cover you for driving in Ireland, and you will not be able to take out a new policy of motor insurance while you are Disqualified from holding a driver's licence. The effect of this is that if you were to drive a motor vehicle in a public place while Disqualified from holding a driving licence, then you would be committing a number of criminal offences, and would not be covered by any motor insurance for any accident which might occur.
You are not banned from the Road, in the sense that it would still be lawful for you to be a passenger in a vehicle, or present as a cyclist or pedestrian
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