Currently there is a principal scheme in operation that provides financial support for people who need to have their vehicles modified.
Applicants for this scheme must be in possession of a Primary Medical Certificate. The medical assessment and the issuing of the certificate are carried out by a Senior Area Medical Officer attached to the local Health Board. The scheme is open to drivers and passengers with physical disabilities. Participation in the scheme allows people to avail of:
The scheme is open to both drivers and passengers with disabilities. Generally, the scheme supports people to purchase a vehicle at a considerably reduced rate. (for approximately 1/3 reduction in price). Enquiries about the scheme can be made at the Revenue Commissioners in Coolshanagh, Monaghan
Membership of the Irish Wheelchair Association entitles people to avail of a range of discounts in the areas Vehicle purchase and Ferry services.
IWA Membership enables people to avail of a substantial discount when purchasing the following vehicle models:Click here to read more »
Discounts do vary but generally they would be in the region of €300 - €800. In certain cases, applicants must also be in the VRT/VAT scheme as well as being members of IWA.
IWA members are also entitled to discounts when using the following ferry companies.
Stenna 01 204 7700
Brittany Ferries 021 427 7801
Swansea Ferries 021 427 1166
Contact the companies directly for further information on these discounts.
All disabled drivers and passengers in the VRT/VAT scheme are exempt from toll charges on all toll roads in the state. Disabled motorists must apply for a special pass in order to avail of this exemption. It is important to note that being a disabled parking permit holder does not qualify a person for toll charge exemptions. For further information and an application form contact your nearest toll road operator.Click here to read more »
West-Link Toll Bridge Limited,
Tel: 01 820 2000
Fax: 01 821 1532
East-Link Toll Bridge Limited,
Tel: 01 668 2888
Fax: 01 688 2562
Dublin Port Tunnel
Transroute Tunnel Operations Limited
Dublin Port Tunnel
East Wall Road
Tel: 1890 252435
M1 Toll Operations Ltd,
Tel: 041 982 9820
Fax: 041 982 9826
In relation to M50 Barrier Free Tolling; specially adapted vehicles driven by disabled persons will continue to be exempt under the new barrier free tolling arrangements planned for the M50. The Toll Operator will be able to automatically identify specially adapted vehicles from information held on the National Vehicle and Driver File, and exempt passage will be applied accordingly.« Close this Panel