Horgan told the Irish Mirror that it was critical that the RSA increase capacity for driving tests and said the problem will likely be worse before it gets better.

He said the delays were having a knock on effect on other things too, saying: “My students are finding it hard to get on the road. If they can’t get a test, they can't get insurance, they can’t get jobs they’re applying for.

“It has a knock-on effect; they’re being held back from going onto the next tier of their life. They’re frustrated.

“Last week, two pupils were told that around November was when they will get invited to book their test in Tallaght … it’s just not good enough.”