Over 4,600 people driving on learner permit for at least 21 years

Over 4,600 people have been driving with only a learner permit for at least 21 years.

According to freedom of information figures, nearly 9,000 drivers have had one for over 16 years.

Almost 2,500 learner drivers got penalty points last year, because they weren't accompanied by a fully qualified driver.

Brian Farrell, from the Road Safety Authority, says the new figures are very worrying: