As a lot of people are aware, in Ireland you can do your theory driving test when you are 17 and all you have to do is answer 40 questions and get 35 right from a,b,c,d, questions. This is easy enough, however since the start of september it has been changed, there is now 80 questions out of which you need to get 70 right.
There are hundreds of possible questions they could ask you so having to know this many is very tough. As well as the theory test being changed, from the new year you are now required to have a mandatory 12 lessons from a driving instructor, which is very expensive and theres a huge waiting list for places. The government say its in the interest of safety, and maybe so but more likely in my opinion it's to encourage people to use public transport rather than cars which pollute the environment. I am all for this however i am stuck in the middle at the moment :(