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Insurance advice for this immigrant please.

I am buying my first car in Ireland. I have driven for many years in Canada. What can I expect to pay in car insurance rates in Ireland? What is the criteria that insurance companies use to determine the rates? I am 65 years old, have an excellent driving record and plan to buy a 2013 Nissan Note.

Please advise.

Filed under insurance - Asked by Catherine Redmond (Tramore) - Thu, 06 Feb 2020 19:51

Is an old camper treated like a classic?


I wanted to find out what limits are on camper insurance and tax if the vehicle is older than 30 years? What class of tax and insurance does it fall into and does it require NCT/VRT testing? Are there mileage restrictions on vintage insurance?

Any advice appreciated.

Filed under insurance - Asked by David Geraghty (Cork) - Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:14

Trying to get insured on a 2004 Golf...


I am a 21-year-old female with a provisional licence and looking to get insured on a car. I have been asking insurance companies and they have given me quotes of roughly €3,000 on a 2004 Volkswagen Golf. Am I better off buying a newer car? Will this bring down the price of insurance?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Alannah C - Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:42

Looking for European insurance for 30 days.


Do you know of any insurance companies that will provide comprehensive cover for driving in Europe for more than thirty days?



Filed under insurance - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:45

Can I insure a Ford Ranger privately?


I have a Ford Ranger insured as commercial, but as I don't need it anymore for commercial reasons I am wondering can I change it to private? I have it now taxed as private. Can you please inform me if this is possible in Ireland?


Filed under insurance - Asked by Gerry O Connor (Kilkenny) - Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:28

How best to get insurance after 10 years?

I have a full Irish licence, but have not driven in 10 years. However, my licence has no endorsements or bands; what is the best way to get the cheapest insurance or who is the best insurer to explain my case to? Any help would be much appreciated. I'm living in Dublin.

Filed under insurance - Asked by Brendan Donovan (Ireland) - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:05

Could I afford to insure a 1.9 diesel?


I am looking to buy myself a new car soon enough. I am simply waiting to have a full year on my insurance. I got insured on a 1.6-litre petrol Audi A3 Sportback, as my first car, with Axa insurance. The quote was around €3,700. I am looking for a diesel this time and I am wondering what kind of quotes I could be expecting if I try to get insured on a 1.9 diesel this time? There aren't many 1.6 diesel cars around that I would like to get.


Filed under insurance - Asked by Kris M (Dublin) - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:56

Can I insure an electric Morris Minor?

I am converting a 1964 Morris Minor to electric, but can't find an insurance company to provide cover. I can get insurance if I leave the car with the petrol engine, but as soon as I mention conversion I get a negative response.

Can you help?

Brian Palfrey

Filed under insurance - Asked by Brian Palfrey (Dublin) - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:15

Just moved to Ireland - need car insurance...


I've just moved to Ireland and I will be staying here for about two years, which means I will have to apply for an Irish driving licence. I have a clean Malaysian driving licence, which is five years old. I am 36 years old and female, and I have a car insured in Malaysia that has never gone through any accident claim (knock on wood). I had driven in Malaysia for one year before moving to UK between 2015-2018, and in all those years I only drove when I went home for long holidays.

I have my eyes on a second hand 2012 Ford Focus 1.6 petrol (automatic). I live in a house with two large parking spaces. How much should I expect for first insurance? Or should I just settle on a 2010 1.0 Yaris instead? If I have a budget of €1,200 for first insurance, what's the best car I can get?

Thanks in advance!

Filed under insurance - Asked by Zura Adnan (Cork) - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:09

Where to get 24-hour car insurance?

Where can I get insurance for 24 hours on importing a car from UK to Ireland?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Pat Kenirons (Ballinasloe) - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:06

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