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Can I insure a van for private use?


I want to buy a 141-reg Ford Focus van and I will only use it privately. Can I insure it privately? Even though it's a van I don't have a company or VAT number. It's a 1.6 diesel. 

Filed under insurance - Asked by John Lyster (Wicklow) - Wed, 20 May 2020 12:05

What's up with insurance on my Citroen C4?

Hi, my wife just bought a Citroen C4; it is a great car to drive, but when time came to insure the car it went up €280 on last year's insurance on a 2007 Nissan Almera. Both cars are in Group 15 and Citroen C4 is rated as a safer car. Are we missing something here about the C4?

Thank you


Filed under insurance - Asked by Aidan Dempsey (Athy) - Tue, 19 May 2020 10:05

I want to insure a crew cab privately. Help!

I have a crew cab. I don't have a business so I am trying to insure it for social and domenstic use only, but I am having trouble getting insurance. Insurers won't look at commercial vehicles for private use. Any companies willing to take me on?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Orlagh Mggrath (Clare) - Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:46

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

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