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trust me insure it at home in germany isnt it
There are two problems here:

- if you bring a foreign bike (let's say from Germany or Barcelona - where i'm from), you have to register it within 24h unless if you plan to live here (temporarely or permanently).

- then if you register your bike, your insurance company won't cover it as you'll have an irish plate.

- If you buy an irish bike here it's the same thing: companies abroad won't insure your bike. I haven't been able to find one single company that would insure any irish bike.

Only Irish or UK insurance companies are ok and not all the UK companies!
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There are two problems here:

- if you bring a foreign bike (let's say from Germany or Barcelona - where i'm from), you have to register it within 24h unless if you plan to live here (temporarely or permanently).

- then if you register your bike, your insurance company won't cover it as you'll have an irish plate.

- If you buy an irish bike here it's the same thing: companies abroad won't insure your bike. I haven't been able to find one single company that would insure any irish bike.

Only Irish or UK insurance companies are ok and not all the UK companies!
There are two problems here:

- if you bring a foreign bike (let's say from Germany or Barcelona - where i'm from), you have to register it within 24h if you plan to live here (temporarely or permanently).

- then if you register your bike, your insurance company won't cover it anymore as you'll have an irish plate now.

- If you buy an irish bike here it's the same thing: companies abroad won't insure your bike. I haven't been able to find one single company that would insure any irish bike.

Only Irish or UK insurance companies are ok here (and not all the UK companies!)
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call it a permenant holiday
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By the way, I'm already looking for irish quotes and they are crazy ... well, I guess that's life!

Quinn direct has given me a quote for 1.200€ and Carol Nash 610€. isn't it strange that quote is the double??
Carol Nash even asked me how much was Quinn direct insurance before giving me the quote. I said 700€ but I wonder what would've happened if I said 400€.
Strange way of dealing with "professionals", don't you think?
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call it a permenant holiday
ha,ha... that would be nice but if you have a problem, you'd be in trouble! : ninja:
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4 insurers in RoI, and no, normal RoI residents cannot avail of out of country insurers (incl NI). Something to do with the insurers required to have an office in the state, or some such bs.

You'll need to bring a certificate stating your NCB (I think), but it should be recognised here (if not, get on to the insurance ombudsman )
Well I got some quotes, but they differ extremely:

Adelaide/Bike-quote-me 254 third party fire theft but only available from July onwards

Quinn; 1900, no ncb accepted considered rookie driver
C.Nash: 2460 no ncb, rookie as well

Allianz: 690, ncb accepted but third party only and proof of garage needed

for how long can I keep my German plates??
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you have to register it within 24h if you plan to live here (temporarely or permanently).
f*ckiin hell, how will they know?? If I keep aregistered address in Germany there must be a way to keep my bike and cages insured over here, ain''it?
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f*ckiin hell, how will they know?? If I keep aregistered address in Germany there must be a way to keep my bike and cages insured over here, ain''it?
Well, I don't think your actual german insurance company would find out whether you're lvining or just visiting the island... ...unless you have an accident, of course.

At the moment, i'm driving my spanish car with no problem... but as soon as I get a job here, I'll have to register & insure my car "legally" with an Irish insurance company. At present, I'm fully covered but only as a tourist!
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Well I got some quotes, but they differ extremely:

Adelaide/Bike-quote-me 254 third party fire theft but only available from July onwards

for how long can I keep my German plates??
Well, Adelaide doesn't sound that bad, isn't it? Why from july onwards? What happens on july?

As regards your question: if you're planning to stay here (work) only 24h!! if you're visiting (as a tourist), then I don't know... I'd say 3 to 6 months, but I'm only guessing!

Look on the bright side of the story... it might be expensive to insure bikes, but you get to live in a great country! ... and salaries are higher than home (at least higher that Barcelona!!)

(no sun though: )
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(no sun though: )
The sun comes in a glass, is nearly black and called GUINNESS
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The sun comes in a glass, is nearly black and called GUINNESS
ha,ha... by the way, I just got a call from Allianz-spain that they might be able to insure a spanish plate eventhough I live in Ireland. maybe you could try Allianz Germany.... but remember that if you're stopped by the police you can't say that you work here...
You'll be totally insured (so no danger for irish bikers or pedestrians) but still have to act before the Gadai.

dunno! I'll probably go the right way and pay huge irish insurance!
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you should definately be able to find a way of riding the bike on german plates over here, i mean how the fuck are all the polish and other eastern euros drivin their stuff around??? might take a trip down to a building site and ask em.
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all this free info wish i was workin for insurance companies or taking a sly survey
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i think they have a year to change over
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Correct. If you arrive into Ireland from abroad and plan on staying less than a year, you do not need to register your vehicle in Ireland. Same applies even if you are working here, so long as it is "temporary". If you stay longer than a year, then yes you do need to register your vehicle with Irish plates.

Of course, you still have to check that your insurance from your foreign company is valid. Typically they require that you are still a permanent resident of that country. Could be tricky if you're in a crash in Ireland after having been here for 7 or 8 months.
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how your only paying insurance of 1300
i'm paying 1800tpo

Oh right, sorry Slapper

I'm going to be 30 this year though...mine is TPO as well...Quinn gave me a much cheaper quote when I was enquiring about the cage, €520 from memory, but I would've lost a years NCB from Nash, and they were only going to refund me 200 or something from my 1300 down
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Correct. If you arrive into Ireland from abroad and plan on staying less than a year, you do not need to register your vehicle in Ireland. Same applies even if you are working here, so long as it is "temporary". If you stay longer than a year, then yes you do need to register your vehicle with Irish plates.

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Hi Persius,

Where did you hear about this year thing?. I'm driving myself mad trying to figure the whole thing out.
If you read the info on the Tax & Customs web site, it doesn't say anything but to register it within 24h!

http://www.revenue.ie/index.htm?/faqs/faq_cat8.htm

It only says that we are excempted to pay taxes when importing a vehicle within the first 12 months since our arrival. (We also have to proof that we owned this vehicle for at least 6 months!)... ...But it doesn't say anything about being able to drive it for those 12 months! You still have to register the vehicle within 24h since its arrival.

I don't understand all those foerign cars either... ... unless they pretend to be on holidays.

PS: By the way, checking whether my spanish insurance would cover my vehicle abroad was the first thing I did.
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33, midlands, 02 fireblade, garaged & alarm = €500.

forgot to mention - full licence and full NCB.
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Nice! I'm paying 500 (ish) for a Capo.

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Just went today to a Vehicle registration office and asked them how long can I be here for without changing plates.
They told me that we got 3 months if we're on holidays... but they also said that they can't really check how long you have been here as when you drive into the country, there's no proof of inmigration or anything...

...so no wonder why those eastern european countries cars are still driving... THEY ARE ON HOLIDAYS!!

... You, lucky bastards!

Well, from my side, I'm gonna do it the right way (just in case ) and get an irish bike with a proper irish insurance... this way, everyone's happy, the insurance company, the goverment & Mr. Bertie!
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Aon, 21, provisional license. 1900 TP(this price was based on the fact that i was also insured in a car)
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Aon, 21, provisional license. 1900 TP(this price was based on the fact that i was also insured in a car)
wats your ncb cause mine would only be 900 and that was when i was 21
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Quinn direct were only 25e cheaper for my renewal- so i didnt bother
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1004.15, sorry about that mistake. Nearly 3 yrs NCB. I might do an assessment thingy to cut that.
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