car insurance for ireland

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scouse

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HI LADS
all of you going to ireland make sure
your insurance covers you in southern ireland,
just phoned my lads insurance he was not covered
with a bit of wrangling i managed to get him cover
with a green card on his insurance
at a cost of 17 for the week
hope this is of some help
dave (scouse)
ps you must take the green card with you
incase you are stopped


dave
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norm

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scouse

i have been to ireland a few times
every year i phone the insurance company up
and every year they tell me the same
you do not need a green card for ireland
i have never paid any addit payment and i think you are being riped off
i also dont know anyone else that has paid addit payments,
i even took a minni bus over 2 times and never paid any addit,

hope this helps mate
see ya later
norm

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scouse

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hi norm
he is with legal and general
they said he is not covered because you are not in the uk
which stands to reason,
same with unemployment benifit
if you tell them your going to southern ireland
you have to sign off and make a fresh claim
because your going out of the uk
i`ll ring them anyway tomorrow and thanks


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dabby

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hi scouse
we go each year and have no trouble at all,each company is different but we have found that our insurance company give us 14 days cover free because we are visiting our european brothers.
 

norm

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spot on dabby southern ireland is in the E.U

thats why we dont need a passport

i am sure other people have been to ireland on this forum come on
tell us if you had to pay extra

see yas later
norm

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Dave

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The last time I went to Ireland I was in a company/hire car but my in-laws go over there 2 - 3 times a year and do not get a green card.

I have been to France several times and the first time my insurers insisted that I needed one at a cost of 26, the second time the AA said not and the last time in the wife's car her insurance co. just gave us one to be sure.

Dave if your in the AA or RAC give their members helpline a ring and ask to see what they say.

Cheers, Dave
 

Ziptrev

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Dave,
You are being ripped off Big Style.
The UK , whilst not taking the Euro, is a fully fledged member of the EU and as such , insurance is for the EU.
I'm with Churchill and all I do is phone them on a freephone No. and they send me a cover note at no cost for the Country within the EU that I'm going to be driving in.

Had 1 for the Irish week in April and got 1 now for the 15 days starting 15th June.

Phone, complain, threaten to switch and you'll get you 17 back!
Hell thats 9 pints of Guinness at todays exchange rate lol

Cya

Trev
PS Norm, the reason we don't need a passport is a unique Anglo/Irish agreement.
You DO need a passport in every other EU country, the passport waiver in Ireland is nothing to do with EU
Trev
Ziptrev pug.gif Shouldn't happen to a DOG!

Edited by - Ziptrev on 24 May 2002 02:23:34 AM
 

martin.

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hi all
ive been to southern ireland a few times & notify my ins company
each time & each time same answer not req.
dai has got some red cards available for when you northerners go to welsh fish in as they dont like poachers to show them the proper way
lol lol

tight lines.
martin.
 
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