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Insuring Bike in Ireland with U.S. License

Hi There,

I'd like some information on getting motorbike insurance in Ireland.

I'm originally from Ireland and currently living in New York. I was thinking of buying a motorbike in Ireland for use in the summer (cheaper than shipping!)

I have a full car and motorbike license issued in New York. Would it be possible to insure a bike in Ireland with the U.S. license or would I need an Irish license?

Thanks,
Vincent

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You will find it almost impossible to insure a bike here with a foreign license.
There are 4 companies that do insurance, Aon, Adelaide, Carol Nash and Quinn.
Ring them and see what the story is, however I think you might be better off getting an Irish License.
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Thanks for the advise. You're right, it's impossible to get insurance without an Irish license!

Ugh, the written test and the driving test, two separate trips...
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