As the new Brexit deadline of October 31st looms, we have some good news for Irish motorist. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI)  have recently announced that Irish motorist driving Irish registered vehicles in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will no longer need a Green Card in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Speaking about this development, the MIBI Chief Executive, David Fitzgerald said, “This is really positive news which should come as a relief to anyone who needs to travel to the UK, including Northern Ireland. Valid Irish insurance discs will now serve the same purpose as Green Cards. Effectively that negates the need for additional documentation for any Irish registered vehicles travelling to the UK, including Northern Ireland, in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.


“Earlier this year a lot of concern was expressed about the insurance recognition issues raised by the evolving Brexit situation. Suddenly drivers were faced with a new requirement for Green Cards in light of the UK’s potential exit from the European Union without an agreement.


“At that time the clear position was that if there was a ‘no deal’ Brexit then Green Cards would be required for all Irish registered vehicles travelling to the UK, including Northern Ireland. The UK will no longer be part of the European Union and therefore the insurance provisions whereby member states mutually recognise each other’s minimum compulsory insurance cover under the EU Motor Insurance Directive would no longer apply. The same requirements would relate to Irish registered vehicles as they would to German, French or Spanish vehicles travelling in the UK, including Northern Ireland.


If you are insured with Sheridan Insurances and have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager on 0818 222 700.


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