I have homes in Ireland and the UK. My driving licence is from the UK and my car has UK road tax and insurance. I would like to keep each of these as they are, how can I continue to own a house in Ireland and drive and live a good part of the year in Ireland and remain legal? I want to continue to drive legally in the UK and Ireland
N Ireland is part of the UK and I would not have any issues with regard to my UK licence driving there.My question refers to owning a uk registered car with uk road tax and insurance whilst living for a proportion of the year in the Republic of Ireland. I have homes in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Are there restrictions or limits to the length of time I can legally drive in this part of Ireland before I would have to register my car within the Irish system, change my UK licence to an Irish one and also take out Irish car insurance?
I want to be able to live and drive in both the UK and Irish Republic but still retain my UK licence, road tax and insurance.
I am unsure of the meaning of 'primary residence'. At the moment I divide my time fairly evenly between the two. My only source of income is from UK pensions and I pay UK tax on these.
I am not sure that I need to do anything at all. but I do want to check things out . It has been suggested to me by a neighbour in Ireland that I might be stopped by the police here, if they see me driving around for a considerable period on UK plates, and asked why I have not registered my car in Ireland. I would like to know if I have to do this, or if, because I also have a home in England, I can simply continue to tax and insure it in England and drive it for any periods of time in both countries.