Hi, If my memory serves me right, it was normal to retain the original UK no. on a road vehicle here in Ireland. Is that still the case?
Filed under importing - Asked by Jim Casey (Waterford) - Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:39
Nope, certainly not any more. The rules say you must book a Vehicle Registration Tax assessment (which is automobileried out at an NCT centre) within seven days of the automobile's arrival in Ireland, and the registration process, including the payment of any VRT and VAT owing, and the use of the new Irish number plates, must be completed within 30 days.
Or, you know, fines, courts, thumb-screws, all that jazz.