Irish Car Number Plates - A Brief Summary
All Irish number plates available from our company are available directly from owners in Northern Ireland.
There are several advantages in dealing directly with vendors in Northern Ireland, with the main advantage being that the prices are generally lower than for the UK mainland registered equivalent irish registration.
Assignment of irish plates to UK mainland vehicles is managed in association with DVLA NI and DVLA Swansea. Unlike the rules for the UK mainland, NI registrations cannot be assigned to a V778 retention document unless it is first assigned to a UK mainland registered vehicle.
More recent issues have seen different formats with BIG and DIG being issued by DVL NI and these have seen huge popularity since their first issue in 2007.
A Dateless Format which can be assigned to any Age of Vehicle
The irish plate format is a dateless format and this provides flexibility in the assignment to UK mainland vehicles of any age. The format utilises the letters Z and I within the range of letters and this allows popular name formats to be created such as ANZ, BAZ, CAZ, JAZ, MAZ, FIL, JIL and WIL.
Increasing popularity of irish registrations is a reflection of the value for money they offer as a name plate and also as a cover plate where they are effective in hding the age of a vehicle.
Increasing Prices for Exclusive Irish Numbers
There is increasing interest in high value NI registrations such as BIG 1 and DIG 1 whilst recent sales for OIL 1 and VIP 1 have led the way with the levels of cash that people are prepared to spend on the more exclusive numbers.
The market for Irish number plates has seen an increasing demand in recent yesrs and there is an apetite for these numbers because they represent good value and a good investment for the future as we see attractive combinations become more scarce.