Returning emigrants may be asked to pay a hefty premium for car insurance, but there can be ways around it
If you have a foreign driving license you may need to exchange it for an Irish one when you return home. Typically, you will need to get an Irish license if you have been living here for 12 months or more, or it may be prudent to get one earlier if it makes it easier to shop around for car insurance.
Depending on where you lived, you may find it a straight forward experience. If, for example, you lived in an EEA country, or Australia, Manitoba State of Canada, Switzerland or South Africa (for a full list see citizensinformation.ie
), you can exchange your license for...