This is not what I have found. In fact, Ive found that some quotes for identical vehicles with new drivers over 25 to be up to three times more expensive to buiy here in Ireland compared to the UK.
Churchill - car value £25k stg (40keuro), 10years+ no claims, full lic, age 44, living in rural town in cambs (an old address of mine) fully comp £605
This year via broker, I am paying just over €450 for identical insurance over here living in rural town about 60km from dublin.
That's a big difference.