Originally Posted by ned78
Well, yes, technically I'm wrong, but if he wants to insure a car, it would be beneficial to have an Irish License, the difference it made on her premium was sizeable.
I drive here on my Dutch licence which doesn't expire for a few years yet. The only question my insurers asked was whether I had an Irish, UK or EU driving licence, and when I asked what difference it made the answer was 'none at all' it's just for their records. Try, for example, an online quote from Allianz. These are the only choices there too, and it makes no difference to the premium at all.
This isn't to say that all insurers are the same, there may be some who differentiate but just stay away from them. Anyway, the drivers licence you hold now says nothing about where you passed your test or where you gained your driving experience, so it's a pretty worthless indicator of risk.