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All the work done for you

Living in Ireland and trying to find car insurance that provides the right cover, at the right price, that fits your unique needs? Just Ask Acorn.

A great quote

Ask Acorn does all the hard work for you by comparing over 14 leading insurers for a great quote that balances the right price with the benefits you really need. Wherever you live, whatever car you drive or driving experience you have, we’ll find the right car insurance cover for you, hassle free.

Looking for great car insurance cover?

Just Ask Acorn and it’s done.


Why Ask Acorn?

Because we shop the car insurance market so you don’t have to.

We keep things simple and straightforward – but those aren’t the only reasons to choose Ask Acorn.

We shop to save you money

Ask Acorn is here to find you the car insurance cover you need, at the best possible cost.

We shop to save you time

Why spend time contacting insurers? We’ll do all the hard work for you.

We shop to meet your needs

We’ll assess what’s available from 14 different insurers who offer options including comprehensive or third party excess, breakdown cover, accidental damage and bonus protection. So you can rely on our qualified experts to steer you towards the very best cover for your needs. We’ll also keep everything simple, ensure you always stay in control and answer any questions you have.


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Choose the car insurance cover

that’s right for you

We all drive different cars for different reasons. So if you want to find the very best car insurance policy, whatever car you drive and wherever you live, it’s simple: Ask Acorn.

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Good value car insurance is about more than the price of your cover. It’s about reliable customer service and getting the cover options you need most. We compare over 14 car insurance companies to find this for you.

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All the answers to FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about finding the cover

that’s right for you and your car’s specific needs:

  • Can I get car insurance in Ireland with a UK driving licence? 

    As the UK is not a member of the EU, a UK licence held by residents of Ireland is no longer valid for driving in the Republic of Ireland.

  • Do I now need a Green Card for driving in Northern Ireland and the UK?

    Proof of your insurance (e.g. a valid Irish insurance disc) will act as proof of insurance when driving an Irish registered vehicle in the UK, including Northern Ireland. A separate Green Card is not required. If you already have a Green Card, check the expiry date and if it is still in date this will also be accepted as proof of valid insurance.

  • What should I do if I have an accident?

    • Check for injuries, starting with yourself and then other passengers in your car.
    • Don’t move any injured parties unless they are in immediate danger from oncoming vehicles.
    • Call the emergency services, giving as much detail about the car crash as you can, such as the location of the car crash, number of people and vehicles involved, and any injuries sustained.
    • Do not admit, deny, negotiate or settle a claim without your insurer’s permission.
    • Take note of the following third-party details: names, addresses and phone numbers. The address of the owner of the vehicle you are driving if it’s not your car. The car insurance company name and the insurance policy number as well as the driver’s licence numbers. Vehicle’s registration numbers, car’s year, make, model and colour. 
    • Keep a record of the name, address and phone number of any witnesses. Take photos of the position of, and damage to, each vehicle involved in the collision.
    • Notify the local Gardai immediately.
  • What number do I call if I have been in an accident?

    Call 0818 800 222 if you have an accident between Monday to Thursday 09.00 to 17.30 or Friday 09.00 to 17.00. Outside of these times, you should contact your insurer’s emergency contact number. To find this, click here.

  • What is breakdown rescue / breakdown assistance cover?

    Breakdown assistance cover typically includes cover for roadside assistance with usually up to one hour’s free labour in the event of a mechanical breakdown, malicious damage, punctures, lost or stolen keys, keys broken or locked in your car, etc. It also covers towing your car to the nearest repairer if it can’t be repaired. Driveway assistance is included in some policies – please refer to your policy documents for full details. 

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