Oooh - someone who stays up as late as me! Thanks for the reply, I think! You confirmed my worst fears I'm afraid, someone on another message board suggested I just ask around at a few Insurance Companies to see if they'd be willing. Professional Beauty did say that in the future they may cover the Irish Republic, just not yet. After having it drummed into me from training to make sure I get my Insurance, I'm loathe to carry on without it now. What a predicament! Maybe I will have to go on a crusade - I'll be sure to let you know if I can find anyone who will oblige me for a reasonable premium (already found out that Irish Car Insurance is WAY more expensive than the UK :evil: ) Jackie.