Great deals and exclusive discounts for young and first time drivers
All first time drivers (subject to normal underwriter acceptance criteria) who complete a course of 10+ lessons with a First Ireland insured Driving Instructor qualifies for our DRIVEfirst discount.
What is DRIVEFirst ?
Sign up for 10+ lessons with a First Ireland Insured Driving Instructor. Call our DriveFirst team for your personal insurance quotation - mention the programme - and we’ll negotiate your discount for you!
What do I do?
At First Ireland, we’ve negotiated discounts for first time drivers from our select panel of insurers. First time drivers who complete a course of 10+ lessons with a driving instructor insured with First Ireland are entitled to our exclusive DRIVEFirst discount. Just send us on your "Certificate of Lessons" which your Driving Instructor will issue once you successfully complete your lesson package!
How does it work?
Substantial savings on the cost of your first insurance! Insurance rates, benefits and policies are constantly changing. Using our 30 years experience and extensive market knowledge, we'll negotiate the best rate for you depending on your vehicle, age, occupation, licence and experience. Acceptance criteria, terms and conditions apply.
What does this discount mean to me?
Our Affordable Young Drivers Insurance
Cover from Age 17 years
Provisional or Full Licence
Good deals for additional young drivers
Discounts for Named Experience
Parents with own car go Free
Refunds for passing test mid-policy
Cars up to 20 years old
Claims & Convictions
Access to our DRIVEFirst Program
Young Drivers Insurance Claims
We offer a Full Claims Advice and handling Service, and are here to help you every step of the way. We will also help you get the best possible settlement if you do. With First Ireland you are also not alone in the event of making a claim against a third party – we have a specialist service to help you right through to claim settlement, including recovery of your uninsured losses.
Make sure no one is injured. If you have any doubts ring the emergency services.
Get the registration numbers of the other vehicle(s) involved.
Get the insurance details (insurer and policy number) from their insurance disc(s).
Get the phone numbers of the other people involved.
Contact details and insurance information of anyone else involved.
Contact details of any witnesses or Gardai (or other police if abroad).
If possible, try to take some photos of the scene using your mobile phone (from a safe place).
Ring us and report the claim as soon as possible.
Don't admit liability, even if you think the accident is your fault.
Don't move your vehicle until it is safe to do so.
www.accidentsketch.com to help with accidents.
What to do in the event of an accident:
Contact your local Garda Station immediately to report the theft.
Ask the Gardai for their case Reference number, contact person and contact details (if they don’t have it yet, they will post it out to you).
Ring us and report the theft as soon as possible, and will we take it from there.
What to do in the event of theft:
Call us to check your approved repairer for windscreen damage
About First Ireland
First Ireland is one of largest Irish-owned Insurance Brokers in the country. Founded in 1981, the company is owned and operated by its senior partners who work full time in the business. We now employ over 160 people and our extensive client list includes Irish and International Companies, large and small, including many services firms, right through to Individual Professionals.
Car Quote Assumptions
Your quote is based on the following assumptions. If the following are not true then unfortunately we cannot provide a quote online.
If for any reason you are not able to agree with the assumptions below don't give up on us - We are still very likely to be able to quote. You just need to call us instead on 01 8820884
The Proposer should:
be the legal owner and main user of the vehicle
be currently resident in the Republic of Ireland and have permanently resided in the Republic of Ireland
disclose all material information for all drivers (i.e. information likely to influence the assessment and acceptance of your Proposal). Providing false information could result in claims not being paid and/or your policy being treated as null and void
All Drivers should:
be free of any convictions(Motoring Offences or Criminal Convictions), and have no prosecutions pending
be free of any penalty points in the last 3 years
not suffer from any medical condition which may affect their ability to drive, unless notified to and approved by the Licence authority
not have had a proposal declined, canceled, refused or special terms imposed by an insurer
The Vehicle MUST NOT:
be used to carry corrosive, toxic, explosive or flammable goods
be used in airports
be used for hire or reward or the carriage of other peoples goods
be used for the carriage of people for Hire and Reward –(taxi, hackney, chauffer, vehicle hire)
be used for Delivery
be used for Driving Instruction or Tuition
be used for Embassy / Diplomatic Service
be modified unless to cater for a disability
have an expired motor tax disc
have any gap in taxation since taking ownership of the vehicle
have an expired NCT certificate
Any No Claims Bonus entitlement must be in your own name and the expiry date must be within 2 years from cover date
Any No Claims Bonus obtained outside Ireland or the UK will need to be verified to us by the Insurer within 14 days of the policies inception date
Any Named Driving experience will be quoted on an indicative basis only and these quotes will be subject to Insurers acceptance and variable expiry date criteria
If a gap in cover is present between the expiry of your previous policy and the start date of your new policy the quotation provided will be on an indicative basis only. All quotations provided where there is a gap in cover is subject to Insurers acceptance criteria