Irish Number Plates - A Brief Summary
All Irish number plates available from Premier Plates are available on a commission basis directly from vendors in Northern Ireland.
There are several advantages in dealing directly with vendors in Northern Ireland, with the main advantage being that the prices are generally speaking lower than for the UK mainland registered equivalent irish registrations.
The system for issuing irish number plates allows the option for the owner to sell the registration for assignment to a UK mainland vehicle.
Assignment of irish plates to UK mainland vehicles is managed in association with DVLA NI and DVLA Swansea. Unlike the rules for the UK mainland NI registrations cannot be assigned to a V778 retention document unless it is first assigned to a UK mainland registered vehicle.
More recent issues have seen different formats with BIG and DIG being issued by DVL NI and these have seen huge popularity since their first issue in 2007.
A Dateless Format - Can be Assigned to any Age of Vehicle
The format is a dateless format and this provides flexibility in the assignment to UK mainland vehicles of any age. The format utilises the letters Z and I within the range of letters and this allows popular name formats to be created such as ANZ, BAZ, CAZ, JAZ, MAZ, FIL, JIL and WIL.
Increasing popularity of irish registrations is a reflection of the value for money they provide as a dateless name plate and also as a cover plate where they are effective in disguising the age of a vehicle.
Increasing Values for Exclusive Numbers
In addition there is increasing interest in high value NI registrations such as BIG 1 and DIG 1 whilst recent sales for OIL 1 and VIP 1 have led the way with the levels of cash that people are prepared to spend on the more exclusive numbers.
It is worth noting that we provide a service for the assignment of un-issued DVLA registrations to vehicles registered in Northern Ireland which allows us to purchase NI registrations from our customers.