Owners of Irish registered vehicles will not need a motor insurance green card to drive in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Green cards serve as proof of insurance.

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) said valid Irish insurance discs will be accepted as proof of insurance for Irish vehicles. In a no-deal though, UK drivers may still need a green card to drive in the EU, including the Republic of Ireland.

It is understood the UK believes it meets all of the requirements for its motorists to travel without a green card in the EU post-Brexit. The Department for Transport has urged the European Commission to confirm a green card will not be needed.

MIBI said it had been in talks with the Department for Transport. The organisation, which had warned that green cards would be needed for Irish registered motor vehicles travelling in the UK if there was no-deal, welcomed the news.