STATUS: Independent nation, formerly part of Great Britian (pre-1922)
CAPITAL: Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath)
WORLD LOCATION: Northwestern Europe
FIRST LICENSE PLATES IN USE: 1904
MOTOR VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED: Approx. 955,000
GRAPHICS USED: Current issues have the blue EEC band with the code IRL to the left of the serial number. Plates are black on reflective white, beginning with a two number year code, followed by one or two letters denoting the city or county if issue, and a serial number of up to five numbers.
PLATES ARE: Officially issued.
SINGLE PLATES OR PAIRS: Pairs
CARS DRIVE ON: Left
Header plate courtest of Les Okunowksi (Illinois).
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