Ireland

         

OVAL : IRL




Passenger series
Unladen trailer series
Temporary series
Diplomatic series
Vehicles older than 30 years series
Pictures of the entire code list

Passenger series

Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of three numerals, followed by two letters above three numerals.
The first three numerals indicate the time of registration where 131 stands for the period between January 1st 2013 and June 30th 2013.
The two letters denote the city or county where MH stands for County Meath.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county County Meath (An Mhi).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, a hyphen and three numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 02 stands for 2002.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, a hyphen and four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 05 stands for 2005.
The letter denotes the city or county where W stands for Waterford city.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county (Port Lairge).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, a hyphen and five numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 01 stands for 2001.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, a hyphen and five numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 00 stands for 2000.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, a hyphen and six numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 00 stands for 2000.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter above six numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 00 stands for 2000.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, two letters, a hyphen and three numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 07 stands for 2007.
The letter denotes the city or county where MO stands for County Mayo (Maigh Eo).
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county (Maigh Eo).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, two letters, a hyphen and four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 01 stands for 2001.
The letter denotes the city or county where KY stands for County Kerry (Ciarrai).
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county (Ciarrai).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, a hyphen and four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 00 stands for 2000.
The letter denotes the city or county where C stands for Cork (Corcaigh).
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Cork (Corcaigh).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, a hyphen and four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 96 stands for 1996.
The letter denotes the city or county where C stands for Cork (Corcaigh).
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Cork (Corcaigh).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, two letters, a hyphen and five numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 93 stands for 1993.
The letter denotes the city or county where KE stands for County Kildare (Cill dara).
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county (Cill dara).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen and one letter, above five numerals.
The first two numerals indicate the year of registration where 94 stands for 1994.
The first letter denotes the place name where D stands for Dublin.
At the top of the plate is the place name in Gaelic, in this case Baile Atha Cliath.
Top left is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen, one letter, a hyphen and one numeral.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 02 stands for 2002.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen, one letter, above five numeral.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 99 stands for 1999.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, above five numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 98 stands for 1998.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).
Note the smaller print of the top line.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, above two numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 05 stands for 2005.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, above two numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 07 stands for 2007.
The letter denotes the city or county where W stands for Waterford city.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Waterford city (Port Lairge).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, above five numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 95 stands for 1995.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by two letters and five numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 03 stands for 2003.
The two letters denote the city or county where CN stands for Cavan.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name and hyphens and the different lettering style.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by two letters above four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 07 stands for 2007.
The two letters denote the city or county where MN stands for County Monaghan.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the County Monaghan (Muineachan).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by two letters, above three numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 02 stands for 2002.
The two letters denote the city or county where KE stands for County Kildare.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
On top of the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath) instead of the Gaelic name of the county (Cill Dara).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, two letters, above three numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 04 stands for 2004.
The two letters denote the city or county where WX stands for County Wexford.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county County Wexford (Loch Garman).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, two letters, above four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 98 stands for 1998.
The two letters denote the city or county where MH stands for County Meath.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county County Meath (An Mhi).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, followed by two letters, above four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 06 stands for 2006.
The two letters denote the city or county where TN stands for County Tipperary North Ridi.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, followed by two letters, above four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 06 stands for 2006.
The two letters denote the city or county where LK stands for County Limerick.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county Limerick (Luimneach).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, two letters, above four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 07 stands for 2007.
The two letters denote the city or county where MH stands for County Meath.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name of the county (Loch Garman).


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen, one letter, above five numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 93 stands for 1993.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).
Note the smaller print of the top line.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in white on black.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by one letter and three numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 95 stands for 1995.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name, hyphens and euroband.
The plate is made up in the wrong colours as all hop on - hop off buses in Dublin.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in white on black.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by one letter and four numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 90 stands for 1990.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name, hyphens and euroband.
The plate is made up in the wrong colours as all hop on - hop off buses in Dublin.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by one letter and four numerals.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 89 stands for 1989.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name, hyphens and euroband.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by one letter and five numerals.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 90 stands for 1990.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name, hyphens and euroband.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on pink.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by two letters and four numerals.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 99 stands for 1999.
The two letters denote the city or county where LH stands for An Lu.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name, hyphens and euroband as well as the non-standard colours.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in blue on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen, two letters, a hyphen and three numerals.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 00 stands for 2000.
The two letters denote the city or county where KK stands for County Kilkenny.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county Kilkenny(Cill Cheannaigh).
Note the non-standard colours.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in blue on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen, two letters, above three numerals.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 00 stands for 2000.
The two letters denote the city or county where KK stands for County Kilkenny.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the county Kilkenny(Cill Cheannaigh).
Trailer below 1500 kg have the same registration as the prime mover (picture above).
Note the non-standard colours.


Ireland

Current passenger series since 1987 in black on blue.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen, one letter, above five numerals.
The first two numerals are the last two digits of the year of registration where 06 stands for 2006.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Top left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Above the registration is the Gaelic name of the city Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath).
Note the non-standard colours.


Ireland

Former passenger series issued between 1904 and 1986 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by four numerals.
The two letters denote the county or county borough where IF stands for Cork.


Ireland

Former passenger series issued between 1904 and 1986 in silver and black.
The registration consists of three numerals, followed by two letters.
The two letters denote the county where ZD stands for Dublin.


Ireland

Former passenger series issued between 1904 and 1986 in silver and black.
The registration consists of four numerals above two letters.
The two letters denote the county where YI stands for Dublin.


Ireland

Former passenger series issued between 1904 and 1986 in black on white, remade in black on white.
The registration consists of three letters, followed by three numerals.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
The second and third letter indicate the county where ZS stands for Dublin.


Unladen trailer series

Ireland

The lower plate is a trailer plate for trailers with an unladen weight over 1500 kg in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters followed by a hyphen and three numerals.
The first two letters denote the county where AB stands for Carlow.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
They are required to have their own plates in addition to the mark of the prime mover.


Ireland

The upper plate is current passenger series since 1987 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by two letters and three numerals.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 02 stands for 2002.
The two letters denote the city or county where WX stands for County Wexford.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name, hyphens and euroband as well as the non-standard colours.

The lower plate is a trailer plate for trailers with an unladen weight over 1500 kg in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters followed by four numerals.
The first two letters denote the county where BE stands for Cork county.
They are required to have their own plates in addition to the mark of the prime mover.


Temporary series

Ireland

Current temporary series in silver on black.
The registration consists of ZZ followed by five numerals (commencing from ZZ 10000).
To the right is a red validation sticker with a number indicating the month of expiry (in this case 6 for June)
on a background of the last two digits of the year below the white letter T for temporary.


Ireland

Current temporary series in silver on black.
The registration consists of ZZ followed by six numerals (commencing from ZZ 10000).
To the right is a red validation sticker with a number indicating the month of expiry (in this case 7 for July)
on a background of the last two digits of the year below the white letter T for temporary.


Diplomatic series

Ireland

Current diplomatic series since 1985 in black on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by one letter, five numerals and the letters CD.
The first two numerals indicate the last two digits of the year of registration, where 01 stands for 2001.
The letter denotes the city or county where D stands for Dublin.
Left of the plate is a blue euroband with the oval IRL in white below the twelve European golden stars.
Note the absence of the Gaelic name and hyphens.


Vehicles older than 30 years series

Ireland

Current series for vehicles older than 30 years when imported since 1992 in silver on black.
The registration consists of the letters ZV, followed by a hyphen and four numerals.


Ireland

Current series for vehicles older than 30 years when imported since 1992 in white on black.
The registration consists of the letters ZV, followed by four numerals.


Pictures of the entire code list

  • C
  •       Corcaigh       County Cork
  • CE
  •       An Clar       County Clare
  • CN
  •       An Cabhan       County Cavan
  • CW
  •       Ceatharlach       County carlow
  • D
  •       Baile Atha Cliath       County Dublin
  • DL
  •       Dun Na Ngall       County Donegal
  • G
  •       Gaillimh       County Galway
  • KE
  •       Cill Dara       County Kildare
  • KK
  •       Cill Cheannaigh       County Kilkenny
  • KY
  •       Ciarrai       County Kerry
  • L
  •       Luimneach       Limerick city
  • LD
  •       An Longphort       County Longford
  • LH
  •       An Lu       County Louth
  • LK
  •       Luimneach       County Limerick
  • LM
  •       Liatroim       County Leitrim
  • LS
  •       Laois       County Laois
  • MH
  •       An mhi       County Meath
  • MN
  •       Muineachan       County Monaghan
  • MO
  •       Maigh Eo       County Mayo
  • OY
  •       Uibh Fhaili       County Offaly
  • RN
  •       Ros Comain       County Roscommon
  • SO
  •       Sligeach       County Sligo
  • TN
  •       Tiobraid Arann       County Tipperary North Riding
  • TS
  •       Tiobraid Arann       County Tipperary South Riding
  • W
  •       Port Lairge       Waterford city
  • WD
  •       Port Lairge       County Waterford
  • WH
  •       An Iar-Mhi       County Westmeath
  • WW
  •       Cill Mhantain       County Wicklow
  • WX
  •       Loch Garman       County Wexford


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