Calling all Republic of Ireland Car Buyers

There has never been a better time to buy from Northern Ireland with Donnelly Group

With the current Euro to Sterling Exchange Rate, there are huge financial benefits for customers from the Republic of Ireland when buying a new or used car or van from Northern Ireland.

Donnelly Group Expertise

With over 70 years in business, Donnelly Group is the largest family owned new and used vehicle retailer in Northern Ireland. Built on customer service, we have been looking after our customers both North and South for generations.

Our experienced teams are here to assist you every step of the way with your purchase with the necessary VRT process and paperwork ensuring that your purchase is simple and straightforward. With a range of over 1,500 approved used vehicles to choose from all you need to do is select the one that is for you!

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Convenient Locations

We have nine locations situated across Northern Ireland including Ballymena, Bangor, Belfast,Derry/Londonderry - Maydown and Eglinton, Dungannon Moy Road, Dungannon M1 Complex,Enniskillen, Mallusk

Many of our locations are within close proximity to the border such as Dungannon, (Derry/Londonderry) and Enniskillen– at your request we can arrange to meet with you at your location of choice for added convenience.

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What is VRT?


Vehicle Registration Tax or VRT is a tax you must pay when you first register a motor vehicle in the Republic of Ireland. If you have imported a vehicle, you must pay VRT and receive the vehicle's registration certificate showing that you have paid VRT. Donnelly Group will provide you with an accurate estimate of the VRT due and our experienced teams will help you with the process of registering your vehicle in the Republic of Ireland.

How is the VRT paid?


VRT is paid following registration with the Revenue Commission in the Republic of Ireland. The tax fee is paid at the NCTS Centre when confirming registration in the Republic of Ireland.

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What is the Euro to Sterling exchange rate?


The Euro to Sterling exchange rate varies due to currency fluctuations.Euro pricing displayed on the Donnelly Group website is a guide and is calculated using the exchange rate quoted via Open Exchanges. Our teams will be happy to provide you with an accurate Euro pricing upon receiving your enquiry.

How can I pay for my vehicle?


The preferred method of payment is via Sterling bank transfer. However we also accept all major cards, cash equivalent of up to £5,000. All funds must be cleared before any vehicle handover. We also offer secure online payments option to either reserve or buy in full any used vehicle.

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Will the vehicle warranty still be valid in the Republic of Ireland?


Yes, all approved used vehicles available at Donnelly Group come with a comprehensive warranty for a minimum 12 months. Depending on the age of the vehicle that you select, you may avail of the balance of the existing manufacturer warranty. We also offer a range of options to extend the warranty to provide you with extra peace of mind.

Is there a delivery service?


Yes, we can offer delivery all over Ireland from £199.

Can I trade in my Republic of Ireland-registered vehicle?


Yes, we welcome all vehicles as part exchange. Please note that final values are subject to a physical inspection of the vehicle.