Getting car insurance in Ireland looked to be painful if not impossible. Most Irish insurers require the insured to have at least a provisional license, something I wouldn’t have for awhile. Also, it is really, really expensive. I found some hints on how to reduce the cost, and one said it could reduce the yearly cost by 900 euros! What would the cost still be?
However, after some more research I found Geico. They will insure international drivers, and at very reasonable rates. I had to guess on a car to get a ballpark figure, but for a “reasonable” vehicle the third-party insurance will be only ~ $450. Not bad at all. One more thing off the research list.