Anne is insured with a different company, Quinn Direct, and they will cover her for up to 93 days abroad in any one insurance period. By a stroke of sheer genius (or maybe luck!) her insurance falls due for renewal while she is here, so her trip covers two insurance periods - definitely genius!
I investigated getting insurance with Quinn Direct, but I was absolutely up-front with them and told them that I would be here for at least four months, and the answer was no, you won't be covered, so I let it rest at the time and planned to research French insurance companies in January.
The jeep was covered on her Irish insurance up to the 27th Jan, and I started looking for insurance during the second week of Jan. I didn't do very well at all, probably because I wasn't prepared to lie and say I was moving here long-term and would be importing and re-registering my car. I had been told that the jeep and I would have to be physically in Ireland to take out a new Irish policy and it was beginning to look like I would have to dash home before the 27th and take out a policy with Quinn Direct to get their "90 days abroad" cover, and then limit ourselves to 90 days once I got back here.
At the 11th hour, I emailed the help section on this website, www.frenchpropertylinks.com. The very helpful Jo Rhodes replied with the name of a Dutch-owned company. Correspondence has been going back and forth, I seemed to be waiting forever for my "proof of no claims" to arrive from 123.ie and I was afraid to say anything here in case I somehow jinxed it but now finally it's all sorted, Jeepy has her Carte Verte (Green Card) and is "French" insured.
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