Republic of Ireland Law
Republic of Ireland Law Questions Answered by Experts
1. Yes, if you get points nowadays in Ireland, it will affect your UK licence. Since 2011, Irish speeding fines and points on your licence now affect you in the UK following an EU measure which now means that points now follow the licence across the border between Ireland and the UK. So, if you get points on your UK licence in Ireland, they will affect you and be implemented in the UK.
2. Ireland and UK form a common travel area and are outside the Schengen area, but they implemented their own separate measure at the same time. This is common in all Justice issues which arise in the EU and which the UK opts out of the general measure.