If a person is charged and convicted of driving with no insurance they could be liable to a penalty of a fine of up to €5000 or 6 month in prison or both. A person would also receive 5 penalty points on their license.
If this is a persons first offence for no insurance a Judge has a discretion to not disqualify a person from driving. A Judge could impose a driving ban of 2 years or more. If a person has been convicted of driving with no insurance for a second time within 3 years of their first conviction, there is a mandatory disqualification from driving imposed of a minimum of 4 years.
If a person is disqualified they do not receive the 5 penalty points.