Uninsured drivers are ignorant of how serious their crime is, the Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland has said.
The organisation said it will be stepping up its efforts to pursue those that drive without insurance.
The MIBI secured 117 judgments against uninsured drivers last year, up from 31 in 2018.
The not-for-profit organisation compensates victims of crashes caused by uninsured drivers, and then pursues the driver for the costs.
It is hoping to recover €4m over the next four years after bringing in a recovery specialist backed up by a legal team.
MIBI Chief Executive David Fitzgerald says they have invested more in their recovery operation.
He said: "What we're hoping to do is recover €4m over four years.
"What we've done is put extra resources in there, we have a full-time recovery specialist now and we back his work with a panel of legal recovery solicitors."
He added: "We're getting much tougher in pursuing them for the cost of the claims, which can be very substantial."
Reporting by Kacey O'Riordan