Official Travel Advice for Ireland
Summary section - addition of link to guidance on doing business in Ireland
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 19 May 2019.
Terrorist attacks in the Republic of Ireland can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
You should carry an acceptable form of photo-identification to travel between the UK and Ireland. See Entry requirements
Around 3 million British nationals visit Ireland each year. Most visits are trouble free.
If you’re living in or moving to Ireland, visit our Living in Ireland guide in addition to this travel advice.
If you’re travelling to Ireland to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Ireland after EU Exit.
New drink driving limits were introduced in 2011. See Road travel
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Ireland
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Visitors/Tourists: 7,630,000 in 2011
Irish (official language) 11%
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Population: 1,273,069 (in 2011)