Traffic Rules Ireland


In towns 50 km/h
On motorways 120 km/h
On expressways 100 km/h
On highways 80 km/h
Right-hand driving/left-hand driving Left-hand traffic, pass on the right
Alcohol 80 mg/100 mL
Seat belt mandatory yes
Child Safety Seat Child seat required up to age 12 or 150 cm.
Toll fees There are usage fees for some motorways.
Obligations to carry Warning triangle and first aid kit are required.
Mobile phone Only hands-free telephones may be used.
Right of Way Priority to the right; Give Way, Stop or Yield sign indicates that you must yield.
Roundabout Cars in the roundabout have the right of way.
Specific rules of the counry If travelling in your own car the light must be adjusted to left-hand traffic.
Specific parking regulations Double yellow line at side of road: no parking; single yellow line at side of road: no stopping


Driver´s license

A UK driving licence is valid.

Minimum age

The minimum and maximum age varies between car hire agencies and also between vehicle classes. The minimum age is normally between 21 and 25 and the driving license must be 1 to 2 years old. At some car hire agencies drivers below a fixed age limit must pay an additional fee.

Details are available in the hiring terms of the car hire agency. (In point 3 – Entering data and payment – under General Terms and Conditions)

Fuel Information

There are two options:

1. The tank is full when accepted and returned with a full tank. There is a charge for the petrol required to fill the tank.

2. The tank is full when accepted and paid for. The vehicle is then returned with an empty tank. Any remaining petrol will not be reimbursed.

You can find the applicable tanking option in the details of the results list. We have no influence over the tanking option.

This content is for informational purpose only and does not guarantee accuracy or completeness.