Recommendations For Turists And Safety Situation
As far as the situiation for tourists is concerned, this is quite favourable, no special danger is menacing. Nevertheless, we recommend you to follow basic rules of safety, i.e. to protect your personal belongings with travel documents and financial means. You are advised to park with your vehicle on reserved and safe places only. Do not leave valuable subjects in the vehicle, and use the possibility of hotel safe, and do not leave valuable subjects, financial means and travel documents in hotel room, and do not camp outside reserved spaces.
The holders of driving licence, issued by European Union Member States, are entitled to drive their motor vehicle in Ireland, in harmony at validity of their national driving licence. The security of the respective vehicle is necessary to be proved by means of so called „green card“. Provided the foreigners have the intention to stay in Ireland for a period longer than 185 days of the year, they are obliged to ask for a change of their driving licence for the Irish one (driving licence), whereas the practical driving tests as well as the tests of teoretaical knowledge are not obligatory.
The foreigners who have the intention to stay in the country for more than 185 days of the year, they are obliged to register their vehicle at Irish traffic plate. As long term stay, it is understood a period, exceeding 185 days of the year. So, the owner of the vehicle is obliged, in such case, to apply for the registration till the end of the following working day, after importation of the vehice to Ireland, namely, at Revenue Commissioners/Vehicle Registration Office, in accordance with his permanent stay. The registration undergoes a fee, including subsequent car insurance at Irish Security Office. More information could be obtained on web-sites: www.revenue.ie.
Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.