Ireland’s public roads are 96,602 km long. Of which with a hard surface – 91.145 km. The length of the motorways is 1,224 km.

Turn left in Ireland   .

Toll roads

In Ireland, a fee is charged for using certain road sections, bridges and tunnels. It is a crime in Ireland to refuse to pay tolls. Fine of up to € 1,270 .https: //www.google.com/maps/d/embed? Mid = 1skmjIlK7LJP6_cESalGgfneoKgoZ6o7R

M50  barrier-free

The  M50 motorway  runs around Dublin and crosses the main radial routes M1, M2, N3, N4, N7 and N11. Barrier-Free is located between point 6 (M50 / N3 Blanchardstown) and point 7 (M50 / N4 Lucan).

There are currently  no cash points on the  M50 . Unregistered users must pay the fee by 8:00 p.m. the next day after the trip. Tariffs for 2020:

 vehicleNot registeredDay registeredVideo registered
motorcycles– –– –– –
Cars
(up to 8 passengers)
€ 3.10€ 2.10€ 2.60
Buses and minibuses
(over 8 passengers)
€ 4.00€ 2.90€ 3.50
Transporter (empty weight up to 2.0 t)€ 4.00€ 2.90€ 3.50
Transporter (empty weight from 2.0 t to 10.0 t)€ 5.30€ 4.30€ 4.80

If payment is not made by 8:00 p.m. the next day after your trip, a € 3.00 penalty will be added to the amount owed.

If you fail to pay the fare and the € 3.00 fine within the next 14 days, the fine increases to € 41.50.

Failure to pay the full amount for the next 56 days will result in an additional fine of € 104.

If you fail to pay the full amount after this period, the case will be referred to the court.

Further information:  eFlow 

Payment methods for unregistered users

Payment can be made as follows (stating the registration number of the vehicle):

  • on the Internet at www.eflow.ie
  • by phone by credit card to local call 1890 50 10 50 / from UK 0845 301 5405 / international call +800 50 10 50 11
  • in cash at Payzone branded stores across the country

M1  Gormanston – Monasterboice

The  M1 motorway  (Gormanston – Monasterboice) is in the east of Ireland and runs through counties Meath and Louth. The length of the toll road section is approx. 30 km (between points 7 and 18).

Motorway map Ireland M1

Tariffs for 2020:

 vehiclevaluation
Motorcycles (over 50cc)1.00 €
cars1.90 €
Buses and minibuses€ 3.40
Transporters up to 3.5 t€ 3.40

Further information:  Celtic Roads Group 

M3  Clonee – Kells

The M3  (Clonee – Kells) motorway  is in the north east of Ireland. The toll booths are located between points 5 (Dunboyne) and 6 (Dunshaughlin) and between points 9 (north of Navan) and 10 (Kells).

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Schema des Mautabschnitts auf der Autobahn M3  (956 Kb).Tarife für 2020:

 FahrzeugBewertung
Motorräder (über 50cc)0,80 €
Autos1,50 €
Busse und Kleinbusse2,20 €
Transporter bis 3,5 t2,20 €

Weitere Informationen : EuroLink 

M4 Kilcock – Kinnegad

Die Autobahn M4 (Kilcock – Enfield – Kinnegad) liegt im Osten Irlands und führt durch die Grafschaften Meath, Westmeath und Kildare. Die Länge der mautpflichtigen Straße beträgt ca. 35 km (zwischen den Punkten 8 (Kilcock) und 10 (östlich von Kinnegad)).Tarife für 2020:

 FahrzeugBewertung
Motorräder (über 50cc)1,50 €
Autos2,90 €
Busse und Kleinbusse4,40 €
Transporter bis 3,5 t4,40 €

Weitere Informationen : EuroLink 

M6 Galway – Ballinasloe

The  M6  (Galway – Ballinasloe) motorway is in the west of Ireland. The length of the toll road is approx. 13.5 km (between points 15 (west of Ballinasloe) and 16 (Loughrea)).

Scheme of the toll section on the M6 ​​motorway   (800 Kb). Tariffs for 2020:

 vehiclevaluation
Motorcycles (over 50cc)1.00 €
cars1.90 €
Buses and minibuses€ 3.40
Transporters up to 3.5 t€ 3.40

M7  /  M8  Portlaoise – Cullahill

The  motorway  M7  /  M8  (Portlaoise – Castletown / Portlaoise – Cullahill) is located in Ireland in County Laois. On the  M7 motorway  , you pay for the section between points 18 (west of Portlaoise) and 21 (Borris-In-Ossory). And the section between points 3 (Rathdowney) on the  M8  and 18 (Portlaoise West) on the  M7  .

Scheme of the toll section on the M7 / M8 motorway   (1.2 Mb). Tariffs for 2020:

 vehiclevaluation
Motorcycles (over 50cc)1.00 €
cars1.90 €
Buses and minibuses€ 3.40
Transporters up to 3.5 t€ 3.40

Payment options

  • Cash payment can be made both on automatic lanes (if the exact amount is available in coins) and on the lanes served by the operator.
  • Credit cards – VISA or MASTERCARD.

More information:  MidLink 

M8  Rathcormac – Fermoy

The  M8  (Rathcormac – Fermoy) motorway is located in the south west of Ireland in County Cork. The toll road is about 15 km north of Dunkettle (between Fermoy South and 17 Watergrasshill).

Motorway map Ireland M8

Tariffs for 2020:

 vehiclevaluation
Motorcycles (over 50cc)1.00 €
cars1.90 €
Buses and minibuses€ 3.40
Transporters up to 3.5 t€ 3.40

Payment options

Payment can be made in cash both on automatic lanes (if the exact amount is available in coins) and on the lanes served by the operator.

Kreditkarten werden derzeit nicht für Reisen akzeptiert .

Weitere Informationen : Direkte Route 

Umgehungsstraße N25 Waterford City

Die Autobahn N25 (Waterford) befindet sich im Südosten Irlands in der Nähe der Stadt Waterford.

Motorway map Ireland N25

Schema des Mautabschnitts auf der Autobahn N25  (1,2 Mb).Tarife für 2020:

 FahrzeugBewertung
Motorräder (über 50cc)1,00 €
Autos1,90 €
Busse und Kleinbusse3,40 €
Transporter bis 3,5 t3,40 €

Zahlungsmöglichkeiten

  • Barzahlung kann sowohl auf automatischen Fahrspuren (sofern der genaue Betrag in Münzen verfügbar ist) als auch auf den vom Betreiber bedienten Fahrspuren erfolgen.
  • Kreditkarten – VISA oder MASTERCARD.

Weitere Informationen : SouthLink 

Land with special payment

The East-Link Toll Bridge is located on the docks in Dublin.

East Link Bridge in Dublin

Bridge coordinates:  Google Maps  ,  Google Earth  . Tariffs for 2020:

 vehiclevaluation
motorcycles– –
Cars (up to 8 passengers)€ 1.40
Buses and minibuses (over 8 passengers)€ 2.10
Transporter (empty weight up to 2.0 t)€ 2.10
Transporter (empty weight from 2.0 t to 10.0 t)€ 2.85
  • Cash payment can be made both on automatic lanes (if the exact amount is available in coins) and on the lanes served by the operator.
  • Credit cards – VISA or MASTERCARD.

Further information:  Egis Projects 

Dublin port tunnel

The Dublin Port Tunnel is located in Dublin and connects the  M1 motorway  (south of Dublin Airport) to the port area.

Tunnel in the port of Dublin

Bridge coordinates:  Google Maps  ,  Google Earth  .

Fees apply to cars, taxis, motorcycles, and vans / light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tons.

Tunnel construction in the port of Dublin   (925 Kb). Tariffs for 2020:

Direction of movementTimevaluation
southMon-Fri from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.€ 10.00
the rest of the time3.00 €
NorthMon-Fri from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.€ 10.00
the rest of the time3.00 €

Further information:  Dublin Port Tunnel 

Limerick tunnel

The Limerick Tunnel is located in the west of Ireland on the outskirts of the city of Limerick.

Ireland Limerick Tunnel map

Direction of travel through the Limerick Tunnel   (1 Mb).

Tunnel coordinates:  Google Maps  ,  Google Earth  . Tariffs for 2020:

 vehiclevaluation
Motorcycles (over 50cc)1.00 €
cars1.90 €
Buses and minibuses€ 3.40
Transporters up to 3.5 t€ 3.40

Further information:  Limerick Tunnel 

Ireland road map

Ireland road map

 Road map of Ireland  in JPEG format (1.4 MB).

Rush hour traffic rules in Ireland

Speed ​​limit

Speed ​​limits in Ireland

Standard speed limits in Ireland (unless otherwise stated on signs). Cars and Motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the way – 100 km / h
  • on the highway – 120 km / h

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the way – 80 km / h
  • on the highway – 80 km / h

The local authorities can temporarily set certain speed limits for certain road sections.

Speed  Limits in Ireland – ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2004 in English (373 KB).

The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries

alcohol

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level since mid-2011 is  0.5 ‰  (previously 0.8 ‰).

As of March 5, 2007, the fine for drunk driving has been increased and can   amount to € 5,000 .

All drunk driving convictions include a mandatory license revocation for a period of 1 to 3 years. And for repeated violations from 2 to 6 years.

For drivers with less than 2 years of experience, the permitted blood alcohol level is 0.2 ‰.

Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dimmed headlights

The use of a low beam during the day is only necessary in poor visibility conditions.

In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?

Transportation of children

Children under 3 years of age are only allowed to travel if they use child restraint systems that are suitable for their weight. They may be transported in front of the vehicle provided the airbag is deactivated.

Children from 3 years old, up to 150 cm tall and weighing less than 36 kg (i.e. generally children under 11/12 years of age) must use a child seat or booster that is appropriate for their weight.

The fine is € 60. If the case goes to court and you are found guilty, the fine is € 800.

Child safety in the car   – additional information on the safe transport of children in the car in English (1.2 MB).

Requirements for the transport of children in light vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers   .

It is the driver’s legal responsibility to ensure that all passengers under the age of 17 are using child seats, boosters, or seat belts properly.

The fine for violations is € 60. If the case goes to court and you are found guilty, the fine will be € 800.

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to use a telephone device while the vehicle is in motion, except when making an emergency call (999 and 112).

The fine is € 60. If the case goes to court and you are found guilty, the fine can be up to € 2,000.

It is not illegal to use a telephone device equipped with a technical device that enables hands-free communication. However, doing so can lead to a loss of concentration and cause a street emergency.

Penalty for careless driving – 80 €. Careless driving –  legal proceedings  .

Using a mobile phone while driving  in English (343 Kb).

Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.

Punish

Minor violations will result in a fine in the form of a flat fee and the penalty points indicated in the driver’s license. More serious violations can be charged in court.

Information on penalty points received by foreign drivers is stored in a separate database. If such a driver later applies for an Irish driver’s license, these penalty points will be added to that driver’s license.

Once you have been informed of the flat-rate fine, you have 28 days to pay it. If you fail to pay the fine during this period, the amount will increase by 50% and you will have an additional 28 days to pay the increased fine. If the fine remains unpaid afterwards, the case will be referred to the court. Fines for some traffic violations in Ireland:

violationPenalty pointsFixed punishment
About speed280 €
Dangerous overtaking280 €
Cross a solid white line280 €
Failure to comply with traffic light requirements280 €
Failure to comply with traffic rules at a level crossing280 €
Traffic in the opposite direction on the highway280 €
Driving on a freeway280 €
Do not drive   on the left side of the roadone60 €
Driving on a sidewalk or bike pathone60 €
Failure to comply with a police officer’s request to stopone60 €
Failure to comply with compliance280 €
Failure to comply with the requirements of prohibition signs or road markingsone60 €
Failure to comply with the requirement to turn left at the entrance to the roundaboutone60 €
Failure to meet the requirement for a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front280 €
Illegal entry into a one-way streetone60 €

Full table of fines in Ireland  effective August 3, 2012 in English (352 KB).

Useful information

petrol

Unleaded petrol (95) and diesel are available in Ireland. Lead petrol and liquefied petroleum gas are very rare.

On the territory of the country, it is allowed to transport it in a car in cans.

Emergency numbers

  • European emergency number – 112
  • Police, ambulance, fire brigade – 999

Compulsory equipment

Equipment  You  Must Have in Your Car:

  • Warning triangle

Requirements for equipment that must be present in the car in various European countries.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires is optional in Ireland.

spikes

Studded tires are permitted with a maximum speed of 112 km / h on motorways and 96 km / h on normal roads.

Anti-slip chains

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Recommended equipment and other rules

It is recommended that you equip your vehicles with a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit and a set of spare bulbs. The use of a reflective vest is also recommended when getting out of the vehicle in an emergency. If you wear glasses, it is recommended that you have spare glasses in your car.

Some level crossings have manual barriers that the driver has to open and close himself.

The function for displaying the location of cameras at a fixed speed in GPS-based navigation software must be deactivated.

Use, storage and transport Radar detector forbidden  . If found, confiscated by the police.