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Ireland


Alcohol limits

Maximum blood alcohol content [g/l]

0.5g/l

Standard drivers Maximum penalties on conviction for drink or drug driving is €5 000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

0.2g/l

Novice drivers Maximum penalties on conviction for drink or drug driving is €5 000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

0.5g/l

Professional drivers Maximum penalties on conviction for drink or drug driving is €5 000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2011/82/EU) is provided by the national authorities in the country concerned. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.