Postage to Ireland

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International Tracked & Signed

Added peace of mind for sending important or valuable items
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Signature on delivery
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

International Tracked & Signed cannot be sent to PO Boxes or Pack Stations, because a signature cannot be captured. This restriction does not apply when items are sent to Africa or the Middle East

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.85
Online from £ 6.85

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.75
Online from £ 8.55

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.50
Online from £ 10.20

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.50
Online from £ 10.20

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International Tracked

Tracked to delivery point for peace of mind
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.75
Online from £ 6.75

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.65
Online from £ 8.45

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
Online from £ 9.80

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
Online from £ 9.80

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International Standard

An affordable service for everyday international mail
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days
  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.70
Online from £ 1.70

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.25
Online from £ 3.05

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

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International Economy

For heavier parcels that don't need to arrive in a hurry
Max 2kg

Features

  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Buy online and print the label at home, or go to a Post Office®

Delivery aims

  • Western Europe in up to 2 weeks
  • Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks
  • North America in up to 6 weeks
  • South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks
  • Australia in up to 12 weeks
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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.00
Online from £ 3.00

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
Online from £ 4.85

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
Online from £ 4.85

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the Republic of Ireland Customs and Brexit

From 1 January 2021, the UK is no longer part of the EU’s single market and customs union and new rules apply. The UK extended the rules which only applied to non-EU postal items before, to include items received from the EU. Similarly, the EU now treats postal items from the UK as it did non-EU items before. This means there may be changes to how you send and receive items from abroad.

As of 1 July 2021, items imported to the EU with a value of €22 or less became liable for VAT.

For more information on how to send goods to EU countries more effectively click here

You are responsible for checking postal restrictions and prohibitions for your destination.

There are rules about what Royal Mail will carry and each country has their own restrictions which may differ, so it’s important to check both.

Check the status of deliveries around the world on our International Incident Bulletin

Can I send it to Ireland?

Check restrictions and prohibitions for posting to Ireland

Don’t send 

  • Liquids over 1l 
  • Alcohol over 24% ABV (rum, whisky, vodka) 

(These are prohibited by Royal Mail

Check restrictions on 

  • Products containing meat, fish or dairy 
  • Vegetable and fruit products 
  • Coffee, teas and spices 
  • Seeds and cereals 

(See the full Ireland prohibitions and restrictions below) 

For more information contact the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. 

TIP: Send food items in their original manufacturer’s packaging if possible. 

Don’t send 

  • Liquids over 1l 
  • Aerosols 
  • Perfumes or aftershaves 
  • Nail varnish, polish or gel 

(These are all prohibited by Royal Mail

Check restrictions on 

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 

(See the full Ireland prohibitions and restrictions below) 

For more information contact the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Check restrictions on 

  • Pharmaceutical products 
  • Medical or surgical instruments 
  • Medicinal products for human use 

(See the full Ireland prohibitions and restrictions below) 

Contact the ROI Department of Health for more information.  

You must use Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed to send the following items: 

  • Cash and coins 
  • Jewellery or precious metals 
  • Bank drafts 
  • Passports 
  • Vouchers with a monetary face value 

Here is an indication of prohibited items for mailing to Ireland. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the AN Post website

Please also refer to the Universal Postal Union - UPU - prohibitions and restrictions full list

You must not send any item addressed to a country in which the item is unlawful or prohibited. When an item is restricted you must comply with the restriction. Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary.

The information below is provided in good faith, but Royal Mail is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.

Please remember that Royal Mail also prohibits and restricts certain categories of items. For more information visit royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Prohibited items

Prohibited products are not permitted in the mail under any circumstances

  • All Live animals
  • Live fish, crustaceans, molluscs, poisonous fish or parts thereof. Fish products containing biotoxins. Dead uneviscerated fish.
  • Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Butter, cream, margarine or milk, where they have been adulterated or impoverished.

The ROI Department of Health should be contacted. Applies only to imports from non-European Community countries.

  • Organic chemicals
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
  • Seal pups' skins
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • Indecent or obscene books.
  • Counterfeits of legal tender notes, consolidated bank notes and fictitious stamps.
  • Indecent or obscene cards.
  • Indecent or obscene photographs.
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts and accessories of such articles
  • All citizen band radios capable of amplitude modulation (A.M.).

Restricted items

The following items must be sent by ‘Registered’ mail - Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed
 

  • Cash & Coins
  • Jewellery or Precious Metals
  • Bank Drafts/Sterling Drafts
  • Passports
  • Vouchers with a monetary face value (excluding Postage stamps are excluded).  

General Note #
The (#) symbol below indicates that the provision only applies to the movement of goods between Ireland and non-European Community Member countries

  • Live animals; animal products

General Note
A permit may be required
For importation from all countries the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry should be contacted for more information.

  • Live animals
  • Bees

A licence from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is required.

  • Meat and edible meat offal. See General Notes Live animals; animal products entry above
  • Animal/poultry carcasses

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry should be contacted.

  • Cetacean (Whale) products

A licence from the Office of Public Works (National Parks and Wildlife Service).

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

A licence from the Department of the Marine is required.

  • Endangered species of marine plant or aquatic life

A permit or certificate is required from the office of Public Works (National Parks and Wildlife Service).

  • Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included. See General Notes Live animals; animal products entry above

The ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry should be contacted.

  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Semen of cattle

The ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry should be contacted.

  • Products of fish, crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates

A licence from the ROI Department of the Marine is required.

  • Semen of: a sheep, goats, swine and horses; b dogs, cats, and all ruminating animals, except cattle, sheep and goats; c domestic fouls, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea-fouls, partridges, pheasants and pigeons.

The ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry should be contacted.

  • Vegetable products

For all items listed below * The ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry should be contacted for further information.

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage.
  • *Bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes dormant, in growth or in flower, chicory plants and roots,  * certain roots may be imported without restriction.
  • *Other live plants (including their roots), cuttings and slips, mushroom spawn and soil samples.
  • *Cut flowers and flower buds of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared.
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • *Tomatoes, fresh or chilled Potatoes, fresh or chilled, frozen or dried.
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • *Grapes, fresh or dried. Apples, fresh
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices. See General Note #
  • Tea: other than in intra-Community trade:

a Unfit for human consumption;
b exhausted or mixed with other substances.

The ROI Department of Health should be contacted.

  • Cereals
  • Cereal seed of second generation (i.e. C 2 seed) is prohibited from all countries.

For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • Hay and straw including hay and straw used for packing. See General Note #

For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

  • Animal or vegetable fats (including lard) and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats, animal or vegetable waxes
  • Fats (including lard) etc

For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

  • Margarine

For further information contact the ROI Department of Health

  • Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • Blood products from animals or carcasses of animals

For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery

Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form; other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; molasses resulting from the extraction or refining of sugar.
A licence from the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is required.

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
  • Animal products, i.e. meat meal, meat and bone meal or bone meal

For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

  • Tobacco products (oral/smokeless)

The ROI Department of Health should be contacted.

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • Peat (including peat litter) whether or not agglomerated. See General Note #

For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

  • Products of the chemical or allied industries
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • Radioactive materials are prohibited to be imported except under licence

A licence is required by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

  • Organic chemicals
  • Organic chemicals (for animals)

Substances having growth promoting effects on animals
These may, in certain cases, be imported under licence from the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry but the latter should be contacted prior to importation in all circumstances.

  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Medical products
  • Medicinal products for human use are prohibited except in accordance with a product authorisation granted by the ROI Minister of Health

The ROI Department of Health should be consulted.

  • Medicinal products being imported from countries other than Member States of the European Community are prohibited except:

a in the case of products for human use, by persons holding an appropriate manufacturing licence granted by the Minister for Health.
b in the case of products for animal use, by persons holding an appropriate manufacturers' licence granted by the National Drugs Advisory Board.

  • Pharmaceutical products (for animals)

Vaccines and sera
a Anti-swine fever serum vaccine
b Aujeszkys disease vaccine
c Fowl pest vaccine
d Gumboro disease vaccine
For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
  • All explosives.

Firearms, ammunition and component parts for the same
A licence from the Department of Justice is required.

Explosives and dangerous substances viz gunpowder, nitroglycerine, dynamite, gun cotton, blasting powders, fulminate of mercury or other metals, coloured flares, fog signals, fireworks, fuses, rockets, percussion caps, detonators, cartridges, ammunition of all descriptions, ammonium nitrate, sodium chlorate, nitrobenzine and potassium nitrate

A licence from the ROI Minister of Justice is required.

  • Matches made with white phosphorous
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Substances having growth promoting effect on animals

For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture

  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
  • Cetacean (Whale) products

A licence from the ROI Office of Public Works (National Parks and Wildlife Service) is required.

  • Endangered species of wild fauna

A permit or certificate is required from the ROI Office of Public Works (National Parks and Wildlife Service).

  • Seal pup skins

A permit or certificate is required from the ROI Office of Public Works (National Parks and Wildlife Service).

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • Coniferous wood

Coniferous woods originating in Canada, United States of America, Japan, China or Korea must be kiln- dried to below 20% moisture content. All other coniferous woods which does not comply with Directive 91/683/EEC, must either be completely devoid of bark or kiln-dried.
For further information contact the ROI Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • Books and periodical publications.

Books and periodical publications which have been made the subject of Prohibitions Orders under the Censorship of Publications Acts 1929 to 1967 are prohibited to be imported except under licence

A licence is required by the ROI Department of Justice.

  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric
  • Wool.

Wool, raw hides and skins are permitted under licence or general authorisation
The ROI department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, should be contacted if further information is required.

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
  • Plate, i.e. articles of gold or silver, with certain exceptions, not bearing Irish Assay marks. See General Note #

The ROI Assay office, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 should be contacted.

  • Coins, counterfeit and imitation – False money, counterfeit sterling and imitation coins.
  • Articles of iron and steel
  • Traps, snares (of iron or steel wire).

Importation of traps, snares etc for filling, taking or trapping wild animals requires a licence from the ROI Office of Public Works (National Parks and Wildlife service).

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts and accessories of such articles
  • Video recordings.

The importation of a video recording which contains a video work for which a prohibition order is in force is prohibited, except under and in accordance with a permit
A permit is required by the ROI Department of Justice.

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof. See General Note #

Clocks and watches, or any article of metal impressed with any mark or stamp representing, or in imitation of any legal assay mark or stamp or purporting by any mark or appearance to be the manufacture of Ireland.

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
  • Firearms, ammunition and component parts for the same

A licence from the Department of Justice is required.

Explosives and dangerous substances viz gunpowder, nitroglycerine, dynamite, gun cotton, blasting powders, fulminate of mercury or other metals, coloured flares, fog signals, fireworks, fuses, rockets, percussion caps, detonators, cartridges, ammunition of all descriptions, ammonium nitrate, sodium chlorate, nitrobenzine and potassium nitrate

A licence from the ROI Minister of Justice is required.

  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles
  • Butane gas lighters

Butane gas lighters of seamless steel are admitted when the average content of each lighter does not exceed 3.725 g of butane and the filling ration is such that at 45˚C the butane container is not more than 95% full. No more than 48 lighters containing a maximum of 180 g of butane gas may be transmitted in one postal packet. The lighters must be without operating levers and tightly packed so as to prevent any movement during transit. Each type of lighter and method of packing must receive individual approval.

Remember to use the correct address format

Dublin and Cork addresses include a one- or two-digit postal district. Write this after the city name. 

Please write 'IRELAND' in capital letters on the last line of the address.

Example: 

Margaret O’Leary 
80 Abbey Street Middle  
DUBLIN 24 
DO1 P8N3 
IRELAND 

Please write the addressee's mobile telephone number on your parcel, in case we need to contact them about their delivery.

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