International Driving Permit

International Driving Permit

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Posted Mon 30 May 2022 4:26 PM
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Hi folks,
This website says that an IDP is required for anyone without a "a full valid national driving licence"
(see this page https://www.ireland.com/en-ca/plan-your-trip/travel/getting-around-ireland/  )
BUT when we landed in Dublin from Canada with our IDPs in hand, the Hertz rental car desk attendant looked at us funny and said no, an IDP isn't necessary.
Can anyone clarify the discrepancy?
It was a pain to get and cost us $50 CA.
Why would this site say it's needed if it's not?
Thanks!
Rhonda.
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Posted Tue 31 May 2022 8:45 AM
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Hi Rhonda,

Sorry for the confusion here.

This checklist is a starting point to help visitors check what is required to drive on the island depending on their situation, the vehicle they will be driving, and where they are traveling to.

We hope that this start didn't impact the rest of your trip and that you were able to visit all the places you wanted. 

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