General information for visitors and tourists

Ireland General information

Tax refunds

Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 23% on most goods. Cash back is the simplest and most widely used VAT refund service that issues cash refunds on departure for a handling fee. Ask for cash back form when you make your purchase.

Tipping – A small tip is appreciated for good service. Tipping is not usual in pubs and bars. Tip cabs 10% and porters 60c per bag.

Smoking Policy – Under Irish law smoking is not permitted in pubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and all enclosed public buildings.

Foreign exchange, banking facilities

The official currency in Ireland is the euro (EUR). All the major credit cards are accepted in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Currency exchange booths are available at the airport terminals, railway stations, travel agencies, banks and various places in the city. The exchange rates applied may vary. Traveller’s cheques and convertible currency may be exchanged at these facilities. Major credit cards are usually accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops in the city. Obtaining cash against ATM or credit cards is very easy from the ATM cash machines that can be found at almost each bank office, hotel or on the street.

Electricity

The electrical supply in Ireland is 230v 50hz. The plugs and sockets are different from the USA involving a three-pronged formation, the same as those used in the United Kingdom. If your appliances operate on a different current (such as those from North America) you will need a power converter and plug adapter.

Time

Ireland uses Irish Standard Time (IST, UTC+01:00; Irish: Am Caighdeánach Éireannach) in the summer months and Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0; Meán-Am Greenwich) in the winter period.

Temperature

Ireland enjoys relatively cool summers. The daily temperature in August is on average 16 °C. Dublin enjoys reasonable sunshine in August with unpredictable rain showers. These rain showers generally don’t last long, but it is recommended that you have an umbrella or light rain gear to hand.

Liability and insurance

Conference organisers do not in general, accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure to the conference.


Visa and travel

Travel by air

With up to 50 airlines reaching 150 direct destinations Dublin is the ideal location for Internet of Things 4 Food Conference. The airport is located just 12km outside the city. It’s a 10-15min drive from Dublin Airport to the Internet of Things 4 Food Conference Venue – UCD.

For more information on Dublin Airport please visit www.daa.ie

Visa information

You should check whether visa is needed when entering the country. On request, the Organizing Committee will issue invitation letters for visa applications. Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary. Please indicate during the registration if you need a personal invitation to attend the conference. It is important to note that a visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorise its bearer automatically to enter the country.

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