The Euro (€) is the currency in use in Ireland.
Visa and Master Card are all widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country.
Bank Opening Hours – Mon, Tues & Fri 10.00-16.00; Wed 10.30-16.00; Thurs 10.00-17.00hr.

May is considered a mild, temperate month. Showers can occur any time of the year. The average temperature is estimated to be about 15°C.

The conference is being held in the Convention Centre Dublin. Please see the conference venue page for more details.

Electric Current: 240 Volts AV
Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.

All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the European Academy of Forensic Science 2025. The Organising Committee of EAFS 2025 reserves the right to amend and alter the conference programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.

General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 09.00-18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Most major stores/shops open on Sunday – some with reduced opening times from 10.30 to 18.00.

Ireland has introduced a ban on smoking. Smoking is prohibited in public areas within Ireland including all bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues also and you should take note of any signage.

For international delegates, only digital phones with GSM subscriptions and a roaming agreement will work on the island of Ireland. Visitors should consult with their supplier before departure. Networks widely available are Three, Vodafone and Eir.

Tipping at 10% – 12% is a generally accepted practice in restaurants, cafes, taxis and hotel porters. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise this is a discretionary item.

Please see are travel information page for details about how to travel to Ireland, how to get to the venue and how to travel while you are in the city. Click here to view Travel page.

Passports – Visitors are advised to check what form of ID is required with the individual airline, tour operator or travel agent before travelling. In general, a valid passport is recommended ID for all visitors travelling to Ireland.

Visas – Visitors from other countries do require a passport, and it is wise to check with your travel operator whether your originating country requires a visa. Please discuss this with your travel agent and review the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland website for full information.

If you require a visa, you may request a letter of booking confirmation from the conference desk once payment is completed in full for registration. No letter will be issued prior to registration and full payment being completed. It is advisable that you book and pay for accommodation, for the duration of your stay, as part of the registration process. If you book accommodation as part of your registration, this will be confirmed in your confirmation letter from the conference secretariat. If you have booked accommodation separately you should request confirmation of this from your hotel and include it with your visa application.

Note that visa applications can take 8+ weeks for Ireland – please ensure that you apply in time to attend the conference.

You can apply for a visa using the online AVATS process.

Before beginning the online process you should have the following information to hand:
1. Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
2. Details of any previous Irish visa applications
3. Contact details for your host in Ireland
4. Itinerary

Following submission of your online visa application using AVATS, please note that you will also be required to submit a signed summary of your application form, original passport, passport-sized colour photograph, the relevant fee and all supporting documents, to the relevant Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office per your application procedures.

Please note: The above content is only provided as an information tool. We cannot advise with regards your individual visa application or whether further delays may occur or regulations change within governmental procedure without notice.
If you require a Visa to travel into Ireland, you are advised to register and complete your application as soon as possible.  The conference office at Keynote PCO, nor the conference committee, board or any members involved in EAFS 2025 take no responsibility for your application.
All costs for any visa application are the responsibility of the passport holder.