|Card||Use this ATM/Bancomat Machine|
|Visa||AIB, Bank of Ireland, Cashere, National Irish Bank, Ulster Bank & ACCBank ATMs|
|Plus||AIB, Bank of Ireland, Cashere, National Irish Bank & ACCBank ATMs|
|Eurocard||AIB, Bank of Ireland & National Irish Bank and Ulster Bank ATMs|
|MasterCard||AIB, Bank of Ireland & National Irish Bank and Ulster Bank ATMs|
|American Express||AmEx and Cashere ATMs|
|Cirrus||AIB, Bank of Ireland & National Irish Bank ATMs|
Airport ATMs: Bank of Ireland ATMs available at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports
Cheques drawn in Euro on banks located outside IRL are subject to special handling and surcharges. Such cheques are not generally accepted in the retail environment as there is no European cheque clearing system to process them.
Reliability of Payment Networks
It is inadvisable to rely solely on a plastic
card when travelling in any country. The risks include:
Beware when travelling anywhere that the Visa and MasterCard
organizations and their member banks have a poor record in communicating and
enforcing standards, and card rejection problems can arise with cards that
work perfectly well "back home" - due for example, to manufacturing
tolerance variations affecting readability of the magnetic stripe, security
features, the use of PINs at point of sale, etc. The ideal is to bring at
least two cards, (preferably issued by different banks - with one a Visa or
Visa Plus and the other a MasterCard, Cirrus or AmEx), with some travellers
cheques and/or cash for emergencies. Credit cards are slightly more reliable
than debit cards because they can be used for over the counter (ie offline)
cash advances at bank branches, whereas debit cards usually can only be used
in ATMs. Over the counter cash advances often require additional
identification (eg national ID card or passport) and frequently cost more
than ATM withdrawals using the same plastic. Be sure to know your PINs!
*While the Dublin area is reasonably well served with ATMs, the same can't be said for smaller towns and villages where there may be at most one ATM in the locality.
|Lost/Stolen card reporting||from IRL||from Northern Ireland|
|American Express||1-800 282 728||01237-696933*|
|Eurocard / MasterCard||1-800 557 378||0800 964 767|
|Visa||1-800 558 002||0800 895 082|
|Diners Club||1-800 709 944||0800 460 800|
Calls to 1-800 numbers are free and do not require a coin deposit or card at payphones, within IRL. Calls to 0800 numbers are free within Northern Ireland and do not require a coin deposit or card at payphones. *=toll call. Some payphones operators bar calls to 1-800 numbers, in which event you are advised to locate an "eircom" payphone.
There are no exchange controls in Ireland.
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