Population

4.81 million (2017) 

Official language

Irish Gaelic and English 

Currency

Euro () 

Official Statistics Office

Central Statistics Office 

Annual Book Fairs

Dublin Book Festival is held over 4 days in November.
Dalkey Book Festival is held over 4 days in June. 

Translation Programmes

Literature Ireland’s Translation Grant Programme funds translations of Irish literature from English or Irish into another language. 

VAT on Books

0% for books and 23% on eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System

No

Trade Magazine

Books Ireland Magazine 

Statistics

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: info@ie.britishcouncil.org
Tel: +353 (0)1 676 4088 

Department for International Trade
Email: dit.ireland@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +353 1 205 3700 

Mags WalshCountry Director British Council
Email: mags.walsh@ie.britishcouncil.org  

Conor KennyCreative Industries InvestmentDublin
Email:
Conor.Kenny@fco.gsi.gov.uk  

Publishers
Directory of Irish Publishers (Publishing Ireland) 

Booksellers
Directory of Irish Booksellers (Booksellers Association)