Speed Limits

national roads
regional and local roads
towns and cities

In the Republic and Northern Ireland the maximum speed limit, which is shown in miles, are more or less the same as those in Britain.

  • 30mph (50km/h) in built up areas
  • 60mph (95km/h) outside built up areas
  • 70mph (110km/h) on motorways

On certain roads, which are clearly marked the speed limits are either 40mph (65km/h) or 50mph (80km/h). Where there is no indication the speed limit is 60mph (95km/h). In the Republic, vehicles towing caravans must not exceed 55mph (90km/h) on any road. Speed limits are more strictly enforced in the North than in the Republic.