WELCOME TO SPEEDLIMITS.IE
Welcome to speedlimits.ie where you will find all the current Special Speed Limit Bye-laws that are in effect in Ireland across the 31 Local Authorities in addition to any current proposals that Local Authorities may have (Public Consultations : Go to Bye-laws and select Proposed Bye-laws)
Since March 2015, Local Authorities are required to set their Special Speed Limit Bye-laws in accordance with The Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits in Ireland. You can download a copy of these Guidelines below.
Upon publication of these Guidelines, Local Authorities were required, by Circular letter RSD 01 of 2015 (see Links), to update their Special Speed Limit Bye-laws within 2 years and then at every 5 years after that. This does not, however, prevent Local Authorities from amending their Special Speed Limit Bye-laws at any time when required.
Soon, in Quarter 4 of 2021, a Speed Limits Appeals Procedure will be introduced whereby any interested party may appeal an existing speed limit to the relevant Local Authority who must then review whether it has been set in accordance with the Guidelines. Should the appellant disagree the decision of the Local Authority, they may escalate the appeal to a Regional Independent Panel for their decision. There is a fee for this Escalation but is fully refundable should the appeal be successful. Full details of the process are available here. Note, this process is not a mechanism for appealing penalties issued for speeding offences.
Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits in Ireland
The Guidelines are structured as follows;
The Structure of Speed Limits (in Ireland)
Managing Speed Limits
The Context for Speed Limits
Setting Speed Limits - General
Setting Speed Limits - Detailed
Roadworks Speed Limits
Appendices; including information about signage and their positioning, legislative provisions etc.