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Garda Age Card

Age Card Scheme

The Age Card Scheme was introduced as a measure to tackle the sale to and the consumption of alcohol by persons under the age of 18.

It was provided for in Section 40 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act of 1988 was enacted in Statutory Instrument No 4 of 1999 signed on the 19th January 1999 and came into operation on the 19th April 1999.

The current Age Card incorporates the most advanced security features available and was launched on the 24th April 2007.

The new online Age Card ordering and payment process was launched on the 1st January 2011.

To apply for an Age Card visit