Conferences in Dublin

Why chose Dublin for a conference

Dublin is very accessible and compact, we now have over 60 airlines flying into Dublin from over 180 destinations. We have a variety of venues to chose from and most conference centres are approx. 25 - 35 mins from Dublin airport. Designated offices have been set up to promote conferences in Dublin such as the Meet in Ireland and the Dublin Convention Bureau which specifically offer free and impartial advice, venue finding services, expert local knowledge, meeting planners etc. Other conference organisations are,
  • Dublin is the only EU capital with all day US Pre clearance
  • Dublin Airport is located only 12km from the city centre
  • Ireland is Europe's fastest growing economy for the 2nd year
  • Friendly, helpful hotel staff
  • Great variety of choice of hotels, bars and restaurants.

Croke Park conference venue

RDS conference venue IFSC Convention Centre IFSC Conference Centre Dublin

IFSC Convention Centre

Citywest conference venue

Vat & Tax reclaim - Tax Reclaims for Conferences

New Irish legislation enables VAT reclaims on accommodation costs incurred by conference delegates. A business delegate attending a qualifying conference is entitled to reclaim the VAT paid in respect of accommodation costs incurred while attending that conference.

A qualifying conference means a conference or meeting in the course or furtherance of business organized to cater for 50 or more delegates which takes place at a venue designed for the purposes of hosting 50 or more delegates. The procedure for reclaiming this VAT is as follows:

  • For businesses registered for VAT in Ireland, it can be included as a deduction in their normal bi-monthly VAT return. For businesses established in other EU Member States a claim can be made to the Irish VAT authorities under the Eighth VAT Directive (79/1072/EEC)
  • For businesses established outside the EU, a claim can be made to the Irish VAT authorities under the Thirteenth VAT Directive (86/560/EEC). A system called Tax Back International has been set up to assist companies who have the expertise or resources themselves to maximize their VAT returns, please go to for more details.
  • For more information contact: The Office of the Collector General, Unregistered VAT Repayment Section, River House, Charlotte Quay, Limerick.