In Ireland, Passport application forms are available from all Garda stations and from Post Offices that provide the "Passport Express" service.
Children under 16 years of age, who are Irish Citizens may be included on a parents' passport at the time of issue and can travel to most countries up to their 16th Birthday without a separate passport. A person over 16 MUST have his/her own passport. A child under 16 years of age can hold a passport in his or her own right with the consent of both parents.
Your passport is a valuable document. You must carry it when travelling abroad, including on visits to other members states of the European Union except the U.K., although it is advisable to bring some form of identification when travelling to the U.K.(Most airlines now require passport ID for travel to the UK) You will often have to produce your passport when registering at hotels
For further up to date information on passports visit www.irlgov.ie website and look for Foreign Affairs, Department of.
Some countries insist that passports must be valid for 6 or more months after the date you are visiting.
You should check if you require a Visa for travel