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Ireland

Competent Ministry

Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation
23 Kildare Street
IE - DUBLIN 2
T. +353 1 631 2121
info@djei.ie
http://www.djei.ie


Authorised Assay Office

Assay Office
Dublin Castle
IE - DUBLIN 2
T. +353 14 75 12 86
hallmark@assay.ie
http://www.assay.ie

Country profile

Last updated on 18-07-2019

The information provided in the table below serves a purely informative purpose and does not have any official or legal status (see disclaimer).  To ascertain that the information is still correct and up-to-date, please contact the authorised Assay Office.

Status Contracting State
Control system Compulsory
Legal precious metals & standards of fineness*
Platinum Gold Palladium Silver
999 999 999 999
- 990 - -
950 916 950 958
900 833 500 925
850 750 - 800
600 585 - -
- 417 - -
- 375 - -
Weight exemptions**
Platinum Gold Palladium Silver
- - - -
Recognition of marks
CCM Yes
Other marks Not specified

* Standards may differ from those recognised under the Convention
** N/A under Convention rules

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The Hallmarking (Amendment) Act 2019 which was signed by the President of Ireland on 14 February 2019 provides for the inclusions of palladium as a precious metal and updates the standards of fineness provisions for precious metals. The relevant provisions in the Act will become operational when the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation signs the commencement order for the Act later this year. Work on the preparation of the draft Commencement Order is currently under way along with legal scrutiny of 3 draft pieces of secondary legislation which, when signed, will give the relevant provisions in the 2019 Act legal effect.

There are no provisions for weight exemptions in Irish legislation governing the application of Hallmarking controls and standards.  

Control marks