a VirtualTourist member from Stanford le Hope
I don't know if this has been posted before but I have just learned that tourists from some non Euro Union countries can visit Eire as part of a "Short Stay Waiver programme" from 1st July 2011 for a trial period using their UK visa and ensuring that they landed and cleared Immigration in UK first
click on Visa Waiver programme bottom left of menu.
If it has been posted and discussed apologies but have been travelling!!!