Aer Lingus travel from UK to Ireland - what ID??Watch
Or it's this bit if you cba scrolling down:
Travel between Ireland and the UK or UK Domestic travel
Citizens of Ireland and the UK must carry some form of official photo identification. The following forms of photo identification are acceptable:
* Valid Passport
* Driver's licence with photo
* International student card
* National ID card / Government issued photo ID cards
* Health Insurance cards with photo / Social security cards with photo
* Bus pass with photo
* Work ID with photo
And they lost my bag.
My uncle got let on with his work photo ID, but it was an NHS one, if that makes any difference.
Irish airports make you go through immigration on arrival even if you're coming from Great Britain, even though there's not supposed to be a border under the rules of the Common Travel Area. I think it's just for security reasons. The reverse is not true - there are no border checks on arrival into the UK from Ireland. You just have to satisfy them that you're a UK/EU citizen - which should theoretically be possible with a driving licence, but I can't say for sure.
It is the individual policy of Ryanair (I don't know of any others that do this) that UK citizens carry a passport to travel on their planes, even if you're going from Stansted to Edinburgh, ie from one part of the UK to another.
An interesting point on the CTA:
The nature of the Irish controls was described by an Irish High Court judge, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, in the following terms:
"The practical result of this is that all persons arriving by air from the United Kingdom face Irish immigration controls. While in theory both Irish and British citizens are entitled to arrive here free from immigration control by virtue of the common travel area, increasingly in practice such passengers who arrive by air from the United Kingdom are required to produce their passports (or, at least, some other form of acceptable identity document) in order to prove to immigration officers that they are either Irish or British citizens who can avail of the common travel area. Whatever about anyone else, Joseph Heller certainly would have approved."
Each airlines website should list the ID they accept for UK bound flights.
Wouldn't trust it one bit