Do I Need Travel Insurance for Ireland?
If you are a UK resident heading to the Republic of Ireland, you may need Travel Insurance if you want to get cover for things such as lost baggage, missed departure and medical emergencies as well. Also, while you could get some medical assistance with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), it does not cover costs associated with repatriation. In cases such as these, you would need to make sure you have Travel Insurance to avoid expensive bills.
In any case, Ireland is included in the following areas of cover: Europe, Worldwide excl. USA/Canada and Worldwide incl. USA/Canada. So, by getting Holiday Insurance for your trip to the Emerald Island, you can benefit from the same protection in many other countries.