There are three types of water which can be bottled (or packaged). Choose a link below to access legislation and further information:
Importation of Bottled Water
There are no restrictions on the importation of bottled water from outside the EU, other than that the bottled water meets the relevant legal requirements set out in the sections above and are labelled in accordance with EU rules including, where appropriate, those contained in Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011. Health Certificates are not required.
Production of bottled water in Ireland is subject to compliance with European Communities (Hygiene of foodstuffs) Regulations, 2006 (S.I. No. 369 of 2006) which gives effect to Regulation 852/2004/EC on the hygiene of foodstuffs. You can find more information on the hygiene rules in our legislation section
Standards and Guides
Get information on and access standards and guides on bottled water
Last reviewed: 13/6/2018