Here is a simple guide to help you negotiate customs at Cork Airport. There are three customs channels in operation at the airport: Blue, Green and Red.
Passengers whose journey and flight commenced in another EU country do not have to make any declaration to customs on arrival and may proceed directly through the Blue Channel.
Green and Red Channels
Passengers who arrive in Cork:
On flights from non-EU countries, the Canary Islands or the Channel Islands or
From an EU airport on a flight that originated outside the EU
must clear customs in Ireland by going through either the Green or Red Channel.
You should go through the Green Channel if you are sure that you have:
You should go through the Red Channel if you:
Irish Customs and Excise information, including allowances and details of prohibited and restricted goods, is available here.