The following procedures, concerning the return of greyhounds returning from the U.K., have been approved by Rásaíocht Con Éireann
UK Greyhounds: U.K. form must be procured and updated on the Irish Identity Card by Rásaíocht Con Éireann’s Regulation Department before such greyhounds are accepted for trials or racing in Ireland. This provision will not apply to U.K. trained greyhounds competing in events, with Special Authority granted by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (G.B.G.B.).
Graded UK Greyhounds: Greyhounds arriving from the U.K. or any other racing jurisdiction will have to successfully complete at least two official qualifying trials, over the distance that it is intended to race the greyhound in Ireland before being accepted for racing. In the case where it is intended to race over long distance races, two trials over the 525 yards distance will suffice.
Raced and unraced greyhounds that have previously qualified for racing at Rásaíocht Con Éireann licensed Stadia, returning from the U.K., with a sole entry of a Sales Trial in their Identity Card, will be exempt from completing two official qualifying trials, but the Identity Card for such a greyhound must be verified by Rásaíocht Con Éireann's Regulation Department before such greyhounds are accepted for trials or racing in Ireland.