Ireland has had a chequered relationship with condoms and we've only been able to legally purchase them without prescription since 1985.
While the embarrassment factor still exists for some consumers, the major barrier for many is cost, with numerous surveys showing that Ireland has the highest costs of any country in Europe.
However expensive they are, though, it's a damn sight cheaper than the cost of raising a dozen children or the discomfort of dealing with an STD.
Thankfully, the good people at €uro 2 will sell you a three pack of Durex for just €2.
Best €uro 2 €2
Avoid Boots €3.99
contact €uro 2 stores nationwide