The currency in Ireland is the euro. Tipping is discretionary and is usually around 10 percent in restaurants and for table service in pubs. Travel in Ireland is usually safe, although beware of pickpockets and thefts from cars, especially in urban centers. The police are called the Gardaí, and the telephone number for emergency services is 999. As stated above, always be prepared for a sudden change in weather—a raincoat and sweater will come in handy, even during the summer season.