I recently gave a dig out to somebody by registering a .ie domain for them. Total time from initial application to finally getting the domain up and running (e.g. getting the IEDR to update the nameservers) was 40 days!! Even I can’t believe it when I count it up.
Even if I generously lop of ten days to allow for some delays on my part in responding, this really is atrocious, and we pay a premium price of â‚¬95.59 for this service.
They farcically recommend you use a reseller, but when I tried to register initially via hostireland, I got bounced straight back to the IEDR, who required me to fax (yes fax, not email) in a justification.
My advice, stick to godaddy.com and register any kind of domain you want for $9.95, in seconds.