The first upmarket, commercial toilets in the country have opened in Clifden, Co Galway.
The six premium public toilets are located in a converted retail unit on Courthouse Square in the centre of town.
It costs €3.50 per visit .
Entrepreneur John Nagle said :
'The 'U-Luu’ pods are premium public-access restrooms. They are contactless, fully automated and overseen by nine full time staff from 9am to 7am seven days a week."
There are also two large showers and three make-up areas for people wanting to spend up to half an hour or more in the pods.
Users will be charged €15 to €20 for access to individual and family shower facilities.
Mr Nagle said his primary market was women as they were more inclined to stay longer and avail of the additional facilities on offer.
The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and parent and child friendly with breast feeding facilities.
Mr Nagle said the new service offers clean, safe and comfortable restroom facilities and sets the standard for how towns and cities are likely to attract visitors to their towns.