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An irrevocable trust provides protection from creditors and personal liability. A revocable trust does not. So if you were sued, someone could come after assets in a revocable trust.
However an irrevocable trust can't be changes and so the trustee would have to have the power to convey assets back out of the trust to the grantor (maker) but not the obligation to do so.
An irrevocable trust also needs its own tax ID number since it is a completely separate legal entity. A revocable one just uses the grantors SSN and any income passes through to them directly.