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Brexit Update

Further information on Brexit related requirements, advice and support for individuals and businesses is available on gov.ie.

Brexit & You

The UK left the EU on Friday 31 January 2020 on the terms set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

On 24 December 2020, the EU and UK negotiating teams reached agreement in principle on a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which came into effect from 1 January 2020. The Agreement provides for tariff-free, quota-free trade and for sectoral cooperation in a number of important areas. 

It is important to note that even with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement in place, Brexit has fundamentally changed the EU’s relationship with the UK., The UK is now outside the EU Single Market and Customs Union. 

Under the Common Travel Area (CTA), Irish and British citizens will continue to move freely and reside in either jurisdiction and enjoy associated rights and entitlements. Both the Government of Ireland and the UK Government have committed to maintaining the CTA in all circumstances. For more information, please visit our CTA page.

The Government has published a range of practical advice to help businesses and citizens around the country to prepare for Brexit. This latest information is hosted at gov.ie/brexit.