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Key Documents

To date the Government has released three key Brexit related documents:

The Brexit Contingency Action Plan Update was published on the 9th of July 2019, reflecting the extensive whole-of-Government and EU level work which had taken place, as well as the additional work to be undertaken ahead of the next deadline of 31 October.

The Action Plan emphasises the need for stepped up preparedness measures, by exposed businesses in particular. Key areas for continued work highlight preparing for Budget 2020, additional infrastructure for ports and airports, and a new phase of the Government’s Brexit communications including an intensified engagement programme by Revenue, focussed on individual businesses and including targeted letters and follow-up phone calls.

This document highlights Government's analysis of the impact of a no-deal Brexit under a number of key headings, and identifies a number of specific actions. It follows the publication of the initial Contingency Action Plan in December 2018, previously updated on 30 January 2019. See more here or read the full document below.

Ireland and the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union: The Government’s Approach.

  • This position paper sets out the Government’s approach at the beginning of Phase One Brexit negotiations.
  • It explains the various factors and issues that at play during the negotiations, the three main issues initially identified for negotiation, and outlines Ireland’s position in detail.
  • It provides a comprehensive overview of the steps the Government and its agencies have taken to support business and the economy, and of the All-Island Civic Dialogue’s sectoral concerns. (Published 2 May 2017)

Brexit: Ireland’s Priorities

  • The document outlined the Irish Government’s main priorities and concerns ahead of the Brexit negotiations, and was produced in advance of the triggering of Article 50.
  • The booklet provides an overview of the challenges Ireland is facing as a result of Brexit, extending right across the policy spectrum.
  • Four headline challenges were identified and prioritised by the Government as major political issues, and this document provides greater detail as to why these four areas are top of Ireland’s Brexit agenda. (Published 15 March 2017)

Information Notes

European Commission Documents:

The Negotiation Documents on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom