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Getting Ireland Brexit Ready

Following the completion of the ratification process in the EU and the UK, the UK left the EU on Friday 31 January 2020.

Although no longer a member of the EU, the Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period up to 31 December 2020. During this transition, EU rules and regulations will continue to apply to the UK and the UK will remain part of the EU's Single Market and Customs Union. There will be no immediate changes for citizens and businesses in their day-to-day dealings.

No matter what the final shape of Brexit looks like, the decision of the UK to leave the EU will result in some changes, both here in Ireland and for our EU partners, which we will continue to prepare for. It is important that businesses continue to plan and prepare for Brexit and the change it will bring.

Since the UK took the decision to leave the EU, the Government has put in place a number of supports to help businesses, of all shapes and sizes and across all sectors of the economy, to prepare for Brexit.

Whether you are a local business or a major multinational, there are a number of steps that you can take now for your business to ensure that you're Getting Brexit Ready.

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 on the Government's main website at