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The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union presents major social, economic and environmental challenges for Ireland. We are working to ensure all Government policies we develop take account of the changes and challenges arising from Brexit.

You can find out more about our policies impacted by Brexit on this page.

Common Travel Area

Under the Common Travel Area (CTA) Irish and British citizens move freely and reside in either jurisdiction and enjoy associated rights and privileges, including the right to live and work, as well as to access healthcare, education, social benefits and the right to vote in certain elections.

The CTA pre-dates Irish and UK membership of the EU and is not dependent on it. The Government of Ireland and the UK Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirming their commitment to maintaining the CTA in all circumstances.

Common Travel Area Information

Construction Products Regulation

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