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.
Construction Products Regulation
Do you manufacture CE-marked construction products?
Are you a builder, specifier, certifier or construction professional and use CE- marked construction products as part of your work?
Or maybe you are an importer, distributor or authorised representative of CE-marked construction products.
If so, Brexit might impact you with regard to the Construction Products Regulation.
The Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR) is European Union (EU) legislation that sets out rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. It is aimed at reducing technical barriers to trade and ensuring the free movement of certain construction products within the EU.
- The Government's website
There is a single Government website capturing all the key information you need to know about Brexit. Whether you're a business, or a concerned citizen, go to gov.ie/brexit. It includes information about the resources and financial supports available from all Government departments and agencies to help businesses to prepare for Brexit.
- Brexit - Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment