The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union presents unprecedented political, economic and diplomatic challenges for Ireland. The way in which we deal with these challenges will be a major factor in shaping the future of our island and our relationship with Britain for years to come.
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.
Preparations are now underway for the beginning of negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.
This website provides you with a resource to learn about the work the Government is undertaking to protect your interests in the Brexit negotiations, and the steps being taken to get Ireland Brexit Ready.
On this site, you can find out more about developments in the negotiations on the EU-UK future relationship, the Government's most recent engagements, outreach events, and ongoing consultation work on Brexit.
You can find information about the resources and financial supports available from all Government Departments and Agencies to help businesses to prepare for Brexit. You can learn about what Brexit means for you as the negotiations continue, the things that will change and the many things that will stay the same.
You can also access comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions sections, and read Key Documents published by the Government outlining our negotiation strategy and preparations for the potential impacts of Brexit.
This site includes links to a wide range of Government and independent research reports that provide a broad analysis of all key issues and sectors.
Finally, we welcome you to sign up to the Government Brexit Update newsletter service. This regular email alert outlines the latest Irish Government developments on Brexit preparation, outreach and supports.