The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020
on the basis of the Withdrawal Agreement
which was agreed by the European Council on 17 October 2019.
The agreement includes a transition period
until at least 31 December 2020.
During this time, 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.
On 2 March, the EU and the UK began negotiations on a new future relationship agreement which, if agreed, is due to come into effect from 1 January 2021.
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.
Whether you're a concerned citizen or wondering how Brexit may affect your business, the aim of this government website is to help start you getting prepared.
We are working to keep this website up-to-date. Check back regularly, as information is updated as it becomes available.