General Scheme of Bill

24 January 2019 Introduction While the focus remains on securing an orderly and agreed Brexit, the Government’s Contingency Action Plan recognises that a no deal Brexit would pose unique and unprecedented challenges for the UK, as well as for the EU, including Ireland. Brexit of any kind will mean change and managing a no deal Brexit […]

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Industrial Policy

Industrial Development Miscellaneous Provisions Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Explanatory Note: These provisions will enable Enterprise Ireland to further support businesses through investment, loans and RD&I grants, therefore, limiting the negative effects Brexit could have on vulnerable enterprises. This will assist firms to remain competitive, to innovate in terms of new product and service […]

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Electricity Market Issues

Transitional power to modify licence conditions concerning the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities, Brexit and the Single Electricity Market, etc. Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment General Introduction This new section provides for the modification of electricity licences to ensure that, in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a withdrawal […]

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Education

Student Support Department of Education and Skills General Introduction Part 5 of the Bill will address an issue which may arise in the event of a no-deal Brexit as the UK will no longer be a Member State of the EU. Currently eligible students studying in the UK and UK nationals studying in the State, currently […]

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Taxation

Taxation The purpose of this Part of the bill is to introduce legislative amendments for Taxation. Amendments are being proposed for Income Tax, Capital Tax, Corporation Tax and Stamp Duty legislation in order to ensure continuity for business and citizens in relation to their current access to certain taxation measures including, reliefs and allowances, and the retention of […]

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Financial Services

Financial Services: Settlement Finality (Third Country Provisions) Department of Finance Euronext Dublin, formally known as Irish Stock Exchange, uses a UK based CSD (CREST) operated by Euroclear UK and Ireland to settle trades in Irish equities and exchange traded funds. In a no-deal Brexit scenario, under the CSD Regulation, Euronext Dublin would not be able to continue […]

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Transport

Railway Services Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport The purpose of this Part is to provide for cross border rail services moving between Ireland and a country which is not part of the European Union. Head 1 – Amendment of section 41 of the Railway Safety Act 2005 (International services) Provide forAmendment to substitute the following […]

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Social Insurance

Amendments to the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 2005 Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Introduction This Part sets out proposed amendments to the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 2005 with regard to the continuation of a range of social welfare payments. The amendments set out are intended  to give the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection […]

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Extradition

Amendments to the Extradition Act 1965 to apply the provisions of the 1957 Council of Europe Convention on Extradition One of the key issues identified by the Department of Justice and Equality, in the context of a no deal Brexit, is to ensure that effective extradition arrangements are maintained between Ireland and the UK. In that regard […]

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Immigration

Amendments to the Data Protection Act 2018 The proposed provisions bring immigration and naturalisation within the ambit of rules equivalent in all respects to those in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), e.g. international protection. The proposed provisions seek to facilitate the immediate exchange of data with the UK in the case of a departure of the UK from […]

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Irish Brexit Amending Regulations

Secondary Legislation As set out in the Government’s Contingency Action Plan and in the Update published on 30 January 2019, work has progressed in parallel to the Brexit Omnibus Bill on the required secondary legislation. Today Government noted the 21 issues where secondary legislation is required in a no deal scenario.  Following detailed engagement by […]

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