Getting Business Brexit Ready [Feb 2019]

Getting Business Brexit Ready As it stands, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union as of 11pm on Friday, 29 March 2019. As of 30 March 2019, the UK will be a third country. If the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified before 30 March 2019, most of the legal effects of Brexit will apply […]

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Data Protection Guidance (Irish DPC)

Guidance on Transfers of Personal Data from Ireland to the UK in the Event of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit 08th February 2019 A. Are you an Irish company that transfers personal data to the UK (including Northern Ireland)? See below a non-exhaustive list of examples of ways you might be transferring data to a UK-based company […]

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Update 30 Jan 2019

Update to Contingency Action Plan 30 January 2019 Since the publication of the Contingency Action Plan on 19 December 2018, the Government has continued to intensify its preparations for a no deal scenario across a range of sectors. Cabinet has been taking key decisions to advance the implementation of our Brexit preparations. This month Cabinet […]

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Q&A Dec 2018 [EU]

MEMO 19 December 2018 Questions and Answers:  (no deal Brexit) This present document is for information purposes only.  Citizens & social security 1. What will be the legal situation of UK nationals resident in the EU in case of no deal? Can they continue to work in their Member State of residence and travel freely across […]

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Government’s Approach

Approach The Government regrets that as yet the Withdrawal Agreement agreed between the EU, including Ireland, and the UK has not been approved by the British Parliament. It continues to believe that it represents the bestoption for both the UK and the EU. The Government recognises that, given the proximity of the formal date for […]

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Overview and Context

Overview A no deal Brexit would mean that on 29 March 2019 the UK’s status under EU law would change from that of an EU Member State to that of a third  country with no trade or cooperation agreements in place with the EU. The transition period, as provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement, would […]

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EU Level Policy and Engagement

Response and Engagement Many of the actions aimed at mitigating the effects of a no deal outcome will be taken at the EU level as they involve areas of EU competence and sectors regulated by EU law. The EU has already published 81 sectoral notices with detailed guidance on planning for a no deal Brexit. […]

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Ports and Staffing

Preparing our Ports and Airports for a no deal Brexit In the case of a no deal scenario, goods entering the EU from the UK will be treated as imports from a third country and goods leaving the EU to the UK will be treated as exports. All relevant EU legislation on imported goods and […]

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Legislation

Legislation At a national level intensive work has been undertaken across Government to screen all Irish legislation currently in force to identify areas where legislative amendments will or may be required in the context of a no deal Brexit. A committee of senior officials is drawing up proposals for the drafting and enactment of the […]

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Financial Services

Financial Services The Central Bank has the statutory responsibility for financial stability and has been working with the Department of Finance on Brexit-related issues since before the UK Referendum. The Department of Finance engages onan ongoing basis with the Central Bank and the NTMA on issues relevant to financial stability and financial services. The Central […]

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EU Funding

EU Funding Programmes The Irish Government has been clear and consistent in its commitment to the successful completion of the current PEACE and INTERREG programmes and to a new programme post-Brexit. This ambition is nowreflected in concrete proposals from the Commission. The draft Withdrawal Agreement provides for the completion of the current programmes without interruption. […]

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Common Travel Area

Common Travel Area The Common Travel Area is a long-standing arrangement between the UK and Ireland which means Irish citizens can move freely to live, work, and study in the UK on the same basis as UK citizens and vice versa. It is an arrangement that is valued on both islands. Both the Government of […]

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Justice and Security

Justice and Security From the outset of this process, we have identified a number of areas in the  Justice area that are particularly important to ongoing cooperation between the UK and Ireland, and have been taking steps to mitigate the effect of a UK withdrawal from the EU as much as possible. The areas in […]

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Transport

Connectivity The Government’s key priority is to take all the necessary and possible steps to ensure that trade, including priority imports, can continue to flow with the UK as a third country. The changes required to manage east-west trade flows in a no deal Brexit scenario will require a concerted response from the EU, from […]

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Trade

Trade Reports commissioned by the Government and undertaken by the ESRI/ Department of Finance and by Copenhagen Economics, provide evidence to demonstrate that the macroeconomic and trade implications for Ireland of a no deal Brexit will be pronounced with differentiated impacts on certain sectors and companies, depending on their level of exposure to the GB […]

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Government Supports

Government Supports for Business In 2017 and 2018, over €450 million was allocated in dedicated businesssupports, including Budget 2018’s €300 million Brexit Loan Scheme for Business. As of December, over 280 businesses were approved for loans under this scheme, 58 of which have progressed to sanction to a value of €13.43 million. More than 3,500 […]

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Retail

Retail The Retail Consultation Forum, chaired by the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation, is the main vehicle through which Government engages with the retail sector. Since 2014, the Forum has provided a  platform for structured engagement between the retail sector and relevant Government Departments on key issues of concern relating to thedevelopment and performance […]

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Tourism

Tourism Brexit has already had an impact on the tourism sector and additional funding of €7.7m has been allocated to the tourism agencies to ensure that the sector is Brexit ready. In this context, Fáilte Ireland will implement a programme which places a focus on retaining business from Northern Ireland and Britain whilst also offering […]

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Agri-Food and Fisheries

Agri-Food and Fisheries A key priority in this area is to minimise disruption to Irish exports and  imports to and from the UK and to ensure the current ease of access to the Single Market is maintained. As part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s contingency  planning, it continues to explore the […]

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Medicines

Medicines fAs part of a whole of Government response to Brexit, the Department of Health is working to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated set of preparations to ensure continuity of health services and supply of medical products in a no deal Brexit. This work involves the Department and its key agencies including the HSE and […]

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Data

Data When the UK leaves the EU, it will become, in EU terms, a third country.  Data protection and sharing is governed within the EU by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). That means that the transfer of personal data to the UK will be subject to the rules on international transfers set out in […]

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Climate

EU Climate Policy A no deal scenario has the potential to impact the efficient functioning of two  important EU climate policy instruments: the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) and the quota system for the placing on the market of hydrofluorocarbons. Under a no deal scenario the UK will no longer participate in the EU […]

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Energy

Energy The administrations in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK have cooperated  actively on energy policy for many years and the stated preferred intention is that they will continue to do so, where possible and mutually beneficial. There has been sustained political commitment in each jurisdiction to the  development of competition in the energy sectors […]

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Revenue Seminar for Customs Agents

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Revenue Customs Seminar [Jan 2019]

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