Brexit information and supports


On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a referendum. The UK leaving the EU is known as ‘Brexit’ (short for ‘Britain’ and ‘exit’). Read more in our document What is Brexit?

Brexit will have wide-ranging implications for Ireland, and the Government is making extensive preparations for it. This document outlines the main sources of information and support. It will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Brexit Omnibus Act

The Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 (also known as the Brexit Omnibus Act) aims to prepare Ireland for a disorderly Brexit (also called a "no-deal Brexit"). The Act is made up of 15 parts and crosses the remit of 9 Government ministers. Each part will be commenced by the individual minister at the appropriate time.

Irish sources of Brexit information and support has a dedicated Brexit information page with advice and information for businesses and individuals on Brexit and Business and Brexit and You.

@BrexitReadyIRL is the main Government Twitter account for Brexit news.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has a section of its website dedicated to Brexit. This includes:

It also covers the Government's Contingency Action Plan for a "no-deal" Brexit.

You can keep up with developments on the Department's Brexit News and information section, which includes an option to sign up for the Government's Brexit newsletter.

Revenue has published information about trade facilitation and customs procedures for trade with the UK after Brexit. It has been running a series of Brexit information seminars in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) and has published the presentation (pdf) used at these seminars. It also offers an email query service for specific queries in relation to Brexit and customs matters.

Other important sources of information include:

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has set up a Brexit Call Centre for queries.

You can call 076 106 4443 or email

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has published Brexit-related FAQs.

You can contact the DEASP customer information team directly at or call (071) 919 3302 or 1890 66 22 44.

You can also read our documents What is Brexit? and Brexit and you.

EU Commission information

The EU Commission website has detailed information on Brexit, including:

You can subscribe to Brexit update emails from the EU Commission.

UK information

The UK has published a wide range of Brexit information on This includes:

You can sign up to regular Brexit updates from

Page edited: 4 November 2019