Brexit updates for Irish returning from Britain

 

There is still some uncertainty as to the implications of Brexit, especially in the event of a no-deal Brexit. We, alongside our Emigrant Support Programme funded partners continue to raise our concerns about the situation for Irish emigrants in the UK. In advance of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, we’ve put together this list of useful updates for any Irish emigrants returning to Ireland from the UK:

Rights of Irish citizens in the UK

Social Security

Driving

Health

Travel

Education

Qualifications

  • Government of Ireland announced – Post-Brexit, there may be implications for individuals working in Ireland or another EU Member State who obtained Professional Qualifications  in the UK, or who seek to have a qualification recognised after UK withdrawal from the EU. However, if you have already had these qualifications recognised by the relevant regulator, there will be no change and you can continue to practise in Ireland or elsewhere in the EU. (03.2019)

Irish Government’s new Bill

We’ll be updating these links as new information arises. We do however recommend that you visit official sources of information from the British Government and the Irish Government. The website of the Citizens Information is also a useful source of Brexit related information.

For general information on returning to Ireland see here.