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Government responds to Brexit: UK-Irish relations report

7 September 2017

The Government has responded to the report of the European Union Committee on Brexit: UK-Irish relations.

The Committee received the response on Tuesday 5 September.


The report considered the implications of the UK exit from the European Union on the UK-Irish relationship. The key areas considered in the report include:

  • The economic implications of Brexit for Ireland, North and South
  • The impact on the Common Travel Area (the right of UK and Irish citizens to reside and work in both countries).
  • The future of the Irish land border.
  • The possible impact of Brexit upon the Northern Ireland peace process and on North-South and East-West relations.

A debate was held on Tuesday 5 September, during which Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth responded on behalf of the Government.

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