Everything you want to know about Brexit but are afraid to ask

Everything you want to know about Brexit but are afraid to ask

Merrionstreet.ie have launched a comprehensive guide to how Brexit might affect Ireland and the UK based Irish

On 23 June, the UK electorate will go to the polls to decide whether the UK should remain as a member of the European Union, or if it should leave.

Ireland has a unique perspective and interest in the outcome of the referendum: as the UK’s closest neighbour, sharing a land border; as partners in transforming British-Irish relations in recent years; and as facilitators and co-guarantors of successive agreements aimed at securing peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland.

However, this referendum result is, of course, solely a matter for the UK electorate to decide.
British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens over 18 who are resident in the UK, along with UK nationals living abroad who have been on the electoral register in the UK in the past 15 years can register to vote in the UK referendum on 23 June.

The Irish Government News Service have compiled a comprehensive online info centre at Merrionstreet.ie


There you’ll find heaps of useful information including an archive of speeches on Brexit by ministers such as Enda Kenny and Charlie Flanagan. You’ll also find the answers to such questions as:

  • What is the Irish Government’s position on the upcoming referendum in the UK?
  • Why does the Government want the UK to remain in the EU?
  • What happens if the UK votes to remain in the EU?
  • Will there be customs posts along the border with Northern Ireland?
  • Would Irish people in the UK lose benefits if the UK votes to remain in the EU?
  • If the UK leaves the EU, will Ireland leave too?

If you are looking for more information about the campaign, check out these Twitter accounts that will be posting about this referendum over the coming weeks:

@IrelandEmbGB – Ireland’s embassy to the UK
@danmulhall – Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK

You may also be interested in some of our other articles on Brexit, which we have compiled for your here:

The Irish World – Brexit

This features various opinions on the matter, including those from Enda Kenny, Nigel Lawson and Michael O’Leary


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