Latest Brexit news

Revenue publish latest news on the news section of the website. This page shows Brexit news that has been published recently:

11 April 2019

Extension of Article 50 deadline

The European Council and the United Kingdom (UK) agreed an extension of Article 50 until 31 October 2019. This means that Irish businesses have additional time to prepare for the UK leaving the European Union (EU).


If the UK has not ratified the Withdrawal Agreement by 22 May 2019, it will be obliged to hold elections for the European Parliament. If those elections do not take place in the UK, the extension will cease on 31 May 2019.  

It is important that businesses are aware of the impact Brexit will have on them. You will find further information on these impacts in Brexit.

13 March 2019

European Commission no deal guidance notes

The European Commission has issued the following guidance notes on customs procedures and excise movements in case of a no-deal Brexit as follows:

1 February 2019

An update of the Government's Contingency Action Plan is now available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's website. This plan includes some of the key sectoral developments since the Plan was published on 19 December 2018.

21 January 2019

7 December 2018

A customs insights course

Enterprise Ireland have developed an online course entitled 'Brexit: Customs Insights course'. The course helps businesses understand the key customs concepts, documentation and processes required to move goods from, to and through the UK.

The course will provide learners with a firm understanding of the customs implications for their business. It also provides information about the Revenue procedures and authorisations available to make this process more efficient.

You can register for the Customs Insights course on the Enterprise Ireland website.