UK and Ireland agree on residency for citizens post-Brexit

UK and Ireland agree on residency for citizens post-Brexit


1 photo
Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Ireland have agreed their citizens will still be able to live and work freely in both countries after Brexit.

The two governments signed a deal Wednesday to continue the U.K.-Ireland common travel area regardless of what the terms of Britain's departure from the European Union end up being.

The date and terms of Brexit are uncertain due to political gridlock in Britain.

But losing the automatic right to live in any EU member country presumably will be a consequence of Brexit for U.K. citizens.

The common travel area has been in existence since the Republic of Ireland won independence from Britain almost a century ago, and predates either country's EU membership.

The agreement means citizens can live, work, study, receive health care and vote in either country.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

Most recent Business stories

Related topics

Business
The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast