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Brexit and cross-border workers on the island of Ireland

Posted On: 17 Oct 2018


As the Brexit negotiations continue, so do the lives of people living along the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Thousands of individuals crisscross the border each day as they go about their lives.

It is commonplace for thousands of workers to cross the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland every week. Over the course of a working lifetime it is possible for individuals to have worked for numerous employers on both sides of the border, switching between jobs without regard for the border. These workers need a wealth of information to navigate the implications of their cross-border careers.

Unfortunately cross-border complications do arise even with EU rules and regulations, however bring Brexit into the equation (e.g. EU social security coordination will stop) and the situation becomes much more complex; especially as citizens’ rights begin to diverge.

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