Brexit Support Services

Brexit & Doing Business in Ireland

Following the completion of a ratification process in the EU and the UK, the UK left the EU on Friday 31 January 2020.

Although no longer a member of the EU, the Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period up to 31 December 2020. During this transition, EU rules and regulations will continue to apply to the UK and the UK will remain part of the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union. There will be no immediate changes for businesses in their day-to-day dealings up to the 31st December 2020.

No matter what the final shape of Brexit looks like, the decision of the UK to leave the EU will result in changes, both here in Ireland, for EU partners and for UK companies who wish to continue doing business in Ireland and Europe. It is important that businesses continue to plan and prepare for Brexit and the change it will ultimately bring after the 31st December 2020.

Whether you are a local Irish business or a UK based company that does business in Ireland, there are a number of steps you should take now to ensure you are “Brexit Ready” come the 01st January 2021.

UK Travel & Leisure Brands Operating in Ireland 

Many UK travel brands sell package holidays (flight & accommodation) out of Ireland using their ATOL licence. Whilst this fulfilled the local Irish licensing requirements pre-Brexit, it will no longer suffice after the UK leaves the EU. From the 01st January 2021 ALL UK travel brands will have to possess a CAR licence if they wish to sell package holidays (flight plus accommodation) to any Irish customers departing from the Republic of Ireland. 

Details on licensing requirements can be found on the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation website at

Having a Irish office base and some level of Irish staffing will more than likely play a significant role in the granting of licences from 01st January 2021. 

Areas where we can provide valuable support include:

  • Assisting & corresponding with CAR during the licence application process 
  • Providing your company with a cost effective local Irish office address 
  • Providing you with experienced support staff at Management, Marketing Strategy or Directorship level to suit your Irish business model 

Remember an Irish office base is within easy reach of the UK. We have no language barriers and once you are licensed to trade in Ireland your travel business will continue to have trading access to the entire European market. 

To discuss in confidence contact Clem Walshe at

Irish SME’s 

The Irish Government has published a range of practical advice to help local businesses to prepare for Brexit. This latest information is hosted on the Government’s main website at

If your business is struggling with Brexit challenges feel free to check out our SME support services at or email us at 



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