31 Dec 2019

The special committee considers the withdrawal negotiations of the UK from the EU and the implementation of recommendations made by the previous special committee (of the same name) which considered the implications for Ireland of the UK's withdrawal. The work of both special committees is included on these pages for ease of reference.

Date established: 23 Feb 2017

Date dissolved: 31 Dec 2019

House: 25th Seanad

Final progress report

Latest Report

Final progress report

The Committee has published its final progress report. The UK is now due to formally exit the EU on 31 January 2020.

Press releases

17 Dec 2019, 11.00

Final report of Seanad Special Select Committee on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU urges patience and flexibility in next phase of Brexit process

22 Oct 2019, 15.51

Seanad Special Select Committee on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU to discuss agriculture and food sector implications for Ireland

8 Oct 2019, 10.30

Seanad Special Select Committee on Brexit to discuss education and energy implications for Ireland of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU

Recent videos

Tue, 17 Dec 2019

Committees

Report Launch: Launch of Progress Report of the Seanad Special Select Committee of the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

Committees

Session A- Implications for Ireland of the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU in relation to agriculture and the food sector,
Session B - Implications for Ireland of the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU in relation to agriculture and the food sector

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

Committees

Session A - Implications for Ireland of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU in relation to the education and research sector,
Session B - Implications for Ireland of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU in relation to the energy sector.

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Recent documents

Wed, 23 Oct

Opening statement, Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers Association (IFA)

Opening statement, Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers Association (IFA) (PDF)

Wed, 23 Oct

Opening statement, Paul Kelly, Director, Food And Drinks Ireland (FDI)

Opening statement, Paul Kelly, Director, Food And Drinks Ireland (FDI) (PDF)

Wed, 23 Oct

Opening statement, Pat McCormack, President, ICMSA

Opening statement, Pat McCormack, President, ICMSA (PDF)

Recent reports

Tue, 17 Dec 2019

Brexit Progress Report
Final report of the Seanad Special Select Committee on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU looking at how its recommendations from 2017 had been implemented, the progress made in the negotiations between the EU and the UK and preparedness and contingency plans in Ireland for the UK’s withdrawal.

Tue, 14 May 2019

Report of Activities in 2017 and 2018
Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union report of Activities in 2017 and 2018

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Travel report of delegation visit to Belfast, 4-5 March 2019
Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union travel report of delegation visit to Belfast

Committee contact details

The Committee was dissolved on 31 December 2019.
If you have any queries regarding the Committee, please email comm.sec@oireachtas.ie.