As a national of Ireland or any other EU country – you are automatically also an EU citizen. As such, you can benefit from many important rights under EU law, in particular the right to move freely around Europe to live, work, study or even retire.
And if you are travelling outside the EU and your country has no diplomatic representation there, you can go to the embassy or consulate of any other EU country and receive assistance and protection.
Your Rights in the EU
Know your Rights
EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
How to report a breach of your rights
Frequently Asked Questions on Your Rights
Air Passenger Rights: Frequently Asked Questions
Air Passenger Rights in the EU: airfares, passenger information, delays & cancellations, insurance, denial of boarding, reduced mobility, luggage.
Accessing medical treatment in other EU countries: Frequently Asked Questions
Accessing medical treatment in other EU countries: the European Health Insurance Card, planned healthcare in another EU country, & residence rights.
Mobility in the EU: Frequently Asked Questions
Travelling and driving in the EU, diplomatic and consular protection outside the EU and cross-border succession.
Pension Rights in the EU: Frequently Asked Questions
Pension Rights for people who have worked in other EU countries, calculation of pensions and supplementary pension schemes.
Bus, Ferry and Rail Travel: Frequently Asked Questions
Rights of bus and coach passengers, ferry passengers and rail passengers.
Working in the EU: Frequently Asked Questions
Unemployment benefit in another EU country, employment in another EU country, facilities for persons with disabilities, qualifications, annual leave.