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
Frequently Asked Questions on Your Rights
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: the European Health Insurance Card, planned healthcare in another EU country, & residence rights.
Travelling and driving in the EU, diplomatic and consular protection outside the EU and cross-border succession.
Pension Rights for people who have worked in other EU countries, calculation of pensions and supplementary pension schemes.
Rights of bus and coach passengers, ferry passengers and rail passengers.
Unemployment benefit in another EU country, employment in another EU country, facilities for persons with disabilities, qualifications, annual leave.