The EU and freedom of movement

  • The European Union is a political and economic union of certain European states. Find out more about the EU.

  • Freedom of movement is one of the basic aims of the European Union. This page explains where this right comes from and how EU citizens can travel freely and settle anywhere within the EU.

  • What countries are in the Schengen Area, and what does it mean for travellers to and from Ireland?

  • The euro is the national currency of 19 EU member states. This document explains how it operates.