UK, Ireland agree on residency for citizens post-Brexit

Britain and Ireland have agreed that their citizens will still be able to live and work freely in both countries after Brexit.

AP reported that an agreement was signed yesterday by the two governments to continue the U.K.-Ireland common travel area regardless of what the terms of the Britain's departure from the European Union.

The date and terms of Brexit are uncertain due to political gridlock in Britain.

However, losing the automatic right to live in any EU member country presumably will be a consequence of Brexit for U.K. citizens.

The common travel area has been in existence since the Republic of Ireland won independence from Britain almost a century ago, and predates the EU membership of both nations.

The agreement means citizens can live, work, study, receive health care and vote in either country.