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Each citizen of an EU Member State is automatically an EU citizen. As an EU citizen, you have the right to:

  • move freely throughout the EU
  • live, study, work and do business in other Member States
  • vote and run as a candidate in European elections in the Member State in which you are living
  • vote and run as a candidate in local elections in the Member State in which you are living
  • petition the European Parliament if your rights as citizens are infringed
  • complain to the European Union Ombudsman if you have a grievance against an EU institution or body
  • request assistance from the embassy of any EU Member State if you get into difficulty abroad in a country where Ireland has no embassy
  • access EU documents, subject to certain restrictions
  • write to the EU in any of its 24 official languages, including Irish or English, and get a response in that language
  • equal treatment; EU citizens must not be discriminated against on grounds of nationality