Thursday June 4, 2020

300% jump in demand for Irish birth certificates

Move follows British decision to leave EU last June

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

16th October, 2016
There has been a huge jump in people looking for marriage certs in Ireland this year Pic: iStock

The demand for birth certs and marriage certs has increased by 300 per cent since the Brexit referendum.

The documents are needed by people applying for an Irish passport in the wake of the British decision to leave the EU last June. Having an Irish passport gives them the right to travel and work freely through the EU in the event of a “hard Brexit”.

During July and August, the number of online applications...

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