Thursday February 20, 2020

Applications for Irish passports surge 17% after Brexit

More than 70,000 applications from GB and NI this year

9th July, 2016
Some 407,000 Irish-born people live in the UK Pic: Rollingnews.ie

British applications for Irish passports surged almost a fifth in the first half of 2016, amid worries Britain would withdraw from the European Union.

Some 31,707 Irish passport applications came from Great Britain in the first six months of the year, the nation’s

foreign ministry said in Dublin on Friday. That’s 17 percent higher than the same period in 2015. Applications in June rose

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