With Brexit drawing closer, Noeleen Hayes decided it was time to get her two sons Irish passports. Living in Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, the 42-year-old spent about €300 applying for Irish citizenship for her boys, aged 11 and 12, in part to secure European Union benefits like lower university fees and health care.
Under the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland’s 1.8 million people are entitled to an Irish passport, a British passport or both.
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