NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Britons applying for Irish passports double after Brexit vote

By News Express on 06/10/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 937


Applications for Irish passports from residents of England, Scotland and Wales have almost doubled following Britain’s June 23 referendum vote to leave the EU, according to new figures released Wednesday.

In the three months from July to September, 21,549 people applied for an Irish passport, compared with 10,959 in the same period last year, according to the figures from the Irish foreign ministry.

Applications for Irish passports in Northern Ireland also jumped to 15,757 from 9,401 in 2015.

Anyone born on the island of Ireland, or who has an Irish parent or grandparent, is entitled to an Irish passport. Estimates vary wildly but some studies estimate that at least six million British citizens could be eligible for dual citizenship.

Following a reported surge in demand for passports in the days following the referendum, the Irish government warned the figures should be treated with caution because of fluctuations in recent years.

However, the latest figures indicate a sustained interest by British people in rediscovering and taking advantage of their Irish roots.

Last month Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny told Newstalk radio that he expected a “spike in applications for Irish passports” following speculation that British citizens may require visas or to enter details online if they want to travel to an EU country post-Brexit.

“The Irish Ambassador in Britain has confirmed to me a doubling of the numbers over the past couple of months,” he said, adding that he was expecting “a further spike in applications for Irish passports.” (AFP)

•Photo shows British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Source News Express

Posted 06/10/2016 05:51 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
UNMASKED: Face of kidnap kingpin whose wife stole...

APGA, PDP trade blames over razing of Abia...

Akpabio tasks judges on speedy dispensation of justice...

Countdown to war: US gives Syrian President one-week...

Our choice of Wike is divine: Rivers PDP...

Abia Govt. suspends restriction on keke operations

Awka youths declare sex strike •Want action against...

Speaking is governing: Mahmud Modibbo Tukur & the...

ACF to Aso Rock: Provide palliatives to sooth...

Nigerian war plane missing in Adamawa

National Conference: Ndi Igbo cheated again —APGA cries...

Catholic Bishop, Gov. El-Rufai at war over $350m...

 

Latest News Rethinking Nigeria’s development with Bill Gates, Okonjo-Iweala, By Adele Adeniji Still on Buhari’s verdict on Nigerian youths, By Jerome-Mario Utomi Armed bandits abduct housewives in Kaduna Cybercrime: UK sends 2 Nigerians to prison Brave worshippers capture suicide bomber inside mosque 41 items still banned under Nigeria-China currency swap deal – CBN Pope Francis unveils 14 new cardinals, no Nigerian on the list Anambra to revive over 200 skill acquisition and entrepreneurial centres New HIV infections among pregnant women raise concerns Why Okorocha wants Nwosu to be Imo Governor in 2019, By Collins Ughalaa Certificate Scandal: HEDA asks SFU to investigate Senator Omisore dumps PDP for SDP ahead of 2019

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (344,941 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (341,564 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (273,078 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (224,501 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (204,978 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (202,475 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (176,694 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (159,000 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,033 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,166 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (139,830 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,240 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (40) Business & Economy (3,136) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (853) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (497) Features (594) Global Business Monitor (273) International (1,964) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (119) News (35,442) Opinion (953) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,021) Religion (742) Sports (1,512) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement