British demand for Irish passports rises as Brexit looms | Fin24
 
  • Android Ban

    Top US tech giants have begun cutting off vital Huawei supplies.

  • Eskom Debt

    The power utility must collect what it is owed by municipalities, says Tito Mboweni.

  • Fin24’s newsletter

    Sign up to receive Fin24's top news in your inbox every morning.

Loading...

British demand for Irish passports rises as Brexit looms

Jan 01 2019 09:28
Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

British demand for Irish passports surged in 2018 as Brexit moved closer.

Out of the total number of applications in the year to December 14, 98 544 came from Great Britain, an increase of 22% from the year-earlier period, the foreign ministry said in Dublin.

The UK’s vote to leave the EU has raised concerns that its citizens could lose the right to live and work in Europe without restrictions, and an Irish passport is seen as a shortcut to retaining access to those rights. Some 84 855 applications came from Northern Ireland.

In all, 822 000 Irish passports were issued in 2018, the ministry said.

theresa may  |  uk  |  eu  |  uk economy  |  brexit
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 
 

Company Snapshot

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

Do you think government can solve the Eskom crisis?

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...