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applying for an irish passport

applying for an irish passport

THE BREXIT REFERENDUM result has led to a jump in the number of queries about Irish passports today.
With fears growing over what the UK’s exit from the European Union could mean for British citizens, people have been searching their family trees to see if they have an Irish grandparent who would entitle them to an Irish passport.
Although there were some reports of queues outside passport offices in the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) told TheJournal.ie that this was in fact incorrect.
The DFA noted that the entitlements to Irish citizenship/passports – including for those born on the island of Ireland and those claiming citizenship through parents or grandparents born in Ireland – are “unchanged as a result of the referendum”.