More British-born Irish people apply for Irish passports as they want to take advantage of their ancestry and keep the EU nationality in case of a Brexit.
According to figures by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, in 2015, 507 British citizens, entitled to apply for an Irish passport through the granny rule, applied to the Irish authorities for a passport. In 2014, 379 people had apply under the same reasoning.
The figures were obtained by the British daily, The Guardian, which also ...
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