There's a shortage of Irish passport forms after Brexit in some places
And so it begins...
Now that Britain has voted to leave the EU, it may be hard for British people to travel outside of the country, which means an Irish passport may come in handy. Since the result yesterday, Google searches for Irish passports have gone through the roof. (Screenshots taken just hours after the referendum result). If you were born in Ireland, have Irish parents, or even Irish grandparents obviously you can apply for an Irish passport. There are other circumstances in which people outside of Ireland might qualify for dual-citizenship.
We knew that the aftermath of the Brexit result was immediate, as British Sterling hit its lowest value in 31 years, David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister, and France overtook the UK as the world's fifth largest economy. However, despite the Google trends indication in the surge of interest in obtaining an Irish passport, we couldn't have predicted this.
— Sarah Creighton 🍂 (@Saraita101) June 25, 2016
This image posted on Twitter shows a sign currently in the Central Post Office in Belfast.
They're all out of Irish passport applications.
Due to increased demand of Irish passport forms we have currently run out. We have an emergency order coming to meet the demand on Tuesday 28th June. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
A direct result of the Brexit result? No doubt about it.
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