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Old 02.02.2020, 00:25
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I hope you don't mind if I ask: are you interested in StirB's "case" as a procedure, conditions, or do you think it's wrong to "take advantage" of your lineage?
I'm assuming that they were always Irish and it was just a procedural issue as opposed to actually applying for Irish citizenship.

As for taking advantage of your lineage, that Irish attitude is: so what, fair play to them. We've never been particularly concerned about claiming Irish passports, if they are entitled to them. In the US alone the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs estimate that about 30 million Americans are entitled to hold an Irish passport, so an extra million Brits suddenly realising they are actually Irish, is just seen viewed with a bit of amusement.

They really are not going to cost the Irish tax payer anything.
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