london - Brits are after Brexit in line for an Irish passport. The Irish Embassy in London and the post offices in Northern Ireland are flooded with applications, declared the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.
The post offices have no forms are more available and at the embassy there received more than 4,000 requests per day. Normally, there are no more than 200 applications within.
Anyone who was born in Ireland or Northern Ireland, or have Irish parents or grandparents can claim an Irish passport. In the United Kingdom, that there are already 6 million.
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'After Brexit referendum is interest from Northern Ireland and Great Britain for an Irish passport soared,' said Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan. 'This increase clearly reflects great concern to British passport holders. '
Even the pro-British Northern Irish lawmaker Ian Paisley Jr., son of the notorious politician of the same name who was leading the fight against the IRA in battle, calling his countrymen now openly opt for an Irish passport.
The Irish Embassy in Paris had a record number of applications received within British expats. That was the Briton Iain McKenney, who lives in Paris for eight years, at least to grouse when he inquired at the consulate. 'The best news I received this morning when I got to hear' Welcome to Ireland '. I'm going to send the request immediately. '