Brexit attributed to record demand for Irish passports this year

 
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Ireland issued 740 thousand passports this year – with record demand being attributed to Brexit.
The Euro 2016 tournament in France also drove higher than usual demand – piling pressure on the passport office at the usual peak time of summer.
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan admitted that Brexit may have played a significant role, but said people aren’t required to give reasons for applying for a passport – so one can’t be certain.
One in six requests for an Irish passport this year were made by citizens from the North or from Britain.

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