Countdown to Brexit

The right to be British, Irish or both

CAJ’s Daniel Holder explores birthright provisions in the Good Friday Agreement to be British or Irish or both.

This graph shows the number of British passport applications from residents in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) since 2015. It shows a fall in British passport applications since the UK's Brexit referendum in 2016 – a 13% fall in applications from Northern Ireland and a 16% fall in applications from the Republic of Ireland. 

HM Passport Office *Data to 31 October 2018