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 The fallout from the Brexit vote has sparked a surge in online interest in Irish passports and moving to Ireland

 

THE fallout from the Brexit vote has sparked a surge in online interest in Irish passports and moving to Ireland.

As world politics and money markets reeled from the poll, data from Google showed queries on citizenship in the Republic began to increase on Thursday evening and peaked in the early hours of the morning.

GoogleTrends said UK searches for "getting an Irish passport" jumped more than 100% after the Brexit result came through.

Figures from Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs earlier this month showed the total number of Irish passport applications from Britain this year is 3,334 - up very slightly from 3,239 over the same period last year.

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