Travel question

Is it worth getting an Irish passport?

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Thursday 03 January 2019 14:19
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After Brexit, anyone who qualifies for a passport from a European Union country will be better off than those who don’t
After Brexit, anyone who qualifies for a passport from a European Union country will be better off than those who don’t

Q Our son travels to Europe extensively for business currently on a British passport. He is entitled to an Irish passport – his grandmother is Irish. In your opinion would it be worth him obtaining one in view of UK leaving the EU at the end of March? And if he has two passports can he travel out of the UK on his Irish one and return on the British one?

Rosemary W

A Anyone who qualifies for a passport from a European Union country, and who intends to travel to the EU after Brexit, will be far better off than those of us who regrettably do not qualify. With Brexit, the UK is giving back control – surrendering the freedom that its citizens have to travel within Europe, with significant impacts.

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