- Sep 21, 2021
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Thank you for that Ryan. It’s actually not that difficult to get an Irish passport if you have the right documentation, which I’m sure you do. There has been more of a demand for them since the Brexit vote (which was a narrow result and N. Ireland voted decisively against).Same boat my friend.
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, had two passports my whole life (Irish & British), and now down to just the one - Australian. I often think about going back through the process of getting an Irish one again, but haven't gotten round to it I guess.
For me the Irish passport has immediate advantages for travelling in Europe and keeping a European as well as British and Irish (and Australian) identity. It’s good to have multiple identities especially in a more interconnected - and more uncertain - world.
I wish I knew Ireland better and hope to travel there a bit more in future. I have a lot of remote relatives there. Northern Ireland was an afterthought for the populist-right wing Brexit lobby in England, many of whom I think would actually like to go back to a ‘hard border’. We now have a hard border with mainland Europe - which is proving a bit of a disaster now.