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Pinkhousealreadyinuse Fri 24-Jun-16 05:27:45

How many NI'ers will now apply for a Irish passport given the result today?

Trooperslane Fri 24-Jun-16 05:56:29

I will.

I'm Scotland so not sure whether I can or not.

Feeling pretty devastated and confused.

LokisUnderpants Fri 24-Jun-16 06:01:59

I see an independence referendum in NI's future.

holidaysarenice Fri 24-Jun-16 06:13:07

Look at the divide down Northern Ireland, it is very interesting. Much of it correlates with funding from the EU interestingly.

As for independence for NI...holy Scotland couldn't get the finances to stack up. Northern Ireland has no chance, we receive massive handouts for the government and a huge reliance on public sector jobs.

Apart from that....for independence, stormont would have to make a decision...crikey that would overwork the folks on the hill something shocking.

FreeButtonBee Fri 24-Jun-16 06:14:57

I've got my forms in the drawer. Off to the London embassy for me next week.

I am very worried about my parents. They live practically on the border. If things really kick off then they are back in the firing line. Literally.

FreeButtonBee Fri 24-Jun-16 06:16:23

And the EU peace money. That's all coming to an end. Used to be the joke that the roads in the south were shit. Let's see how much money out illustrious government spend on NI outside the EU...

DoinItFine Fri 24-Jun-16 06:16:37

You can get an Irish passport if you were born on the island of Ireland, eitger of yiur parents were, and probabky if any of your grandparents were.

The Irish passport office is completely overwhelmed with applications already.

And yiur entitlement is extremely unlikely to change.

holidaysarenice Fri 24-Jun-16 06:21:09

freebutton very few need to go to the London embassy and can just be posted back. Mine was a few years ago, really easy process.

DoinItFine Fri 24-Jun-16 06:23:17

Your passport is still going to work as an EU passport, probably for a couple of years.

There is no rush to get an Irish passport.

FreeButtonBee Fri 24-Jun-16 06:25:00

Yes. But my British passport really doesn't represent me any more. So fuck it. I'm going to cut off my nose to spite my face and refuse to use it any more.

Pinkhousealreadyinuse Fri 24-Jun-16 06:30:19

I'm surprised the vote was so close in NI given that the EU gives a huge amount financially and if Britain goes into recession due to the vote, which is likely, then these grants will be needed more than ever.

Also, what will now happen with the border between north and south? It's such a mess

DoinItFine Fri 24-Jun-16 06:31:52

Well that's fine.

But there is no need to rush to make a meaningless statement of nationality with a travel document. grin

You can just apply and wait until it arrives.

Some people are genuinely panicking that their travel within the EU will be restricted immediately. sad

Trooperslane Fri 24-Jun-16 06:34:18

This is nothing to do with travel restriction for me.

It's a statement of disgust and regret.

DoinItFine Fri 24-Jun-16 06:34:55

I can not get my head around the DUP's position.

Brexit is a disaster for NI in every possible way.

The Shinners are delighted.

fuckincuntbuggerinarse Fri 24-Jun-16 06:36:43

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Twooter Fri 24-Jun-16 06:37:51

The turnout in NI seemed very low considering they have more riding on it than anyone.

Paniniswapx3 Fri 24-Jun-16 07:09:06

How do you get an Irish passport - I'm from Belfast but live in England so would like one for me & my DCs but not sure how to go about that?

fuckincuntbuggerinarse Fri 24-Jun-16 07:10:51

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MamMamMam Fri 24-Jun-16 07:33:23

This is the worst possible outcome for NIsad
The repositioning of any sort of visible boarder will ignite bad feelings on both sides again.
My children 8 &7 knew little about NIs history. They have never experienced them and us. That will change.
Sad sad daysad

Pangurban1 Fri 24-Jun-16 07:36:18

An Irish grandparent will do for a passport. Maggie Thatcher's father was eligible for one. I doubt he had one, but he was eligible.

LizKeen Fri 24-Jun-16 07:37:41

Yep. I will be getting Irish Passports for us all.

I am really worried that calls for a referendum on a united Ireland will trigger a return to violence. I don't want to bring my kids up in that.

Never thought I would say it but I am considering getting the fuck out. Where to I don't know.

JasperDamerel Fri 24-Jun-16 07:43:47

I was going to start a thread to discuss what happens next. I live in England now, but will be going back to Irish passports for me and the kids from now on, and hoping that NI doesn't implode.

DoinItFine Fri 24-Jun-16 07:46:46

A grandparent born in Ireland gives you the right to apply for an Irish passport.

It could be denied. It's not an automatic right to a passport.

They pretty much never are as things stand. But that could chage.

BreakingDad77 Fri 24-Jun-16 09:27:50

We were 'joking' yesterday that UK better not vote leave as they will have to build a wall and have international immigration boundary built.....

thisoldhouse1239 Fri 24-Jun-16 09:30:51

This is very interesting, I will consider getting passports now I know it would apply to our children too.

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