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Do one in four Britons have Irish heritage? More or Less tries to estimate the number of Britons who are actually entitled to dual nationality with Ireland.

Britons entitled to Irish passports
After the Brexit vote in June, so many Britons applied for Irish passports that Ireland's foreign minister had to ask them to stop - pointing out that the UK remains, for now, in the EU. If some of the figures that have been quoted are correct, the Irish passport service may find itself completely inundated in future. But does one in four Britons really have Irish heritage? We reveal the dubious history of that number and attempt to estimate the number of Britons who are actually entitled to dual nationality with Ireland.

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Sun 4 Sep 2016 20:00

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