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Number of Britons Seeking Irish Citizenship Surges 1,200% Since Brexit: Report

The number of British people granted Irish citizenship has soared almost 1,200% since the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, the Irish Times said, citing government figures. 

Some 1,191 British people were granted Irish citizenship last year, compared with 54 in 2015, the Dublin-based newspaper reported on Monday, citing Ireland’s Justice ministry.