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Brexit: How the Irish border became the biggest fight for EU and Britain

With Brexit drawing closer, Noeleen Hayes decided it was time to get her two sons Irish passports

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With Brexit drawing closer, Noeleen Hayes decided it was time to get her two sons Irish passports. Living in Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, the 42-year-old spent about 300 euros ($337) applying for Irish citizenship for her boys, aged 11 and 12, in part to secure European Union benefits like lower university fees and health care. Under a 1998 peace deal, Northern Ireland’s 1.8 million people are entitled to an Irish passport, a British passport or both. “This is to hopefully retain their rights as Irish passport holders and EU citizens, to work and study anywhere in ...