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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 20 at 1:13pm
So many rude people on here now, I know 'why' people who are proud of their European heritage want to get Irish passports.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 20 at 1:26pm
Shall we all calm down and talk about sailing?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote furtive Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 20 at 1:26pm
Originally posted by 423zero

So many rude people on here now, I know 'why' 5th columnists want to get Irish passports.

I'm not sure 'what' you think you know, but if think that someone trying to retain/regain their rights as an EU citizen is a 5th columnist then you are confused (at best).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 20 at 1:37pm
I think this is a sailing forum.I asked the question with regards to our sport, little thinking I would be savaged by trolls, I ask the question again what would Olympians gain by applying for a RoI passport ? Presumably they think they have more chance of being selected.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote furtive Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 20 at 1:50pm
On the basis that no one knows what visa requirements/working restrictions will apply to UK passport holders beyond 31/12/2020, anyone who is planning on spending a lot of time racing/training in Europe (which, if they are full time could count as working) would be very wise to take any opportunity to get a second passport from an EU member state if they have a family link that allows them to do so.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 20 at 3:15pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 20 at 6:04pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Back to sailing, this is official viewpoint.



Not sure why anyone would want to go back to discussing  anything with you after your last few posts  Confused Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 20 at 8:17pm
Well done  Thumbs Up only took you nearly 3 hours to think up that one liner.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bdu98252 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 20 at 8:54am
From a simple perspective if you have dual passport capability then your best bet of a medal is with team GB as they have the biggest budget and the best pool of sailors to train with in the build up. If however you ended up in the Ainslie Scott situation where Scott would have likely got a medal in 2012 but was held out the team by Ainslies track record then it would be a no brainer to sail for ROI. There does not appear to be many people in the ROI and British sailing team that hold dual nationalities and therefore there is not a large number of cases of this theoretical situation being fulfilled. When you look at most of the Olympic classes our 2nd and sometimes more sailors would easily have qualified another country such is the strength in depth. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 20 at 9:41am
Probably nearly 7 million people in UK who could find an Irish link somewhere, so would be a sensible step for our top sailors who rely on there public profile.

Edited by 423zero - 19 Apr 20 at 8:53am
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