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Quote: "Probably not many people in UK who could not find an Irish link somewhere, so would be a sensible step for our top sailors who rely on there public profile"



As well informed as ever I see:

"It is estimated that as many as six million people living in the UK have at least one Irish grandparent (around 10% of the UK population)."

From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_migration_to_Great_Britain) so don't want to say it's anything official, but you get the point.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 20 at 10:42am
This topic brings to me a mental image of a sort of passport mormonism with people going back through their family tree and applying for posthumous Irish passports for long dead ancestors, until they have managed to create a chain of pseudo Irish ancestry long enough to apply for one themselves. Could be a nice little earner for the Irish passport office...



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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 20 at 11:27am
I once drank a pint of Guinness, probably half Irish now. I could actually apply for a passport, my father was born in Cobh (Cork), though they emigrated to England when he was a child, I consider myself English and a protestant, might as well bring religion in to the mix.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 20 at 11:37am
Originally posted by 423zero

might as well bring religion in to the mix.


Pleased don't.

I didn't start this thread to stir up political, religious or Brexit debates. I was mildly amused that sailors who have nailed their colours to trying to represent the Republic of Ireland are (still) being trained by the RYA.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 20 at 12:14pm
I didn't ask a relevant question to be attacked by rednecks either, however bdu98252 answered for me and several others  Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 20 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by JimC

This topic brings to me a mental image of a sort of passport mormonism with people going back through their family tree and applying for posthumous Irish passports for long dead ancestors, until they have managed to create a chain of pseudo Irish ancestry long enough to apply for one themselves. Could be a nice little earner for the Irish passport office...


Doesnít quite work that way in the real world lol. My dad was born in Northern Ireland  which means I am entitled to an Irish passport if I wish. My daughter could also have an Irish passport but only if have got mine first. 
But thatís as far as it goes, her children would not have any right to a passport. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 20 at 3:16pm
According to this article a conservative estimate of 6.7 million people could apply for Irish passports, only 4.8 million people live there.
Would you be able to vote in important Irish elections and referendums ?
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I am an Irishman according to that chart, if I choose to apply.
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