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Irish citizenship may open the door to an extended role for Dublin and Brussels after Brexit

In the Irish Times, Noel Whelan peers into the can of worms that is EU citizenship for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland after Brexit. I’ve long been wondering about this. Successive taoisigh have sworn to uphold these rights but haven’t explained what they are and how they may be defended. These rights are vaguely invoked to argue for a Dublin role in direct rule. But the scope of the citizenship argument seems to extend much further and more permanently as.
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