Here's some fallout (or a spinoff) from Brexit that was probably quite predictable: drastic upswing in British applications for Irish passports as a way of retaining EU rights and privileges. Brexit blamed as number of Britons applying for Irish passports rises by two thirds The number of British people applying for Irish passports has risen by more than two thirds, indicating a continuing surge in Britons seeking to become citizens of Ireland following the Brexit vote. Ireland’s foreign ministry received 51,079 passport applications from Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 30,303 during the same period last year — a rise of 69 per cent. It received 250,000 passport applications from across the world in the same quarter. The increase in demand is so large that the country's foreign department is said to be hiring extra staff and has launched an online passport renewal service to handle the number of applications. Of course it doesn't necessarily mean the new passport holders mean to emigrate to Ireland, so the bump in Irish citizenship doesn't actually translate to some mass exodus. Spoiler Otherwise I'd put in a application right now to become a British citizen and take up someone's empty seat in Northern Ireland or elsewhere in the UK. My Irish kin came over here too long ago for me to apply for citizenship now. The way things are going with Trump I'd settle for living just about anywhere across the pond some days.