There has been a remarkable increase in the applications for Irish passports since Brexit 2 years ago

There has been a remarkable increase in the applications for Irish passports since Brexit

An Irish passport has rarely been this much in demand.

The Department of Foreign Affairs have released statistics regarding the rise in applications for an Irish passport from residents of England, Scotland and Wales. Demand for an Irish passport has almost doubled following Britain's referendum vote to leave the EU.

In the period of July to September 2015, 10,959 people had applied for an Irish passport but this figure has almost doubled to 21,549  in 2016.

RTÉ also revealed that there has been a stark increase in the amount of applications from people living in Northern Ireland, the figure currently stands at 15,757 which is a stark increase when compared to the 9,401 applications in 2015.

The news comes on the same day that The Times published a story which revealed that companies in the UK might be forced to reveal how many foreign workers they employ.