UK-Eire Travel Restrictions

October 24th, 2007 § 0 comments

The BBC:

Travellers between the Irish Republic and Britain will need a passport when schemes launched by the two governments come into force.
Irish officials have been asked to work on ending an agreement permitting free movement between the two jurisdictions.

The move by the governments will mean the end of the Common Travel Area between Ireland and Britain which has existed since the foundation of the Republic.

The system is being put in place to track terrorist suspects, criminals and illegal immigrants.

Why now do we need to end this lovely freedom? Why not thirty years ago, during ‘The Troubles’, when the the people fighting the British were Irish?
Oh sorry, I forgot the world has changed since then, hasn’t it?


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