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#common travel area

# common-travel-area - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal

Mar 23rd 2022, 7:52 PM 17,407 Views 21 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister raised concerns about plans for foreigners to have an Electronic Travel Authorisation pass when crossing the border.

# common-travel-area - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Over 2,000 people fleeing Ukraine have arrived in Ireland with 640 staying in hotels
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Over 2,000 people fleeing Ukraine have arrived in Ireland with 640 staying in hotels

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 6:55 PM 83,473 Views 101 Comments
  • Future accomodation options including modular homes and even Defence Forces facilities are being discussed.
  • The Telegraph has reported that UK ministers voiced concerns about Ireland's 'open door' policy.
  • The government has said that "crisis measures" may be enacted to deal with the situation.

# common-travel-area - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Ireland exempt from new UK travel rules requiring Covid-19 test for arrivals
# Covid Tests
# Covid Tests

Ireland exempt from new UK travel rules requiring Covid-19 test for arrivals

Nov 28th 2021, 9:30 AM 81,095 Views 37 Comments

The new rules do not apply for those within the Common Travel Area – including Ireland.

# common-travel-area - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks
# Common Travel Loophole
# Common Travel Loophole

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks

May 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,660 Views 23 Comments
  • Organised crime groups have been exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed border checks.

# common-travel-area - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Three men arrested in Dublin and Wicklow raids targeting a gang facilitating illegal immigration
# CROSS BORDER PROBE
# CROSS BORDER PROBE

Three men arrested in Dublin and Wicklow raids targeting a gang facilitating illegal immigration

Apr 28th 2021, 4:51 PM 22,065 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí made three arrests during searches at six properties in Wicklow and Dublin.

# common-travel-area - Friday 8 January, 2021

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt

Jan 8th 2021, 9:58 AM 26,682 Views 14 Comments

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the move was designed to prevent new variants of the disease coming into the UK.

# common-travel-area - Friday 6 March, 2020

Draft laws published to guarantee right of Irish citizens to live and work in UK despite Brexit
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

Draft laws published to guarantee right of Irish citizens to live and work in UK despite Brexit

Mar 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 27,248 Views 42 Comments

It states “an Irish citizen does not require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom”, with some limited exceptions.

# common-travel-area - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Irish-British deal on Common Travel Area guarantees citizens' rights post-Brexit
# Brexit Side Deal
# Brexit Side Deal

Irish-British deal on Common Travel Area guarantees citizens' rights post-Brexit

May 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 28,729 Views 15 Comments

The Common Travel Area has been in place since 1922.

# common-travel-area - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

Jan 20th 2019, 10:00 AM 29,975 Views 20 Comments

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

# common-travel-area - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit
# No Deal
# No Deal

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit

Jan 15th 2019, 7:50 PM 14,022 Views 24 Comments

The Irish government published contingency plans on medicines, transport and the Common Travel Area.

# common-travel-area - Monday 27 June, 2016

Enda Kenny wants an open border between the Republic and Northern Ireland
# Political Earthquake
# Political Earthquake

Enda Kenny wants an open border between the Republic and Northern Ireland

Jun 27th 2016, 2:18 PM 18,718 Views 103 Comments

The Dáil has been recalled to discuss the Brexit fallout.

# common-travel-area - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Varadkar calls for 'mini-Schengen' of UK and Ireland
# Tourism
# Tourism

Varadkar calls for 'mini-Schengen' of UK and Ireland

May 15th 2012, 6:45 PM 5,255 Views 41 Comments

Tourists should receive a common visa to travel freely between the two countries, the transport minister said.

# common-travel-area - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Ireland and UK to sign deal on tougher border controls
# Immigration
# Immigration

Ireland and UK to sign deal on tougher border controls

Dec 20th 2011, 7:56 AM 3,924 Views 70 Comments

The agreement will see Ireland and the UK exchange biometric data and other information as part of the visa issuing process.