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#Emma deSouza

# emma-desouza - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill
# Emma DeSouza
# Emma DeSouza

Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill

Oct 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 28,914 Views 17 Comments

The legal case taken by the DeSouzas was “a private case in respect of an immigration application”, the Irish government said.

# emma-desouza - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

UK government spent over £55,000 on legal fees against Emma DeSouza
# Home Office
# Home Office

UK government spent over £55,000 on legal fees against Emma DeSouza

Jul 29th 2020, 5:03 PM 26,480 Views 10 Comments

“You have to be at the very bottom or you have to be rich to use the legal system,” DeSouza said.

# emma-desouza - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,343 Views 74 Comments

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

# emma-desouza - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Emma DeSouza drops legal challenge after change to immigration laws
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Emma DeSouza drops legal challenge after change to immigration laws

May 21st 2020, 3:27 PM 22,357 Views 16 Comments

DeSouza said she will continue to campaign for full recognition of Irish citizenship in NI.

# emma-desouza - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Jan 28th 2020, 10:54 PM 14,495 Views 65 Comments

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

# emma-desouza - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North
# Emma DeSouza
# Emma DeSouza

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North

Jan 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 9,767 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.

# emma-desouza - Saturday 4 January, 2020

People have been asking the Irish government what the DeSouza ruling means for them
# Irish Citizenship
# Irish Citizenship

People have been asking the Irish government what the DeSouza ruling means for them

Jan 4th 2020, 8:00 AM 45,006 Views 21 Comments

“This is unacceptable. I don’t want to be a British citizen,” one person who wrote to the Taoiseach argued.

# emma-desouza - Friday 20 December, 2019

NI appeals court to hear case today of Derry woman who was ruled to be a British citizen
# Irish Identity
# Irish Identity

NI appeals court to hear case today of Derry woman who was ruled to be a British citizen

Dec 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,655 Views 7 Comments

Emma De Souza has always identified as Irish, a right that is enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement.

# emma-desouza - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza

Dec 17th 2019, 5:54 PM 19,785 Views 21 Comments

“No one should have to go to court to be able to assert their right to be Irish,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in Belfast.

# emma-desouza - Saturday 23 November, 2019

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British
# Emma DeSouza
# Emma DeSouza

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British

Nov 23rd 2019, 5:01 PM 49,170 Views 53 Comments

The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.

# emma-desouza - Friday 18 October, 2019

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 28,229 Views 25 Comments

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

# emma-desouza - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson

Oct 15th 2019, 3:47 PM 18,683 Views 41 Comments

The Home Office won an appeal against a ruling which found that people born in the North are not automatically British.

The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen

Oct 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 32,122 Views 44 Comments

“A person’s nationality cannot depend in law on an undisclosed state of mind,” the Upper Tribunal argued in it’s decision.

# emma-desouza - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'
# Identity
# Identity

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

Oct 14th 2019, 7:30 PM 23,233 Views 30 Comments

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 
# Court
# Court

'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 6:46 PM 112,175 Views 104 Comments

DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.

# emma-desouza - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish
# Emma DeSouza
# Emma DeSouza

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish

Sep 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 54,501 Views 45 Comments

Emma DeSouza has won three court cases against the UK’s Home Office, which has argued that she is a British citizen.

# emma-desouza - Friday 19 April, 2019

'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London

Apr 19th 2019, 10:00 PM 22,759 Views 22 Comments

Emma DeSouza is challenging the Home Office’s argument that British immigration law supersedes the Good Friday Agreement.