EU referendum fueling upsurge in applications for Irish passport in UK

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The EU referendum is fuelling a surge in applications for Irish passports among British people.

Figures obtained by Sky News reveal a 25 percent increase in the number of applications being made from Britain.

A desire to remain as an EU citizen - in the event of a 'Leave' vote - is seen as a key factor.

The Taoiseach will be in Belfast today where he'll urge citizens North of the border to vote to stay within the European Union.