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Do more than 700,000 born in Northern Ireland have an Irish passport?
5 March 2020
831,779 Irish passport applications (2010-19) represents 44.7% of the Northern Ireland-born population living in the UK at the time of the 2011 Censuses. On the

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Do Northern Ireland pets need passports for Ireland?
5 October 2018
This includes your pet being marked by a transponder (microchip) and vaccinated against rabies. There are presently no border checks for pets (as official policy);

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Are there 208 Ireland-Northern Ireland border crossings?
8 June 2018
It is extremely difficult to accurately establish the exact number of border crossings, as many informal routes have been established since border infrastructure was removed

Education

Do a third of graduates return to Northern Ireland?
23 March 2018
The claim that “a third of young people from Northern Ireland who go to university travel outside Northern Ireland” is closer to a quarter. On

Europe

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Do 30,000 people cross Ireland-Northern Ireland border daily?
27 April 2017
This claim is accurate. Indeed, this may be a low estimation, excluding train and other road journeys. Updated on 28 April 2017 With Brexit looming

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TheJournal.ie: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland?
13 February 2017
This claim is inaccurate. While the 2011 Census data show more people in Northern Ireland speaking Polish than Irish as their main language, based on

Europe

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What is EU to Northern Ireland net migration?
23 June 2016
The claim is true, but it doesn’t include the number of people migrating from the UK to the EU: net migration in 2015 was +184,000.

Education

Do 38% of students have to leave Northern Ireland?
21 June 2016
Most recent data show a third (33.5%) of school leavers continue studies outside Northern Ireland. While public investment policy in further education is a significant

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Are foreigners a financial strain on the NHS in Northern Ireland?
1 June 2016
Under a variety of different circumstances, foreigners do pay for access to health care already. The proposed legislation would seek ways to extend the scope

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Would Brexit lead to Northern Ireland land border checks?
2 May 2016
Travel between the UK and Ireland is currently unaffected by EU membership, as they have both opted out of joining the Schengen Area and maintained