For some of the record number of Britons seeking Irish passports, the move will be permanent
The stampede for Irish passports since the UK voted to leave the EU has been widely interpreted as an effort by Britons to avoid hassle at airports. Produce proof of an Irish granny and voilà, no matter what happens with Brexit, you have a burgundy passport and can travel freely throughout the EU.
For some, however, even those without Irish lineage, it signifies something more – they are moving to Ireland and plan to stay there. To really become Irish.