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No, it’s not “unfair” that Northern Irish people can be EU citizens post-Brexit

While I empathise with many in Britain who voted to Remain and who are now resentful of losing their EU citizenship, to make Northern Ireland the object of this ire is deeply misguided

By Siobhan Fenton  

A Sinn Fein billboard calling for 'No Hard Border' on display in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo: PA

After much agonising over the Irish question, a last-minute deal has been finally cobbled together in order to progress Brexit talks to the next stage.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and her Irish counterpart Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, have agreed on a set of principles which they hope will finally answer some of the uncertainty about the future of Northern Ireland once the UK leaves the EU.

We are told that there will…

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